Address Book

 I want to know how i can read the Address Book (how i can get all the Contacts and
all the groups).
 And, has the Address Book the same structure under 98 and NT/2000.
 Because, under 98 all the Contacts are shown to all the user(all the
identities in the Outlook) and are the same for Outlook Express and Outlook
2000. Under Win 2000 there are some groups(?) for every user(identitie) in
Express and the Contacts in Express are not shown in Outlook 2000.
(is this done with the help of Groups)??
 Please help.
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Here is the code I've used to do something like this. It can be buggy, unstable etc, but it shows the way to go.
btw, you need to edit the first lines of code for your system. And I've tested it only with Outlook 2000.

#pragma warning(disable:4146)
#import "c:\program files\Microsoft office\office\mso9.dll"
#import "c:\program files\common files\Microsoft shared\vba\vba6\vbe6ext.olb"
#import "c:\program files\Microsoft office\office\msoutl9.olb"
#pragma warning(default:4146)

#include <iostream>
#include <atlbase.h>

using namespace std;

void main(void) {
     try {
          Outlook::_ApplicationPtr     app;
          Outlook::_NameSpacePtr          sess;
          Outlook::AddressListsPtr          als;
          Outlook::AddressListPtr          al;
          Outlook::AddressEntriesPtr     aes;
          Outlook::AddressEntryPtr     ae;
          if (app==NULL) app.CreateInstance(L"Outlook.Application");
          if (app==NULL) throw("Unable to find Outlook");
          sess = app->GetSession();
          als = sess->GetAddressLists();
          long x, m = als->GetCount();
          for(x=1; x<=m; x++) {
               _variant_t     v(x);
               al = als->Item(&v);
               aes = al->GetAddressEntries();
               long y, m2 = aes->GetCount();
               for(y=1; y<=m2; y++) {
                    _variant_t     v(y);
                    ae = aes->Item(&v);
                    _bstr_t nm = ae->GetName();
                    char *n = (char *)nm;
                    _bstr_t ad = ae->GetAddress();
                    char *a = (char *)ad;
                    cout << x << " " << y << " " << n << "(" << a << ")" << endl;
     } catch(const char *txt) {
          cout << txt << endl;

yhihi9Author Commented:

 Thanks, but it's not quite what i'm looking for.
 That is Outlook 2000 Automation (i used it) but indeed it works only for O2000
not for Express(or let's say better i can'tmake it to work under Win2000
- i don't know how to extract all those Groups and the Contacts for every group)
 I am interested, maybe, in how to read the wab format and how to obtain the informations
i mentioned above.(and if there is any code i would like it in C++/VC++).

You want to use MAPI for this.  See:

for a example project that will help you get started.
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I have wrote a prog to synchronize the address book of Outlook98/2000 and Outlook express.
I used MAPI to access the Outlook98/2000 address book, and
used the API of WAB32.dll to access the Outlook express address book.

I do it well.
if you think I can help, please tell me.
yhihi9Author Commented:

 Yes i am interested , but does it works under 98 and NT/2000?
yhihi9Author Commented:

 Can anyone tell me where i can find the format of the WAB  file?
Reading the WAB file is not the way to do this.  To REPEAT my comment which you conveniently IGNORED!

You want to use MAPI for this.  See:

for a example project that will help you get started.
Of course, It's can work under win9x/win2000/winnnt
yhihi9Author Commented:
Sorry i have benn away for a few days.
 Hide in (if you still read this message) i will be very happy if you could give me the code.
 For  jhance . Thank you for your help (and i can say that you help me many times) i tryed your solution but it does not work as i want and need.
hi, yhihi9
I'm here.if you need I can write a demo to you and give you the code.
yhihi9Author Commented:

 OK i wait for the demo
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