How to judge what folder the specified entry id is?

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ryotyankou

I scaned all message store to search folders and add them to a tree with

checkbox. user can select what folder to do deal with, i want to set

different icon to the tree item. I have icon for inbox, outbox, sent items

and so on. So i want to know what kind of MAPIFolder is, for the default

message store, it is esay to know this while use GetDefaultFolder, for other

message store like hotmail, i tried a way, it worked fine, but when i add

hotmail account via outlook connector(from microsoft), it not work any more.

My method is:

1. use NameSpace::GetDefaultFolder get the folder.

2. Get name of the default folder and save it to a map.

3. do 1,2 to get other folder string, inbox, outbox(...etc.)

4. for no default message store, check their name if existed in the map, if

does, return id will show which kind it is.

Hotmail(via outlook connector) is not work, because some string are english,

such inbox, sent items, some are local language, such as chinese string of

"outbox".

Any ideas? If i want to check the folder's(MAPIFolder) type?

 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

GetDefaultFolder will only work with certain folders in your default mail

store (where emails are delivered). I'm not familiar at all with the Outlook

connector, but if it shows folders in Outlook it most likely is mimicking a

PST file. In that case you can iterate the Stores collection in Outlook 2007

or NameSpace.Folders in earlier versions to get all opened stores. From

there you can get folders and each folder is a MAPIFolder, where you can

check on the DefaultItemType property to see what type of folder it is.

"ryotyankou " <u48591@uwe> wrote in message

news:96a564faae503@uwe...
> I scaned all message store to search folders and add them to a tree with
> checkbox. user can select what folder to do deal with, i want to set
> different icon to the tree item. I have icon for inbox, outbox, sent items
> and so on. So i want to know what kind of MAPIFolder is, for the default
> message store, it is esay to know this while use GetDefaultFolder, for
> other
> message store like hotmail, i tried a way, it worked fine, but when i add
> hotmail account via outlook connector(from microsoft), it not work any
> more.
> My method is:
> 1. use NameSpace::GetDefaultFolder get the folder.
> 2. Get name of the default folder and save it to a map.
> 3. do 1,2 to get other folder string, inbox, outbox(...etc.)
> 4. for no default message store, check their name if existed in the map,
> if
> does, return id will show which kind it is.
> Hotmail(via outlook connector) is not work, because some string are
> english,
> such inbox, sent items, some are local language, such as chinese string of
> "outbox".
> Any ideas? If i want to check the folder's(MAPIFolder) type?

> >
>
 
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ryotyankou

Hi, ken, that's not exactly what i want, DefaultItemType is only show me what

kind of item the folder will hold, MailItem, appointment, contact. I want to

set the CTreeCtrl item's icon, and this item is a MAPIFolder, so i want to

know it's kind, the kind include "inbox, outbox, sent items, deleted items,

junk e-mails, drafts."

My method not work because the string is not always the same language, my

local system(XP pro) is Chinese system, but my hotmail account registered

using English info. So the folder names are all in a muddle. Some are

English and others are Chinese. This is special case, normally all message

store folders in my outlook are Chinese.
- wrote:
> GetDefaultFolder will only work with certain folders in your default mail
> store (where emails are delivered). I'm not familiar at all with the Outlook
> connector, but if it shows folders in Outlook it most likely is mimicking a
> PST file. In that case you can iterate the Stores collection in Outlook 2007
> or NameSpace.Folders in earlier versions to get all opened stores. From
> there you can get folders and each folder is a MAPIFolder, where you can
> check on the DefaultItemType property to see what type of folder it is.
>
> >I scaned all message store to search folders and add them to a tree with
> > checkbox. user can select what folder to do deal with, i want to set

> [quoted text clipped - 17 lines]
> > "outbox".
> > Any ideas? If i want to check the folder's(MAPIFolder) type?



 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Well, you can only use GetDefaultFolder() with folders in your default mail

store (where email is delivered for that Outlook profile). So that method

won't help you at all for non-default stores.

If you use a MAPI viewer such as OutlookSpy you can see that on the Store

object (IMsgStore button) in any open store there are properties there that

contain the folder EntryID's of certain default folders:

PR_IPM_OUTBOX_ENTRYID 0x35E20102

PR_SENTMAIL_ENTRYID 0x35E40102

PR_IPM_WASTEBASKET_ENTRYID 0x35E30102

Those contain the EntryID's for respectively the Outbox, Sent Items and

Deleted Items folders.

