Using contact item selector fields

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You can customize a contact form using specially bound controls that display dialog boxes that let users change fields in the item.

Most of these controls are available directly from the Field Chooser. The following lists these controls.

Address Selector Address Selected
E-mail Selector E-mail Selected
Phone x Selector Phone x Selected

To use these fields on a contact form page, open the form in and then use the Field Chooser to drag the field onto the page. This will automatically create the appropriate controls and labels on the page.

You can also bind a standard control button to one of three special contact dialog boxes:

  • Categories

  • Check Address

  • Check Name

To bind a contact-item dialog box to a button

  1. In design mode, drag a command button from the Control Toolbox to a page on the form.

  2. Right-click the command button, click Properties, and then click Value.

  3. Click Choose Field, point to All Contact fields, and then click the name of the dialog box you want to bind the button to.

Note   You can also use the same method to bind the Categories dialog box to a button on the form of any item except a mail message. However, the Categories dialog box is listed only under All contact fields, regardless of the type of form being designed.