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I am using notes automation classes to send mail via a VB application. I am able to hard code a recipient. How would I use the automation classes to access and display a notes address book in VB. I am looking for a code example.
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Here is how to mail.
Private Sub Command1_Click()
' Under Project|References, you must check the references to Lotus Notes Automation Classes
Set NOTESSESSION = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")
'The first set of quotes contains the database location, the second set contains the nsf file for the
'individual user.  This is specific for each user.  In a full fledged application, I save that in an
'ini file that is read in at run time.
Set NOTESDATABASE = NOTESSESSION.GetDatabase("PHX_SHR_NOTES03/American Express", "MAIL\jmartin.nsf")
Set NOTESDOCUMENT = NOTESDATABASE.CreateDocument
Set NotesRichText = NOTESDOCUMENT.CreateRichTextItem("Body")

NOTESDOCUMENT.Subject = "Testing"
NOTESDOCUMENT.Body = "Attached file is here"
NOTESDOCUMENT.SendTo = "Jason J Martin"
NOTESDOCUMENT.savemessageonsend = True
NOTESDOCUMENT.send False

End Sub

The address book is similar, just open the address book db and read the data.

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You can use the notessession.addressbooks
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Sub Click(Source As Button)
  Dim session As New NotesSession
  Dim books As Variant
  Dim view As NotesView
  Dim doc As NotesDocument
  Dim done As Variant
  Dim person As String
  books = session.AddressBooks
  done = False
  person = Inputbox$ _
  ( "Enter the last name of the person: ", "Last name" )
  Forall b In books
    ' check every public address book,
    ' unless we're already done
    If ( b.IsPublicAddressBook ) And ( Not done ) Then
      Call b.Open( "", "" )
      ' look up person's last name
      ' in People view of address book
      Set view = b.GetView( "People" )
      Set doc = view.GetDocumentByKey( person )
      ' if person is found, display the phone number item
      'from the Person document
      If Not ( doc Is Nothing ) Then
        Messagebox( "Phone for " + person  _
        + " is " + doc.OfficePhoneNumber( 0 ) )
        done = True
      End If
    End If
  End Forall
  ' if done is still false, the person wasn't found
  If Not done Then
    Messagebox _
    ( "Sorry, unable to locate person's name." )
  End If
End Sub
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Thank you very much !!!
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