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Advanced: Requires expert coding, interoperability, and multiuser skills.
This article shows you how to use Automation to add a task or a reminder to Microsoft Outlook.
This article assumes that you are familiar with Visual Basic for Applications and with creating Microsoft Access applications using the programming tools provided with Microsoft Access. For more information about Visual Basic for Applications, please refer to your version of the "Building Applications with Microsoft Access" manual.
There may be times when you would like to programmatically add a task or a reminder to Outlook from Microsoft Access. This article provides sample code that enables you to create a task and play a .wav file as a reminder.
NOTE: You must point the .ReminderSoundFile property to a valid sound file on your hard drive.
To add a task or a reminder to Microsoft Outlook, follow these steps:
For additional information about using Automation to add appointments to Microsoft Outlook, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
160502For additional information about Automation theory and multiple examples on automating all the Office 97 products, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/160502/EN-US/ )ACC: Using Automation to Add Appointments to Microsoft Outlook
167223For additional information about using Automation with Microsoft Access, search the Help Index for "Automation," or ask the Microsoft Access 97 Office Assistant.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/167223/EN-US/ )OFF97: Microsoft Office 97 Automation Help File Available
Article ID: 162371 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
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