The View object allows you to create customizable views that allow you to better sort, group and ultimately view data of all different types. There are a variety of different view types that provide the flexibility needed to create and maintain your important data.
The table view type (olTableView) allows you to view data in a simple field-based table.
The Calendar view type (olCalendarView) allows you to view data in a calendar format.
The card view type (olCardView) allows you to view data in a series of cards. Each card displays the information contained by the item and can be sorted.
The icon view type (olIconView) allows you to view data as icons, similar to a Windows folder or explorer.
The timeline view type (olTimelineView) allows you to view data as it is received in a customizable linear time line.
Views are defined and customized using the View object's XML property. The XML property allows you to create and set a customized XML schema that defines the various features of a view.
Using the View object
Use Views(index), where index is the name of the View object or its ordinal value, to return a single View object. The following example returns a view called Table View and stores it in a variable of type View called objView. Before running this example, make sure a view by the name 'Table View' exists.
Sub GetView() 'Creates a new view Dim olApp As Outlook.Application Dim objName As NameSpace Dim objViews As Views Dim objView As View Set olApp = Outlook.Application Set objName = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI") Set objViews = objName.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Views 'Return a view called Table View Set objView = objViews.Item("Table View") End Sub
Use the Add method of the Views collection to create a new view. The following example creates a new view of type olTableView called New Table.
Sub CreateView() 'Creates a new view Dim olApp As Outlook.Application Dim objName As NameSpace Dim objViews As Views Dim objNewView As View Set olApp = Outlook.Application Set objName = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI") Set objViews = objName.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Views Set objNewView = objViews.Add(Name:="New Table", _ ViewType:=olTableView, SaveOption:=olViewSaveOptionThisFolderEveryone) End Sub
Properties | Application Property | Class Property | Language Property | LockUserChanges Property | Name Property | Parent Property | SaveOption Property | Session Property | Standard Property | ViewType Property | XML Property
Parent Objects | MAPIFolder Object