OL2000: You Cannot Access a Custom Form If You Use the Outlook Object Model

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When you try to access a custom form with the Microsoft Outlook object model, you receive the following error message:
The custom form could not be opened. Outlook will use an Outlook form instead.


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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS This problem occurs because of how Outlook 2000 accesses the property on a custom form. The following is an example of how Outlook 2000 accesses the EntryID property on a custom form:
dim objOOM as object
dim objDrafts as object
dim objForm as object

' Touch all forms in the Drafts (id = 16) folder
set objOOM = CreateObejct("Outlook.Application")
set objDrafts = objOOM.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(16)
for each objForm in objDrafts.Items
     MsgBox objForm.Subject & " " & objForm.Entryid
next objForm


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
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   Date         Time    Version       Size       File name
   26-Jan-01    7:03:59   5,324,850  Outllib.dll
   26-Jan-01    7:05:20   1,675,315  Outllibr.dll


To work around this problem, access a custom form through Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) instead of the Outlook object model.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3).
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Article ID: 287525 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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