Get and set item data in a compose form in Outlook
Learn how to get or set various properties of an item in an Outlook add-in in a compose scenario, including its recipients, subject, body, and appointment location and time.
Getting and setting item properties for a compose add-in
In a compose form, you can get most of the properties that are exposed on the same kind of item as in a read form (such as attendees, recipients, subject, and body), and you can get a few extra properties that are relevant in only a compose form but not a read form (body, bcc).
For most of these properties, because it's possible that an Outlook add-in and the user can be modifying the same property in the user interface at the same time, the methods to get and set them are asynchronous. Table 1 lists the item-level properties and corresponding asynchronous methods to get and set them in a compose form. The item.itemType and item.conversationId properties are exceptions because users cannot modify them. You can programmatically get them the same way in a compose form as in a read form, directly from the parent object.
Table 1. Asynchronous methods to get or set item properties in a compose form
|Property||Property type||Asynchronous method to get||Asynchronous method(s) to set|
|body||Body||Body.getAsync||Body.prependAsync, Body.setAsync, Body.setSelectedDataAsync|