Rule.Exceptions Property (Outlook)

Returns a RuleConditions collection object that represents all the available rule exception conditions for the rule. Read-only.

Syntax

expression. Exceptions

expression A variable that represents a Rule object.

Remarks

An exception condition for a rule states the condition under which the rule should not be applied. Both the Conditions and Exceptions properties share the same pool of conditions and return a corresponding RuleConditions collection object.

You can enumerate and enable rules with any rule exception condition that the Rules and Alerts Wizard support, but you can programmatically create rules that have only the most commonly used rule exception conditions, and not any rule exception condition that the Rules and Alerts Wizard supports. For more information on rule condition support, see Specify Rule Conditions.

Through the Conditions property, each rule is associated with a RuleConditions object. The RuleConditions collection is a fixed object - you cannot add or remove items from this collection. Rule exception conditions that are enabled in the rule will have an enabled rule exception condition in the RuleConditions collection. Rule exception conditions that are not enabled in the rule will have a rule exception condition in this collection that has the RuleCondition.Enabled property set to False . Rule exception conditions that are not supported during programmatic rule creation can only be enumerated in the RuleConditions collection for an existing rule, but because the RuleConditions collection is fixed, you cannot create a rule and add such an exception condition to the associated RuleConditions collection.

See also

Rule Object