NameSpace.CreateRecipient Method

Outlook Developer Reference

Creates a Recipient object.



expression A variable that represents a NameSpace object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
RecipientName Required String The name of the recipient; it can be a string representing the display name, the alias, or the full SMTP e-mail address of the recipient.

Return Value
A Recipient object that represents the new recipient.


This method is most commonly used to create a Recipient object for use with the GetSharedDefaultFolder method, for example, to open a delegator's folder. It can also be used to verify a given name against an address book.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the GetSharedDefaultFolder method to resolve the Recipient object representing Dan Wilson, and then returns Dan's shared default Calendar folder. To run this example, replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid recipient name and make sure the calendar is shared and you have permissions to view the calendar.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub ResolveName()
    Dim myNamespace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim myRecipient As Outlook.Recipient
    Dim CalendarFolder As Outlook.Folder

    Set myNamespace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set myRecipient = myNamespace.CreateRecipient("Dan Wilson")
    If myRecipient.Resolved Then
        Call ShowCalendar(myNamespace, myRecipient)
    End If
End Sub

Sub ShowCalendar(myNamespace, myRecipient)
   Dim CalendarFolder As Folder

    Set CalendarFolder = _
        myNamespace.GetSharedDefaultFolder _
        (myRecipient, olFolderCalendar)
End Sub

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