NameSpace.AutoDiscoverXml Property (Outlook)

Returns a String that represents information in XML retrieved from the auto-discovery service for the Microsoft Exchange server that hosts the primary Exchange account. Read-only.


expression. AutoDiscoverXml

expression A variable that represents a 'NameSpace' object.


This property is similar to the AutoDiscoverXml property of the Account object. If there are multiple Exchange accounts defined in the current profile, use the AutoDiscoverXml property for the specific account.

The returned string of XML contains information about various Web services (for example, availability service and unified messaging service) and available servers.

An error is returned if the active profile does not contain an account that is connected to a server that is Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or later.


NameSpace.AutoDiscoverXml is an XML string that is returned from the auto-discovery service of the Exchange server. The following code sample uses the AutoDiscoverConnectionMode property to show when this XML string is available during a normal Outlook session.

Dim WithEvents Session As NameSpace 
Dim LastAutoDiscoverXml As String 
Dim LastAutoDiscoverConnectionMode As OlAutoDiscoverConnectionMode 
Private Sub Application_Startup() 
 Set Session = Application.Session 
 If (Session.AutoDiscoverConnectionMode <> olAutoDiscoverConnectionUnknown) Then 
 LastAutoDiscoverXml = Session.AutoDiscoverXml 
 LastAutoDiscoverConnectionMode = Session.AutoDiscoverConnectionMode 
 End If 
End Sub 
Private Sub Session_AutoDiscoverComplete() 
 LastAutoDiscoverXml = Session.AutoDiscoverXml 
 LastAutoDiscoverConnectionMode = Session.AutoDiscoverConnectionMode 
 If LastAutoDiscoverConnectionMode <> olAutoDiscoverConnectionUnknown Then 
 End If 
End Sub 
Private Sub DoAutoDiscoverBasedWork() 
 ' Do activity requires auto discover information 
 Dim displayName As String 
 Dim posStartTag, posEndTag As Integer 
 posStartTag = InStr(1, LastAutoDiscoverXml, "<DisplayName>") 
 posEndTag = InStr(1, LastAutoDiscoverXml, "</DisplayName>") 
 If (posStartTag > 1 And posEndTag > 1) Then 
 displayName = Mid(LastAutoDiscoverXml, posStartTag + 13, posEndTag - posStartTag - 13) 
 Debug.Print "DisplayName = " &; displayName 
 End If 
End Sub

See also

NameSpace Object