ContactItem.UserProperties Property

Outlook Developer Reference

Returns the UserProperties collection that represents all the user properties for the Outlook item. Read-only.



expression A variable that represents a ContactItem object.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example finds a custom property named LastDateContacted for the contact 'Jeff Smith' and displays it to the user. To run this example, you need to replace 'Jeff Smith' with a valid contact name and create a user-defined property called LastDateContacted for the contact.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub FindContact()
    'Finds and displays last contacted info for a contact

    Dim objContact As Outlook.ContactItem
    Dim objContacts As Outlook.Folder
    Dim objNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim objProperty As Outlook.UserProperty

    Set objNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set objContacts = objNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts)
    Set objContact = objContacts.Items.Find( _
        "[FileAs] = ""Smith, Jeff"" and [FirstName] = ""Jeff""")
    If Not TypeName(objContact) = "Nothing" Then
        Set objProperty = _
        If TypeName(objProperty) <> "Nothing" Then
            MsgBox "Last Date Contacted: " & objProperty.Value
        End If
        MsgBox "The contact was not found."
    End If
End Sub

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