Inspector Object


Represents the window in which an Outlook item is displayed.

Using the Inspector Object

  • Use the ActiveInspector method to return the object representing the currently active inspector (if there is one).

  • Use the GetInspector property to return the Inspector object associated with an item.

  • Use the Display method to display an item in its associated inspector.


If a program tries to reference any type of recipient information by using the Outlook object model, a dialog box is displayed that asks you to confirm access to this information. You can allow access to the Address Book or recipient information for up to ten minutes after you receive the dialog box. This allows features, such as mobile device synchronization, to be completed.

You receive the confirmation dialog box when a solution tries to programmatically access the following properties of the Inspector object:

  • WordEditor
  • HTMLEditor

Properties | Application Property | Caption Property | Class Property | CommandBars Property | CurrentItem Property | EditorType Property | Height Property | HTMLEditor Property | Left Property | ModifiedFormPages Property | Parent Property | Session Property | Top Property | Width Property | WindowState Property | WordEditor Property

Methods | Activate Method | Close Method | Display Method | HideFormPage Method | IsWordMail Method | SetControlItemProperty Method | SetCurrentFormPage Method | ShowFormPage Method

Events | Activate Event | BeforeMaximize Event | BeforeMinimize Event | BeforeMove Event | BeforeSize Event | Close Event | Deactivate Event

Parent Objects

Child Objects