Items.Sort method (Outlook)
Sorts the collection of items by the specified property. The index for the collection is reset to 1 upon completion of this method.
expression.Sort (Property, Descending)
expression A variable that represents an Items object.
|Property||Required||String||The name of the property by which to sort, which may be enclosed in brackets, for example, "[CompanyName]". User-defined properties that contain spaces must be enclosed in brackets. May not be a user-defined property of type keywords, and may not be a multi-valued property, such as a category. For user-defined properties, the property must exist in the UserDefinedProperties collection for Items.Parent, which represents the Folder object that contains the items.|
|Descending||Optional||Variant||True to sort in descending order. The default value is False (ascending).|
Sort only affects the order of items in a collection. It does not affect the order of items in an explorer view.
Sort cannot be used and will cause an error if the Property paramater is one of the following properties:
The following Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Sort method to sort the Items collection for the default Tasks folder by the "DueDate" property and displays the due dates each in turn.
Sub SortByDueDate() Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace Dim myFolder As Outlook.Folder Dim myItem As Outlook.TaskItem Dim myItems As Outlook.Items Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") Set myFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderTasks) Set myItems = myFolder.Items myItems.Sort "[DueDate]", False For Each myItem In myItems MsgBox myItem.Subject & "-- " & myItem.DueDate Next myItem End Sub
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