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I'm trying to programatically create a search folder in outlook 2007. I've figured out how to do it, but I can't figure out the exact filter for what I want...

I'm trying to change "sFilter" to filter on "message class" = "IPM.Note.Voice.Unity" and can't figure out what the URN would be for message class. I've tried searching, and randomly putting filter strings together to no avail. Can't find any documentation on this.

I've tried all of these filter queries:

            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:subject\" LIKE 'RE:%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:messageclass\" LIKE '%IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:message-id\" LIKE '%IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"DAV:contentclass\" LIKE '%IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/outlookmessageclass\" = 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:content-classes:message\" LIKE 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:content-class\" LIKE 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:content-classes\" LIKE 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:content-class\" LIKE 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:contentclass\" LIKE 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";

            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:messageclass\" LIKE '%Unity%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:message-id\" LIKE '%Unity%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:content-classes:message\" LIKE '%Unity%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:content-class\" LIKE '%Unity%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:content-classes\" LIKE '%Unity%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:content-class\" LIKE '%Unity%'";
            //string sFilter = "\"urn:contentclass\" LIKE '%Unity%'";


Ideas?
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application oApp = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application();
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MAPIFolder oInbox = oApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(OlDefaultFolders.olFolderInbox);
string sFolderPath = oInbox.FolderPath;
string sScope = "SCOPE ('deep traversal of \"" + sFolderPath + "\"')";
string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:subject\" LIKE 'RE:%'";
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Search oSearch =  oApp.AdvancedSearch(sScope, sFilter, false, "RE folders");
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MAPIFolder oSearchFolder = oSearch.Save("RE folders");

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string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:content-class\" LIKE 'IPM.Note.Voice.Unity'";

this should have worked.. What is happening when you give this filter ??
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by:sypkenjm
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I just tried that one again with the same results. Basically, what happens with all of the sFilter strings I've tried so far, is that it creates the search filter in Outlook; when I click on it, Outlook tells me "There are no items to show in this view", and when I right click on it and hit "Customize this Search Folder", the "Criteria" button is greyed out.

When I create the search folder manually, there are items in the view, and I can hit the customize button.
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can yout try this add see if any exception is throwin in the catch
class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application oApp = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application();
            Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MAPIFolder oInbox = oApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(OlDefaultFolders.olFolderInbox);
            string sFolderPath = oInbox.FolderPath;
            string sScope = "SCOPE ('deep traversal of \"" + sFolderPath + "\"')";
            string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:content-class\" LIKE 'IPM.Note'";
            // string sFilter = "\"urn:schemas:mailheader:subject\" LIKE 'RE:%'";
            oApp.AdvancedSearchComplete += new ApplicationEvents_11_AdvancedSearchCompleteEventHandler(oApp_AdvancedSearchComplete);
            Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Search oSearch = oApp.AdvancedSearch(sScope, sFilter, false, "RE folders");
            // Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MAPIFolder oSearchFolder = oSearch.Save("RE folders");
            Console.Read();
        }

        static void oApp_AdvancedSearchComplete(Search SearchObject)
        {
            try
            {
                var item1 = SearchObject.GetTable();
                item1.GetArray(SearchObject.Results.Count);

                foreach (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MailItem item in SearchObject.Results)
                {
                    
                }
            }
            catch
            {
            }
        }


    }

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