TaskItem.Respond method (Outlook)

Responds to a task request.


expression. Respond( _Response_ , _fNoUI_ , _fAdditionalTextDialog_ )

expression A variable that represents a TaskItem object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Response Required OlTaskResponse The response to the request.
fNoUI Required Variant True to not display a dialog box; the response is sent automatically. False to display the dialog box for responding.
fAdditionalTextDialog Required Variant False to not prompt the user for input; the response is displayed in the inspector for editing. True to prompt the user to either send or send with comments. This argument is valid only if fNoUI is False.

Return value

A TaskItem that represents the response to the task request.


When you call the Respond method with the olTaskAccept parameter, Outlook creates a new TaskItem that duplicates the task request item. The new item has a different Entry ID. Outlook then removes the original item.

The following table describes the behavior of the Respond method depending on the parent object, and the fNoUI and fAdditionalTextDialog parameters.

fNoUI, fAdditionalTextDialog Result
True, True Response item is returned with no user interface. To send the response, you must call the Send method.
True, False Same result as with True, True.
False, True If the Display method has been called, the user prompt appears. Otherwise, the item is sent without prompting and the resulting item is nothing.
False, False Does nothing.

See also

TaskItem Object

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