Reminder Object


Represents a Microsoft Outlook reminder. Reminders allow users to keep track of upcoming appointments by scheduling a pop-up dialog box to appear at a given time. In addition to appointments, reminders can occur for tasks, contacts and e-mail messages.

Using the Reminder object

Use Reminders(index), where index is the name or index number of the reminder, to return a single Reminder object. The following example displays the caption of the first reminder in the collection.

Sub ViewReminderInfo()
'Displays information about first reminder in collection

    Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim objRem As Reminder

    Set olApp = Outlook.Application
    'If there are reminders, display message
    If olApp.Reminders.Count <> 0 Then
        Set objRem = olApp.Reminders.Item(1)
        MsgBox "The caption of the first reminder in the collection is: " & _
        MsgBox "There are no reminders in the collection."

    End If

End Sub

Reminders are created programmatically when a new Microsoft Outlook item, such as an AppointmentItem object, is created and the item 's ReminderSet property is set to True. Use the item's ReminderTime property to set the time in minutes at which the reminder will occur. The following example creates a new appointment item and sets the ReminderSet property to True, adding a new Reminder object to the Reminders collection.

Sub AddAppt()
'Adds a new appointment and reminder to the reminders collection

    Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim objApt As AppointmentItem

    Set olApp = Outlook.Application
    Set objApt = olApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

    objApt.ReminderSet = True
    objApt.Subject = "Tuesday's meeting"

End Sub

Use the Reminders collection's Remove method to remove a Reminder object from the collection. Once a reminder is removed from its associated item, the AppointmentItem object's ReminderSet property is set to False.

Properties | Application Property | Caption Property | Class Property | IsVisible Property | Item Property | NextReminderDate Property | OriginalReminderDate Property | Parent Property | Session Property

Methods | Dismiss Method | Snooze Method

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