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Getting MAPI Profile in VB

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Hi,

I'm new to MAPI and I need help for the following :-

1. How do you detect that MAPI is installed in Windows?

2. Does anyone know how to obtain the list of all MAPI profiles from within Visual Basic?

Please provide sample code so that I can understand it more.

Thank you.
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by:ianouii
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usually, your windows will have the MAPI object once u have your microsoft office 2000 installed. else, u can always copy the MAPI.dll into it. put it at system32.

all the MAPI profiles can be obtained from MSDN. look for MAPI. if u want to obtain the very brief explanation within VB, just add a MAPI component onto your form.

double click on the MAPI icon, u should be able to see the mapsess and mapmess. they are two different things. highlight the word & press F2. u should be able to see all it's functions.

good luck.
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You need to read the mail section in the win.ini file.  When mapi is installed, the entries will look something like:

[Mail]
MAPI=1
CMC=1
CMCDLLNAME32=mapi32.dll
CMCDLLNAME=mapi.dll
MAPIX=1
MAPIXVER=1.0.0.1
OLEMessaging=1

In order to read this section, you would use the GetProfileString API call.  This call is well documented at the Microsoft website and many, many VB websites on the net.


For part #2:
Since VB is not sophisticated enough to use Extended MAPI and the interfaces used to return a list of profiles, you would have to resort to reading the registry.  This section for tracking MAPI profiles varies between Win9x and NT/2000, but the general location of each is:

  * Win9x users
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\
  * WinNT users
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\

vbaccelerator.com has a great registry class for vb that will let you reitterate all keys of a given section.
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by:dinoang22
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Hi Neompvs,

Thanks for the information. It really works.

Cheers dude.
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