GetFirst Method

The GetFirst method returns the first object in the specified collection. Returns Nothing if no first object exists, for example, if there are no objects in the collection.

Note  To ensure correct operation of the GetFirst, GetLast , GetNext, and GetPrevious methods in a large collection, call GetFirst before calling GetNext on that collection and call GetLast before calling GetPrevious. To ensure that you are always making the calls on the same collection, create an explicit variable that refers to that collection before entering the loop.


*expression    * Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the GetFirst method to locate the first folder in the Contacts folder and then copies the folder to the Test folder. Before running this example, you need to make sure the necessary folders exist in the default Contacts and Inbox folders.

Sub CopyItems()
    Dim myOlApp As New Outlook.Application
    Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim myDestFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim mySourceFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim myNewFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Set myNameSpace = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set myDestFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders("Test")
    Set mySourceFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts).Folders.GetFirst
    Set myNewFolder = mySourceFolder.CopyTo(myDestFolder)
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 delete the first folder in the default Tasks folder using VBScript code.

Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNameSpace("MAPI")
Set myFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(13)
Set myOldFolder = myFolder.Folders.GetFirst

'Prompt the user for confirmation
Dim strPrompt As String
strPrompt = "Are you sure you want to delete the folder?"
If MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then
    MsgBox("Folder deleted")
End If

Applies to | AddressEntries Object | Conflicts Object | Folders Object | Items Object | Results Collection

See Also | GetLast Method | GetNext Method | GetPrevious Method