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This article describes additional properties that can be used with controls on custom Microsoft Outlook forms.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)If you customize Outlook forms, you can set properties for the controls on the form by right-clicking the control and clicking Properties or Advanced Properties on the shortcut menu. The properties described in this article are not standard properties for the controls, and therefore, it may not be intuitive that these properties can actually be changed using Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) or Visual Basic for Applications Automation code.
NOTE: The ItemProperty and LayoutFlags properties are documented in the Outlook Forms Help file (Olform.hlp). Use the Find tab of the Help file to search for the property names.
PossibleValues PropertyYou can use the PossibleValues property to programmatically set multiple values in a control, typically a list box or combo box. The following VBScript example fills a list box with the values Test1, Test2, and Test3 when you open the form:
NOTE: You can also use the AddItem method of the control to populate list boxes and combo boxes one line at a time. This is a typical approach used in Visual Basic solutions.
ItemProperty PropertyThe ItemProperty property can be used in VBScript to bind a control to a MAPI field in the Outlook item. The following VBScript example binds a list box to the Mileage property:
LayoutFlags PropertyWhen working with a control in design mode, you can view the properties of a control by right-clicking on a control and clicking Properties on the shortcut menu. The Display tab of the Properties dialog box contains an option for Resize With Form, which may be on or off by default depending on the type of control. If this property is turned on, then the control will horizontally resize when the form itself is being horizontally resized.
In the Properties dialog box, you cannot set the control to vertically resize, but you can write VBScript code to change both the vertical and horizontal Resize With Form setting.
For more information about using fields and controls with Microsoft Outlook 98, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
182362For more information about creating solutions with Microsoft Outlook 98, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182362/EN-US/ )How to Use Fields and Controls with VBScript
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180826/EN-US/ )Resources for Custom Forms and Programming
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182349/EN-US/ )Questions About Custom Forms and Outlook Solutions
Article ID: 180972 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.2