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How to get Outlook hand control back to Excel VBA procedure?

Posted on 2016-10-22
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I have an Excel VBA procedure that sends emails from am Outlook Template (.oft). That works fine.
I'd like to put at the top of the process a .Display so that the template is displayed for the user to check that it is the correct one.

Is it possible to make the Excel VBA to continue running when the user Closes the displayed Outlook template? I think this would need something like the 'close' in Outlook triggering a procedure in Excel. Would that be possible?

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Question by:hindersaliva
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by:xtermie
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Can you provide a snippet of your code so we can understand better?
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by:hindersaliva
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This displays the template. OK.

Sub PreviewEmails()

    Dim myOlApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim oMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    
    strTemplateName = "Template1"
    strTemplateFolder = "C:\Samples\Sending emails\"
    strPath = strTemplateFolder + strTemplateName
    
    Set oMail = myOlApp.CreateItemFromTemplate(strPath)

    oMail.Display

End Sub

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My question is, when the user closes the displayed template (with close box) is it possible for that event to run/call an Excel VBA procedure?
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xtermie earned 500 total points
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If you want to run the macro when the template window is closed by the user, you probably need to create an API hook to the close button click, as explained here http://www.codeproject.com/KB/system/CSLLKeyboard.aspx?msg=2052655
You need to hook WM_CLOSE, WM_DESTOY or WM_QUIT of your template window to your macro
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by:hindersaliva
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Hi xtermie, I shall need to learn more about that. Thanks. I'll close the question.
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