Getting Selected Text From Outlook

Posted on 2009-07-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Is there any was to programatically get at whatever text is currently selected in Outlook?  I tried VBA.SendKeys "^c" as a last resort but even that didn't work.  Any ideas?

Question by:shacho
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Hello shacho,

Try the following code section .. it works on any mailitem but is defined here to work with the selected text in the open mailitem.

Sub getsel()
Dim itm As Object
Dim insp As Inspector
Dim wd As Object 
    Set itm = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    Set insp = itm.GetInspector
    Set wd = insp.WordEditor
    msgbox "Current Selection", wd.Windows(1).Selection
End Sub

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Author Comment

ID: 24837806
That might work except I don't use word as my editor and the selected text is in the preview pane, not an open item.  As such there is no active inspector.  Any idea how to get at the preview pane?
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Chris Bottomley earned 2000 total points
ID: 24838276
In that case, no.


Author Comment

ID: 24902541
Oh well.  Thanks for your comments.


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