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Outlook Form: Run Script on Send

Posted on 2003-12-01
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I'm currently coding a script that pops up a message box asking a user if they want to forward a copy of the e-mail they are sending to electronic document control.  This script works well enough when I link it to a command button, but I can't seem to get it to work when using the Send command.  Here is the script that works with the command button:

Sub CommandButton1_Click()    
    Set myItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    answ = MsgBox ("Send a Copy to EDC?", vbYesNo )
    If (answ=vbYes) Then
        myItem.Recipients.Add("Electronic Document Control")
    End If
    Send
End Sub

And here is the code I am trying to get working with the Send function:

Function Item_Send()
    Set myItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    answ = MsgBox ("Send a Copy to EDC?", vbYesNo )
    If (answ=vbYes) Then
        myItem.Recipients.Add("Electronic Document Control")
    End If
End Function

The error message I receive is - "The operation failed."  I have tried slipping a Send command into the function at the end, but it can't send in the middle of the Send function.

Operating System - Windows 2000 SP4
Application - Outlook 2000 (SP2)

Any help is greatly appreciated as I cannot find detailed references for the send function.

Garth
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Question by:Braech
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by:jessnjeff
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This may sound dumb, but I have been designing Outlook forms for over 2 years now and have NEVER gotten the send code to work.  I was forced to resort to removing all the toolbars so users can't use the send button and adding my own send button.  Or I cancel the action when the send button is used.  Not a real answer, but an alternative to your problem.
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by:Braech
ID: 9867527
Jessnjeff,
     Any sample scripts for removing toolbars and cancelling send actions?  It must be frustrating as a forms designer to be unable to modify the default Send script to perform customized actions.  Thanks for the response.

Garth
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by:Braech
ID: 9868217
After thinking over your solution, perhaps replacing the existing Send button with a macro button would be the way to go.  I've created a macro using the code below and then added it to the default mail message form using the Customize toolbar option.  Something along the lines of:

Sub EDC_Click()

    Set myItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    answ = MsgBox("Send a Copy to EDC?", vbYesNo)
    If (answ = vbYes) Then
        myItem.Recipients.Add ("Electronic Document Control")
    End If
    myItem.Send

End Sub

This code prompts the user if he/she wants to include the EDC, but it fails at this point for some reason.  It appears to be caught up on the myItem.Send command, but perhaps you have an idea.  Thanks.

Garth
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by:Braech
ID: 9868292
The problem appears to have been that Electronic Document Control was an invalid e-mail address.  Removing the standard Send button and replacing it with mine seems to fix the issue.  It has not disabled Ctrl-Enter Send command.
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Also, it is always a good idea to resolve all addresses before sending

Example


Set myRecipients = myItem.Recipients
If Not myRecipients.ResolveAll Then
    For Each myRecipient In myRecipients
        If Not myRecipient.Resolved Then
            OTHER CODE HERE
        End If
     Next
End If
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