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  • Outlook Calendar and Tasks

    I am working on integrating outlook with my application but cannot get tasks or calendar items to appear. I have various VB scripts that do this but cannot get them to execute correctly within Alpha.

    Origional VB Script------------------------------
    Code:
    Const olAppointmentItem = 1
    
    Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set objAppointment = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
    
    objAppointment.Start = #1/16/2007 11:00 AM#
    objAppointment.Duration = 60
    objAppointment.Subject = "Test Appointment"
    objAppointment.Body = "Test Body."
    objAppointment.Location = "44/2039"
    objAppointment.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15
    objAppointment.ReminderSet = True
     
    objAppointment.Save
    ------------------End VB

    Now if I try to do this in Alpha it fails
    Code:
    dim objOutlook as P
    
    objOutlook = ole.create("Outlook.Application")
    objAppointment = objOutlook.ole.create(olAppointmentItem)
    
    objAppointment.Start = "#1/16/2007 11:00 AM#"
    objAppointment.Duration = 60
    objAppointment.Subject = "Test Appointment"
    objAppointment.Body = "Test Body."
    objAppointment.Location = "44/2039"
    objAppointment.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15
    objAppointment.ReminderSet = True
     
    objAppointment.Save
    I'm a newbe to xbasic so bare with me.
    Thanks In Advance.
    Last edited by AaronBBrown; 01-22-2007, 04:54 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

    I haven't tried what you're doing, but this may also work:

    A5_Run_VBScript()

    Check the help docs

    - Steve

    Later -- Ahh, I see Aaron has pitched in. Ignore mine and look at his.
    Last edited by Steve Workings; 01-22-2007, 05:05 PM. Reason: Aaron is always right
    -Steve
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    • #3
      Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

      Try this. You had a bunch of syntactic errors.

      Code:
      dim objOutlook as P
      
      objOutlook = ole.create("Outlook.Application")
      objAppointment = objOutlook.createitem(olAppointmentItem)
      
      objAppointment.Start = "1/16/2007 11:00 AM"
      objAppointment.Duration = 60
      objAppointment.Subject = "Test Appointment"
      objAppointment.Body = "Test Body."
      objAppointment.Location = "44/2039"
      objAppointment.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15
      objAppointment.ReminderSet = .t.
       
      objAppointment.Save()
      Aaron Brown
      Alpha Software Development Team

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      • #4
        Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

        Try this:

        Code:
        'Date Created: 22-Jan-2007 10:02:28 PM
        'Last Updated: 22-Jan-2007 10:23:11 PM
        'Created By  : Marcel Kollenaar
        'Updated By  : Marcel Kollenaar
        dim objOutlook as P
        
        constant olAppointmentItem = 1
        
        objOutlook = ole.GetObject("","Outlook.Application")
        'objOutlook = ole.create("Outlook.Application")
        objAppointment = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
        
        'objAppointment.Start = {16/1/2007 11:00 AM} 'Dutch time
        objAppointment.Start = {1/16/2007 11:00 AM} 'US time
        'objAppointment.Start = "#1/16/2007 11:00 AM#"
        objAppointment.Duration = 60
        objAppointment.Subject = "Test Appointment"
        objAppointment.Body = "Test Body."
        objAppointment.Location = "44/2039"
        objAppointment.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15
        objAppointment.ReminderSet = .T.
        
        objAppointment.Save()
        I saw that Aaron has also answered your question while I was busy. :)

        I will give you some tips:

        On the right side of an assignment you must always use the Xbasic syntax.
        If you use constants like "olAppointmentItem" you have to lookup the value in the Outlook macro editor. Run the code with F8 until the row is highlighted and move the cursor over the constant. The value will appear.
        Methods are alway followed by a "()"
        Properties are referenced as they are: objAppointment.Body = "Test Body."
        Last edited by Marcel Kollenaar; 01-22-2007, 05:44 PM.
        Marcel

        I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
        ---- Confusius ----

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        • #5
          Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

          Originally posted by Marcel Kollenaar View Post
          If you use constants like "olAppointmentItem" you have to lookup the value in the Outlook macro editor.
          Often, that is the case, but we do load some of the OLE constants, if they are made available in the type library.
          Aaron Brown
          Alpha Software Development Team

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          • #6
            Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

            I use version 7 and had to declare it. Obviously it is not present in my type library. Aaron, where can I find the type library?
            Marcel

            I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
            ---- Confusius ----

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            • #7
              Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

              Originally posted by Marcel Kollenaar View Post
              I use version 7 and had to declare it. Obviously it is not present in my type library. Aaron, where can I find the type library?
              It's part of the OLE object. There's nothing you can do in this case.
              Aaron Brown
              Alpha Software Development Team

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              • #8
                Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                Ok, but why do I have to declare the constant and if I look at your code you can do it without an explicit constant declaration.

                Don't I use the same OLE object? Office 2003, Outlook?
                Marcel

                I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
                ---- Confusius ----

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                • #9
                  Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                  Originally posted by Marcel Kollenaar View Post
                  Ok, but why do I have to declare the constant and if I look at your code you can do it without an explicit constant declaration.

                  Don't I use the same OLE object? Office 2003, Outlook?
                  I don't know why you needed to declare the constant and I didn't.
                  Aaron Brown
                  Alpha Software Development Team

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                  • #10
                    Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                    Aaron I get the next message:
                    Marcel

                    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
                    ---- Confusius ----

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                    • #11
                      Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                      Aarons Script worked great! Thank both of you guys for the help. There was very little documentation in the forums on this. I found a complete list of many functions that may help future people integrate with outlook. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...ffice.11).aspx

                      Thanks Again!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                        I do have another machine I recieved the same script error as Marcel though. I will look into it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                          I have been working on away to get this to work but cannot. Aarons script runs fine in V6 but not on our V5 computers. Upgrading from our unlimited runtime of v5 would cost a fortune so that is not an option.

                          I have explored trying to pass variables to vb script, but nothing seems to work. Mercel's script errors out on GetObject and Aarons "cannot find olAppointment".

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                          • #14
                            Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                            You've posted in the version 7 area. There are very significant differences in the OLE implementation between version 5 and 7. It is possible you may not be able to do this in version 5.

                            Originally posted by bergmd View Post
                            I have been working on away to get this to work but cannot. Aarons script runs fine in V6 but not on our V5 computers. Upgrading from our unlimited runtime of v5 would cost a fortune so that is not an option.

                            I have explored trying to pass variables to vb script, but nothing seems to work. Mercel's script errors out on GetObject and Aarons "cannot find olAppointment".

                            Lenny Forziati
                            Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                            Alpha Software Corporation

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                            • #15
                              Re: Outlook Calendar and Tasks

                              I am new in Alpha Five, can anyone send me ready application for outlook integration, be honest with you I do not understand any of following instructions.

                              thanks.

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