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What's the syntax for creating a new mail item in VBA when not referencing libraries?

I have made the following definitions:

 Dim olApp As New Object
 Dim olNameSpace As Object
 Dim olMail As Object

and have created the new Outlook Application:

 Set olApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set olNameSpace = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")

but the following statement gets a syntax error,saying that olMailItem was not defined:
 Set olMail = olApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

What is the appropriate syntax?

Thanks,

taduh
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Set olMail = olApp.CreateItem(0)   ' you can only use the named constants if you use early binding!
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Where can you find a list of the numeric item types? For instance 0 = mailitem.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 400 total points
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Code corrected below.

 Dim olApp As Object
 Dim olNameSpace As Object
 Dim olMail As Object

 Set olApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
 Set olNameSpace = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
 Set olMail = olApp.CreateItem(0)

See below for a complete list of Outlook constants.

' Outlook types and constants

Public Enum OlActionCopyLike
   olReply = 0
   olReplyAll = 1
   olForward = 2
   olReplyFolder = 3
   olRespond = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlActionReplyStyle
   olOmitOriginalText = 0
   olEmbedOriginalItem = 1
   olIncludeOriginalText = 2
   olIndentOriginalText = 3
   olLinkOriginalItem = 4
   olUserPreference = 5
   olReplyTickOriginalText = 1000
End Enum

Public Enum OlActionResponseStyle
   olOpen = 0
   olSend = 1
   olPrompt = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlActionShowOn
   olDontShow = 0
   olMenu = 1
   olMenuAndToolbar = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlAttachmentType
   olByValue = 1
   olByReference = 4
   olEmbeddeditem = 5
   olOLE = 6
End Enum

Public Enum OlBusyStatus
   olFree = 0
   olTentative = 1
   olBusy = 2
   olOutOfOffice = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlDaysOfWeek
   olSunday = 1
   olMonday = 2
   olTuesday = 4
   olWednesday = 8
   olThursday = 16
   olFriday = 32
   olSaturday = 64
End Enum

Public Enum OlDefaultFolders
   olFolderDeletedItems = 3
   olFolderOutbox = 4
   olFolderSentMail = 5
   olFolderInbox = 6
   olFolderCalendar = 9
   olFolderContacts = 10
   olFolderJournal = 11
   olFolderNotes = 12
   olFolderTasks = 13
   olFolderDrafts = 16
   olPublicFoldersAllPublicFolders = 18
End Enum

Public Enum OlDisplayType
   olUser = 0
   olDistList = 1
   olForum = 2
   olAgent = 3
   olOrganization = 4
   olPrivateDistList = 5
   olRemoteUser = 6
End Enum

Public Enum OlEditorType
   olEditorText = 1
   olEditorHTML = 2
   olEditorRTF = 3
   olEditorWord = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlFlagStatus
   olNoFlag = 0
   olFlagComplete = 1
   olFlagMarked = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlFolderDisplayMode
   olFolderDisplayNormal = 0
   olFolderDisplayFolderOnly = 1
   olFolderDisplayNoNavigation = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlFormRegistry
   olDefaultRegistry = 0
   olPersonalRegistry = 2
   olFolderRegistry = 3
   olOrganizationRegistry = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlGender
   olUnspecified = 0
   olFemale = 1
   olMale = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlImportance
   olImportanceLow = 0
   olImportanceNormal = 1
   olImportanceHigh = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlInspectorClose
   olSave = 0
   olDiscard = 1
   olPromptForSave = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlItemType
   olMailItem = 0
   olAppointmentItem = 1
   olContactItem = 2
   olTaskItem = 3
   olJournalItem = 4
   olNoteItem = 5
   olPostItem = 6
   olDistributionListItem = 7
End Enum

Public Enum OlJournalRecipientType
   olAssociatedContact = 1
End Enum

Public Enum OlMailingAddress
   olNone = 0
   olHome = 1
   olBusiness = 2
   olOther = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlMailRecipientType
   olOriginator = 0
   olTo = 1
   olCC = 2
   olBCC = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlMeetingRecipientType
   olOrganizer = 0
   olRequired = 1
   olOptional = 2
   olResource = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlMeetingResponse
   olMeetingTentative = 2
   olMeetingAccepted = 3
   olMeetingDeclined = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlMeetingStatus
   olNonMeeting = 0
   olMeeting = 1
   olMeetingReceived = 3
   olMeetingCanceled = 5
End Enum

