ItemRemove Event

Occurs when an item is deleted from the specified collection. This event does not run when the last item in a Personal Folders file (.pst) is deleted, or if 16 or more items are deleted at once from a .pst file, Microsoft Exchange mailbox, or an Exchange public folder. This event is not available in Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript).


*object   * An expression that evaluates to one of the objects in the Applies To list.


This Microsoft Visual Basic/Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example optionally sends a notification message to a workgroup when the user removes a contact from the default Contacts folder. The sample code must be placed in a class module, and the Initialize_handler routine must be called before the event procedure can be called by Microsoft Outlook.

Dim myOlApp As New Outlook.Application
Public WithEvents myOlItems As Outlook.Items

Public Sub Initialize_handler()
    Set myOlItems = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts).Items
End Sub

Private Sub myOlItems_ItemRemove()
    Dim myOlMItem As Outlook.MailItem
    If MsgBox("Do you want to notify the Sales Team?", vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then
        Set myOlMItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
        myOlMItem.To = "Sales Team"
        myOlMItem.Subject = "Remove Contact"
        myOlMItem.Body = "Remove the following contact from your list:"
    End If
End Sub

Applies to | Items Object | Results Collection

See Also | ItemAdd Event | ItemChange Event | Using events with Automation