The Outlook Object Model

All Office development depends on the use of object models to access all the items, properties, and methods of an application. An object represents an actual item. In Outlook, an object could be a mail item, a toolbar, a command button, or the entire application. Each object has properties, methods, and events that determine the type of data contained in the object and the operations that can be performed on that object.

Objects in Outlook exist in a hierarchical relationship. Most Outlook objects have another object as their parent. That object is usually, but not always, a different object type and might have many different properties and methods. This hierarchical relationship enables all Outlook objects to be grouped ...

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