How to add an attachment in VBA with Outlook.Application

Posted on 2002-05-30
Last Modified: 2009-05-04
I have created an outlook autoemail from within MS Word
with the following code(thanks ee) :-
Public Sub insert_attachment()

   On Error GoTo PROC_ERR
   'Get path and filename of current document
   Dim strFilePath As String
   Dim strFileName As String
   strFilePath = ActiveDocument.Path
   strFileName = ActiveDocument.Name
   If strFilePath = "" Or strFileName = "" Then
       MsgBox "You must save this document first!", _
              vbInformation, "Mail Me"
       Exit Sub
   End If
   'Save the document to make sure we are sending
   'the most current version
   'Create a mail object and send the mail
   Dim objMail As Object
   Dim objclient As Object
   Set objMail = CreateObject("Outlook.application")
   Set objclient = objMail.createitem(0)
   With objclient
        .Subject = "VODAFONE"
        .To = ""
        '.CC = ""
        '.From = ""
        .Body = "VODAFONE" & vbReturn & " " & ActiveDocument.Content
        .Attach = strFilePath & "\" & strFileName
        '.AttachFile strFilePath & "\" & strFileName, strFileName
   End With
   Set objclient = Nothing
   Exit Sub
   'Display error
   MsgBox "Error: " & Err.Number & vbCrLf & _
          "Desc: " & Err.Description, vbCritical, "Mail Me"

End Sub

How do I add an attachment to the objclient object?
Question by:ndedich
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hongjun earned 200 total points
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Try this
 With objclient
       .Subject = "VODAFONE"
       .To = ""
       '.CC = ""
       '.From = ""
       .Body = "VODAFONE" & vbReturn & " " & ActiveDocument.Content
       .Attachments.Add strFilePath & "\" & strFileName
  End With

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I have succeeded with this method:
Public Sub SendMailWithOutlook()
Dim objMessage As Object  'Outlook.MailItem
Dim objOutlook As Object  'Outlook.Application

    On Error GoTo ErrHandler
    Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set objMessage = objOutlook.CreateItem(0)  '(olMailItem)

    With objMessage
        If Len(Trim$(AddressTo)) = 0 Then
            .recipients.Add " "  '""
            .recipients.Add AddressTo
        End If
        .Subject = Subject
        .Body = Body
        .Attachments.Add Attachments
    End With
    Set objMessage = Nothing
    Set objOutlook = Nothing
    Exit Sub
    If Err.Number = -2147024894 Then
        MsgBox "An error occured while trying to attach " & Attachments & " to the e-mail!!!" & _
               vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
               "Error: " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description
        MsgBox "An error occured while trying to prepare an e-mail!!!" & _
               vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
               "Error: " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description
    End If
End Sub
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Here is some code I got from EE long ago that works:

Add two references to your VB project Microsoft Data Access Objects(DAO) and Microsoft Outlook Object Library. You will also need to create the two forms and add their respective controls. You can paste the code into your form.

Private dbs As Database
Private rst As Recordset

Private Sub cmdSendEmail_Click()
    'I remmed out the error handler because I don't have the RSS constant
    'or the errMonitor Sub
    'On Error GoTo cmdSendEmail_ClickError
    Dim xemail As Integer
    Dim intreturned
    Dim Msg As String
    ' Return reference to current database.
    '+++++++++++ Replace the path to the mdb with the true path +++++++
    Set dbs = DBEngine.Workspaces(0).OpenDatabase("C:\My Documents\db2.mdb")
    Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset("tblEmails_to_go")
    'The DCount Function Doesn't exist in VB - That's why we
    'Set the rst before beginning the email routine
    'It's good to check if there are records before moving to the last one
    If (rst.BOF And rst.EOF) Then Exit Sub
    ' Populate Recordset object.
    xemail = rst.recordcount
    'This should all look pretty familiar
    intreturned = MsgBox("Send e-mail selected.  If you continue," & Chr(13) & Chr(10) _
    & xemail & " e-mail messages will be queued for sending!", vbOKCancel + vbQuestion + vbDefaultButton2, "Send E-mail")
    Select Case intreturned
        Case vbOK:
            'always dots (.) not bangs (!) for control references
            'VB textboxes never contain the value Null so we check len instead
            If Len(Me.fraAttachment) = 0 Then
                SendMessage False
                If Me.fraAttachment = "1" Then
                    SendMessage False, "c:\Resident\Notice.doc"
                End If
                If Me.fraAttachment = "2" Then
                    SendMessage False, "c:\Resident\Notice.txt"
                End If
                If Me.fraAttachment = "3" Then
                    SendMessage False
                End If
            End If
        Case vbCancel:
        Case Else
    End Select
    Exit Sub

'I remmed out the error handling stuff because I don't have a sub errMonitor
'or a const RSS
    'MsgBox Error$, 16, RSS
    'Call errMonitor("ErrorHandler.errMonitor")
    'Resume cmdSendEmail_ClickExit
End Sub

Sub SendMessage(DisplayMsg As Boolean, Optional AttachmentPath)
    'On Error GoTo SendMessageError
    Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application
    Dim objOutlookMsg As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objOutlookRecip As Outlook.Recipient
    Dim objOutlookAttach As Outlook.Attachment
    Dim counter
    'No nulls again and dots not bangs
    If Len(Me.txtSubject.Text) = 0 Then
        MsgBox "You must enter a subject before despatching e-mails!"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If Len(Me.txtNotice.Text) = 0 Then
        MsgBox "You must enter text before despatching e-mail!"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    'The opening of the recordset got pushed up to the click event
    'otherwise this should be familiar
    'progress meter form code follows - down to next remark
    'and then further towards bottom
    ' .Show rather than DoCmd, I love VB!
    Dim f As frmProgress
    Set f = frmProgress
    f.Prog.Max = rst.recordcount
    'progress meter form code above
    ' Create the Outlook session.
    Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Do While Not rst.EOF
        ' Create the message.
        Set objOutlookMsg = objOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)
        With objOutlookMsg
            ' Add the To recipient(s) to the message.
            'Set objOutlookRecip = .Recipients.Add(Me![txtemailaddress])
            Set objOutlookRecip = .Recipients.Add(rst!emailaddress)
            objOutlookRecip.Type = olTo
            ' Set the Subject, Body, and Importance of the message.
            .Subject = Me.txtSubject.Text
            .Body = Me.txtNotice.Text
            .Importance = olImportanceHigh  'High importance
            ' Add attachments to the message.
            If Not IsMissing(AttachmentPath) Then
                Set objOutlookAttach = .Attachments.Add(AttachmentPath)
            End If
            ' Should we display the message before sending?
            If DisplayMsg Then
            End If
        End With
        counter = counter + 1
        'progress meter code follows "down to next remark
        'and then a little further down too
        f.Prog.Value = counter
        'progress meter code above
    Set objOutlook = Nothing
    'progress meter code below
    Unload f
    'progress meter code above and ends here
    MsgBox "" & counter & " e-mail messages have been placed in your outbox!"
    Exit Sub

    'MsgBox Error$, 16, RSS
    'Call errMonitor("ErrorHandler.errMonitor")
    'Resume SendMessageExit
End Sub
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Any progress?
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