Attachment.DisplayName Property (Outlook)

Returns or sets a String representing the name, which does not need to be the actual file name, displayed below the icon representing the embedded attachment. Read/write.


expression. DisplayName

expression A variable that represents an Attachment object.


This property corresponds to the MAPI property PidTagDisplayName .


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Attachment.SaveAsFile method to save the first attachment of the currently open item as a file in the Documents folder, using the attachment's display name as the file name.

Sub SaveAttachment() 
 Dim myInspector As Outlook.Inspector 
 Dim myItem As Outlook.MailItem 
 Dim myAttachments As Outlook.Attachments 
 Set myInspector = Application.ActiveInspector 
 If Not TypeName(myInspector) = "Nothing" Then 
 If TypeName(myInspector.CurrentItem) = "MailItem" Then 
 Set myItem = myInspector.CurrentItem 
 Set myAttachments = myItem.Attachments 
 'Prompt the user for confirmation 
 Dim strPrompt As String 
 strPrompt = "Are you sure you want to save the first attachment " &; _ 
 "in the current item to the Documents folder? If a file with the " &; _ 
 "same name already exists in the destination folder, " &; _ 
 "it will be overwritten with this copy of the file." 
 If MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then 
 myAttachments.Item(1).SaveAsFile Environ("HOMEPATH") &; "\My Documents\" &; _ 
 End If 
 MsgBox "The item is of the wrong type." 
 End If 
 End If 
End Sub

See also

Attachment Object