Public Enum OlNetMeetingType
   olNetMeeting = 0
   olNetShow = 1
   olExchangeConferencing = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlNoteColor
   olBlue = 0
   olGreen = 1
   olPink = 2
   olYellow = 3
   olWhite = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlObjectClass
   olApplication = 0
   olNamespace = 1
   olFolder = 2
   olRecipient = 4
   olAttachment = 5
   olAddressList = 7
   olAddressEntry = 8
   olFolders = 15
   olItems = 16
   olRecipients = 17
   olAttachments = 18
   olAddressLists = 20
   olAddressEntries = 21
   olAppointment = 26
   olMeetingRequest = 53
   olMeetingCancellation = 54
   olMeetingResponseNegative = 55
   olMeetingResponsePositive = 56
   olMeetingResponseTentative = 57
   olRecurrencePattern = 28
   olExceptions = 29
   olException = 30
   olAction = 32
   olActions = 33
   olExplorer = 34
   olInspector = 35
   olPages = 36
   olFormDescription = 37
   olUserProperties = 38
   olUserProperty = 39
   olContact = 40
   olDocument = 41
   olJournal = 42
   olMail = 43
   olNote = 44
   olPost = 45
   olReport = 46
   olRemote = 47
   olTask = 48
   olTaskRequest = 49
   olTaskRequestUpdate = 50
   olTaskRequestAccept = 51
   olTaskRequestDecline = 52
   olExplorers = 60
   olInspectors = 61
   olPanes = 62
   olOutlookBarPane = 63
   olOutlookBarStorage = 64
   olOutlookBarGroups = 65
   olOutlookBarGroup = 66
   olOutlookBarShortcuts = 67
   olOutlookBarShortcut = 68
   olDistributionList = 69
   olPropertyPageSite = 70
   olPropertyPages = 71
   olSyncObject = 72
   olSyncObjects = 73
   olSelection = 74
   olLink = 75
   olLinks = 76
   olSearch = 77
   olResults = 78
   olViews = 79
   olView = 80
   olItemProperties = 98
   olItemProperty = 99
   olReminders = 100
   olReminder = 101
End Enum

Public Enum OlOutlookBarViewType
   olLargeIcon = 0
   olSmallIcon = 1
End Enum

Public Enum OlPane
   olOutlookBar = 1
   olFolderList = 2
   olPreview = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlRecurrenceState
   olApptNotRecurring = 0
   olApptMaster = 1
   olApptOccurrence = 2
   olApptException = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlRecurrenceType
   olRecursDaily = 0
   olRecursWeekly = 1
   olRecursMonthly = 2
   olRecursMonthNth = 3
   olRecursYearly = 5
   olRecursYearNth = 6
End Enum

Public Enum OlRemoteStatus
   olRemoteStatusNone = 0
   olUnMarked = 1
   olMarkedForDownload = 2
   olMarkedForCopy = 3
   olMarkedForDelete = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlResponseStatus
   olResponseNone = 0
   olResponseOrganized = 1
   olResponseTentative = 2
   olResponseAccepted = 3
   olResponseDeclined = 4
   olResponseNotResponded = 5
End Enum

Public Enum OlSaveAsType
   olTXT = 0
   olRTF = 1
   olTemplate = 2
   olMSG = 3
   olDoc = 4
   olHTML = 5
   olVCard = 6
   olVCal = 7
   olICal = 8
End Enum

Public Enum OlSensitivity
   olNormal = 0
   olPersonal = 1
   olPrivate = 2
   olConfidential = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlSortOrder
   olSortNone = 0
   olAscending = 1
   olDescending = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlTaskDelegationState
   olTaskNotDelegated = 0
   olTaskDelegationUnknown = 1
   olTaskDelegationAccepted = 2
   olTaskDelegationDeclined = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlTaskOwnership
   olNewTask = 0
   olDelegatedTask = 1
   olOwnTask = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlTaskRecipientType
   olUpdate = 2
   olFinalStatus = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlTaskResponse
   olTaskSimple = 0
   olTaskAssign = 1
   olTaskAccept = 2
   olTaskDecline = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlTaskStatus
   olTaskNotStarted = 0
   olTaskInProgress = 1
   olTaskComplete = 2
   olTaskWaiting = 3
   olTaskDeferred = 4
End Enum

Public Enum OlTrackingStatus
   olTrackingNone = 0
   olTrackingDelivered = 1
   olTrackingNotDelivered = 2
   olTrackingNotRead = 3
   olTrackingRecallFailure = 4
   olTrackingRecallSuccess = 5
   olTrackingRead = 6
   olTrackingReplied = 7
End Enum

Public Enum OlUserPropertyType
   olOutlookInternal = 0
   olText = 1
   olNumber = 3
   olDateTime = 5
   olYesNo = 6
   olDuration = 7
   olKeywords = 11
   olPercent = 12
   olCurrency = 14
   olFormula = 18
   olCombination = 19
End Enum

Public Enum OlWindowState
   olMaximized = 0
   olMinimized = 1
   olNormalWindow = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlSyncState
   olSyncStopped = 0
   olSyncStarted = 1
End Enum

Public Enum OlBodyFormat
   olFormatUnspecified = 0
   olFormatPlain = 1
   olFormatHTML = 2
   olFormatRichText = 3
End Enum

Public Enum OlDownloadState
   olHeaderOnly = 0
   olFullItem = 1
End Enum

Public Enum OlOfficeDocItemsType
   olExcelWorkSheetItem = 8
   olWordDocumentItem = 9
   olPowerPointShowItem = 10
End Enum

Public Enum OlViewSaveOption
   olViewSaveOptionThisFolderEveryone = 0
   olViewSaveOptionThisFolderOnlyMe = 1
   olViewSaveOptionAllFoldersOfType = 2
End Enum

Public Enum OlViewType
   olTableView = 0
   olCardView = 1
   olCalendarView = 2
   olIconView = 3
   olTimelineView = 4
End Enum

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I split the points the way I did because Matthew provided the immediate answer to my question, while zorvek followed up with an exhaustive reference listing. Thanks to you both - Taduh
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