AppointmentItem.Start Property

Outlook Developer Reference

Returns or sets a Date indicating the starting date and time for the Outlook item. Read/write.



expression A variable that represents an AppointmentItem object.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses CreateItem to create an appointment and uses MeetingStatus to set the meeting status to "Meeting" and to make it a meeting request with both a required and an optional attendee.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub ScheduleMeeting()
    Dim myItem as Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim myRequiredAttendee As Outlook.Recipient
    Dim myOptionalAttendee As Outlook.Recipient
    Dim myResourceAttendee As Outlook.Recipient

    Set myItem = Application.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
    myItem.MeetingStatus = olMeeting
    myItem.Subject = "Strategy Meeting"
    myItem.Location = "Conference Room B"
    myItem.Start = #9/24/2003 1:30:00 PM#
    myItem.Duration = 90
    Set myRequiredAttendee = myItem.Recipients.Add ("Nate Sun")
    myRequiredAttendee.Type = olRequired
    Set myOptionalAttendee = myItem.Recipients.Add ("Kevin Kennedy")
    myOptionalAttendee.Type = olOptional
    Set myResourceAttendee = myItem.Recipients.Add("Conference Room B")
    myResourceAttendee.Type = olResource
End Sub

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