Are there any "Available" Outlook Contact Properties to use?

rimig88
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So I am still working on my Outlook project, in C#.

I am trying to store some information related to a Contact in Outlook. I can read, edit, and store the "FullName", "JobTitle", "OfficeLocation", etc....

However, I want to store some information that is not related to any of these but is specific to my company. Does anyone know if Microsoft put some extra properties associated with contacts? I would love an "Aux1", "Aux2", etc.....but am I dreaming???


I have attatched a document which may help. I basically iterated through a ContactItem and printed out all the properties. I didn't really notice anything which I could use, but maybe someone could help. Sorry, I didn't print out what was actually stored in each of the fields...trying to keep my contacts private!!!
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perhaps the answer can be found here: http://www.outlookcode.com/
This white paper on Outlook contact Items might help.

http://www.helenfeddema.com/Files/outlflds.zip
Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead Engineer
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Commented:
If you look at the all contact fields you will find the user field 1 through 4 youi could use

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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead Engineer
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Note these fields appear in your output file as user1 through user4 and you can add them to your contact form if you wish or simply access them via the "all contact field" drop downs.


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Chris,

Do you know what those are used for, user1 - user4?

I was just looking in Outlook at a contact and I couldn't even find anything in there. I will experiment a little but this might just be my ticket.
Software Quality Lead Engineer
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
They aren't for anything by default they are intended as user defined content hence exactly what I think you are asking for.

Chris

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Commented:
I'm using them. I went through my whole company address list and not one contact had any information stored there. So they must be available.
Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead Engineer
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
That was easy enough then ... always nice when a plan comes together though i've always felt 4 fields a little restrictive!

Chris

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Yes very restrictive, I may have to do some clever string building techniques to fit all my data. Thanks though.

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