Assigns a task and returns a TaskItem object that represents it. This method allows a task to be assigned (delegated) to another user. You must create a task before you can assign it, and you must assign a task before you can send it. An assigned task is sent as a TaskRequestItem object.
*expression * Required. An expression that returns a TaskItem object.
This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses CreateItem to create a simple task and delegate it as a task request to another user. To run this example, replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid recipient name.
Sub AssignTask() Dim myOlApp As New Outlook.Application Dim myItem As Outlook.TaskItem Dim myDelegate As Outlook.Recipient Set MyItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olTaskItem) MyItem.Assign Set myDelegate = MyItem.Recipients.Add("Dan Wilson") myDelegate.Resolve If myDelegate.Resolved Then myItem.Subject = "Prepare Agenda For Meeting" myItem.DueDate = Now + 30 myItem.Display myItem.Send End If End Sub
If you use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) in a Microsoft Outlook form, you do not create the Application object, and you cannot use named constants. This example shows how to assign a task item using VBScript.
Set myItem = Application.CreateItem(3) myItem.Assign Set myDelegate = myItem.Recipients.Add("Dan Wilson") myItem.Subject = "Prepare Agenda For Meeting" myItem.DueDate = #9/20/03# myItem.Send
Applies to | TaskItem Object