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How do i start MS Outlook in VB script please?
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In vbscript:
Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set myNameSpace = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myFolder = _
    myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
myFolder.Display





In VB6:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim myOlApp As Outlook.Application
    Set myOlApp = New Outlook.Application
    Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim myFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Set myNameSpace = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set myFolder = _
        myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    myFolder.Display
End Sub


See http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vbaol10/html/olobjApplication.asp
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by:anv
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by:merowinger
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dim wshshell
set wshshell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
wshshell.run("Outlook.exe")


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by:hamood
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what do you mean by start. If you want to use the different APIs related to outlook then you can use the methods mentioned in the above posts. If you want to launch outlook from your VB application then use this technique

Shell "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\outlook.exe", vbNormalFocus

execute the exe from its path


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by:JR2003
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hamood,
that's ok to use that method if you know the path of outlook.exe, but what the vb script is used on a different machine where the installation path is different?
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by:willwatters
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I tried this code, but i just want to outlook to open initially.  Outlook opens, but it doesn't show this as it is invisible.  I tried using i.e

Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
myOlApp.Visible = True

But this didn't work.
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by:hamood
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This will not launch the outlook. It can used for calling Outlook API in the code. Secondly you have to add the reference of outlook APIs in the vb6 project.
Go to

Visual Studio --> Projects -->References --> select Miscorosoft Outlook 10.0 Object Library

For launching the outlook use the mehtod mentioned by me or by willwatters

Hamood
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