I decided I wanted to do the regular Windows to Outlook side of the project first. It makes sense having both, as I often change my sets in the morning, in front of my desktop computers.
So I wanted to figure out how to create an Outlook item. I started with this article:
Lovely article but I couldn't get it to compile. I started doing research on the error message and kept running into references to PIA's. I found them, and I had to install them.
I also found this article which was helpful too:
So here is what I had to do to create an Outlook Calendar entry (which does work).
I had to add an reference to the PIAs:
Add a reference to the PIAs. To do this, follow these steps:
|a.||On the Project menu, click Add Reference.|
|b.||Click the NET tab, locate Microsoft.Outlook.Interop.Outlook, and then click Select.|
|c.||In the Add References dialog box, click OK|
The next thing I had to do was to add the following statement to the top of the program:
It now looks like:
Imports outlook = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook
' Create an Outlook application.
Dim oApp As Outlook.Application = New Outlook.Application()
' Get NameSpace and Logon.
Dim oNS As Outlook.NameSpace = oApp.GetNamespace("mapi")
oNS.Logon("YourValidProfile", Missing.Value, False, True) ' TODO:
' Create a new AppointmentItem.
Dim oAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem = oApp.CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olAppointmentItem)
' Set some common properties.
oAppt.Subject = "Created using OOM in C#"
oAppt.Body = "Hello World"
oAppt.Location = "Samm E"
oAppt.Start = Convert.ToDateTime("11/30/2001 9:00:00 AM")
oAppt.End = Convert.ToDateTime("11/30/2001 1:00:00 PM")
oAppt.ReminderSet = True
oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 5
oAppt.BusyStatus = Outlook.OlBusyStatus.olBusy ' olBusy
oAppt.IsOnlineMeeting = False
' Save to Calendar.
' Clean up.
oApp = Nothing
oNS = Nothing
oAppt = Nothing