Application.CreateItemFromTemplate Method

Outlook Developer Reference

Creates a new Microsoft Outlook item from an Outlook template (.oft) and returns the new item.

Syntax

expression.CreateItemFromTemplate(TemplatePath, InFolder)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
TemplatePath Required String The path and file name of the Outlook template for the new item.
InFolder Optional Variant The folder in which the item is to be created. If this argument is omitted, the default folder for the item type will be used.

Return Value
An Object value that represents the new Microsoft Outlook item.

Remarks

New items will always open in compose mode, as opposed to read mode, regardless of the mode in which the items were saved to disk.

Example

This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses CreateItemFromTemplate to create a new item from an Outlook template and then displays it. The CreateTemplate macro shows you how to create the template that is used in the first example. To avoid errors, replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid name in your address book.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub CreateFromTemplate()
    Dim MyItem As Outlook.MailItem

    Set MyItem = Application.CreateItemFromTemplate("C:\statusrep.oft")
    MyItem.Display
End Sub

Sub CreateTemplate()
    Dim MyItem As Outlook.MailItem

    Set MyItem = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
    MyItem.Subject = "Status Report"
    MyItem.To = "Dan Wilson"
    MyItem.Display
    MyItem.SaveAs "C:\statusrep.oft", OlSaveAsType.olTemplate
End Sub

The following Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example shows how to use the optional

InFolder

parameter when calling the CreateItemFromTemplate method.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub CreateFromTemplate2()
    Dim MyItem As Outlook.MailItem

    Set MyItem = Application.CreateItemFromTemplate("C:\statusrep.oft",  _
        Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderDrafts))
    MyItem.Save
End Sub

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