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OL2000: How to Programmatically Change the Displayed Calendar Date

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This article describes how to programmatically set your Outlook calendar to show a specific date, even though the Outlook object model does not provide direct support for changing the date on a calendar.
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When you open the Microsoft Outlook calendar, it displays the currentdate. If you try to do this programmatically, the Outlook object model does not provide a way to accomplish this. To switch your calendar to a different date, you can, however, use the Inspector object of an appointment to access the CommandBars object.

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Dim ol As ObjectDim olns As ObjectDim oCalendar As ObjectDim oAppt As ObjectDim oViewCmdBar As ObjectDim oItem As ObjectDim nItem As IntegerSub ChangeCalendarView()   ' Create Outlook Application object.   Set ol = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")   Set olns = ol.GetNameSpace("MAPI")   ' Retrieve the Calendar folder.   Set oCalendar = olns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)   ' You can retrieve your specific appointment differently.   ' This is just to get the first item, so we can see the calendar   ' displayed for that day.   Set oAppt = oCalendar.Items(1)   ' Retrieve the View menu.   Set oViewCmdBar = oAppt.GetInspector.CommandBars.Item("View")   ' Locate "Calendar..." on the View menu.   nMenuItem = 1   Set oMenuItem = oViewCmdBar.Controls(nMenuItem)   Do While Not oMenuItem.Caption = "Ca&lendar..."      nMenuItem = nMenuItem + 1      Set oMenuItem = oViewCmdBar.Controls(nMenuItem)   Loop   ' Display the appointment. This must be done in order for the   ' calendar to be displayed on the next statement.   oAppt.GetInspector.Display   ' Execute the Calendar command on the View menu.   ' This is the command that displays the calendar.   oMenuItem.ExecuteEnd Sub				
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146636 OL2000: Questions About Custom Forms and Outlook Solutions
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Article ID: 259767 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 00:10:00 - Revision: 1.0

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