Folder.CurrentView property (Outlook)

Returns a View object representing the current view. Read-only.


expression. CurrentView

expression A variable that represents a Folder object.


To obtain a View object for the view of the current Explorer, use Explorer.CurrentView instead of the CurrentView property of the current Folder object returned by Explorer.CurrentFolder.

You must save a reference to the View object returned by CurrentView before you proceed to use it for any purpose.

To properly reset the current view, you must do a View.Reset and then a View.Apply. The code sample below illustrates the order of the calls:

Sub ResetView() 
 Dim v as Outlook.View 
 ' Save a reference to the current view object 
 Set v = Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentView 
 ' Reset and then apply the current view 
End Sub


The following VBA example displays the current view of the Inbox folder.

Sub TestFolderCurrentView() 
 Dim nsp As Outlook.NameSpace 
 Dim mpFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim vw As Outlook.View 
 Dim strView As String 
 Set nsp = Application.Session 
 Set mpFolder = nsp.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox) 
 ' Save a reference to the current view 
 Set vw = mpFolder.CurrentView 
 MsgBox "The Current View is: " & vw.Name 
End Sub

See also

Folder Object

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