Items.ItemAdd Event

Outlook Developer Reference

Occurs when one or more items are added to the specified collection. This event does not run when a large number of items are added to the folder at once. This event is not available in Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript).



expression   A variable that represents an Items object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Item Required Object The item that was added.


In this Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example, when a new contact is added to the Contacts folder, the contact item is attached to an e-mail message and sent to a distribution list named "Sales Team". The sample code must be placed in a class module, and the Initialize_handler routine must be called before the event procedure can be called by Microsoft Outlook.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Public WithEvents myOlItems As Outlook.Items

Public Sub Initialize_handler() Set myOlItems = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts).Items End Sub

Private Sub myOlItems_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object) Dim myOlMItem As Outlook.MailItem Dim myOlAtts As Outlook.Attachments

Set myOlMItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
Set myOlAtts = myOlMItem.Attachments
' Add new contact to attachments in mail message
myOlAtts.Add Item, olByValue
myOlMItem.To = "Sales Team"
myOlMItem.Subject = "New contact"

End Sub

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