The IPimSrcContactSummaryCard interface provides a method for customizing Contact Summary tabs of Contact items that are associated with a particular Source Provider.

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IPimSrcContactSummaryCard methods Description


Allows you to over-ride the default Contact Summary display tab, and display an alternate summary tab dialog box to be used when a Contact is opened from Contact list view.


Source Providers and their associated Source ID's are part of a mechanism that supports per-provider customization of the PIM experience on Windows Mobile devices.

A Source Provider is a custom function that customizes the PIM user experience. Typically, a Source Provider has a corresponding associate function that is responsible for synchronizing PIM data with the Windows Mobile device. Data synchronized with the Windows Mobile device by this associate function is marked with a Source identification tag (Source ID). When Outlook Mobile displays a PIM item, it checks to see if the item has a Source ID. If it finds one, it invokes the Source Provider, which customizes the user interface for the PIM item.

In addition, when the user enters new PIM data on the Windows Mobile device, they will be able to select the Source Provider to use.


PIM items with a Source ID value of zero just use the default user interface.


Header pimstore.h
Library Pimstore.lib
Windows Mobile Pocket PC for Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later, Smartphone for Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

See Also


Pocket Outlook Object Model Interfaces

Other Resources

Register a Source Provider
Pocket Outlook Object Model Enumerations