Then in the Inbox (IMAPIFolder button) there are:

PR_IPM_APPOINTMENT_ENTRYID 0x36D00102

PR_IPM_CONTACT_ENTRYID 0x36D10102

PR_IPM_DRAFTS_ENTRYID 0x36D70102

PR_IPM_JOURNAL_ENTRYID 0x36D20102

PR_IPM_NOTE_ENTRYID 0x36D30102

PR_IPM_TASK_ENTRYID 0x36D40102

Those are for the Calendar, Contacts, Drafts, Journal, Notes and Tasks

default folders.

You can read those properties from the Store, navigate down through

PR_IPM_SUBTREE_ENTRYID (0x35E00102) and get to the visible folders where you

can check each folder in that hierarchy for a folder that has the Calendar,

etc. properties, that's the Inbox.

That will tell you what you want I think, but to do those operations you

would need to be using Outlook 2007 or in earlier versions of Outlook using

an alternate API such as Extended MAPI, CDO 1.21 or Redemption

(www.dimastr.com/redemption). Then for other folders you fall back to

DefaultItemType to get the folder types.

You also have to be careful about comparing EntryID's, you can't just test

them for string or binary array equality. You should use one of the

CompareID's methods using those other API's or Outlook 2007.

"ryotyankou " <u48591@uwe> wrote in message

news:96aec03122aa6@uwe...
> Hi, ken, that's not exactly what i want, DefaultItemType is only show me
> what
> kind of item the folder will hold, MailItem, appointment, contact. I want
> to
> set the CTreeCtrl item's icon, and this item is a MAPIFolder, so i want to
> know it's kind, the kind include "inbox, outbox, sent items, deleted
> items,
> junk e-mails, drafts."
> My method not work because the string is not always the same language, my
> local system(XP pro) is Chinese system, but my hotmail account registered
> using English info. So the folder names are all in a muddle. Some are
> English and others are Chinese. This is special case, normally all message
> store folders in my outlook are Chinese.
>
 
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Dmitry Streblechenko

The omnly way to do that is to read the MailItem.Parent property which

returns the parent MAPIFolder object.

Or you can read the PR_PARENT_ENTRYID MAPI property.

Dmitry Streblechenko (MVP)

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"ryotyankou " <u48591@uwe> wrote in message

news:96a564faae503@uwe...
> I scaned all message store to search folders and add them to a tree with
> checkbox. user can select what folder to do deal with, i want to set
> different icon to the tree item. I have icon for inbox, outbox, sent items
> and so on. So i want to know what kind of MAPIFolder is, for the default
> message store, it is esay to know this while use GetDefaultFolder, for
> other
> message store like hotmail, i tried a way, it worked fine, but when i add
> hotmail account via outlook connector(from microsoft), it not work any
> more.
> My method is:
> 1. use NameSpace::GetDefaultFolder get the folder.
> 2. Get name of the default folder and save it to a map.
> 3. do 1,2 to get other folder string, inbox, outbox(...etc.)
> 4. for no default message store, check their name if existed in the map,
> if
> does, return id will show which kind it is.
> Hotmail(via outlook connector) is not work, because some string are
> english,
> such inbox, sent items, some are local language, such as chinese string of
> "outbox".
> Any ideas? If i want to check the folder's(MAPIFolder) type?

> >
>
 
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ryotyankou

Thank you for your relpy, Dmitry.

For a mail store, to get entry id for folders:

Inbox: GetReceiveFolder

Outbox: PR_IPM_OUTBOX_ENTRYID

Sent: PR_IPM_SENTMAIL_ENTRYID

Junk: PR_IPM_WASTEBASKET_ENTRYID

// then open PR_IPM_SUBTREE_ENTRYID to get others

Draft: PR_IPM_DRAFTS_ENTRYID

> .. Am i right?

But how about the deleted items folder? I couldn't find it in outlook spy.

Dmitry Streblechenko wrote:
> The omnly way to do that is to read the MailItem.Parent property which
> returns the parent MAPIFolder object.
> Or you can read the PR_PARENT_ENTRYID MAPI property.
>
> >I scaned all message store to search folders and add them to a tree with
> > checkbox. user can select what folder to do deal with, i want to set

> [quoted text clipped - 17 lines]
> > "outbox".
> > Any ideas? If i want to check the folder's(MAPIFolder) type?



 
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ryotyankou

I found my errors, correct ones should be:

Inbox: IMsgStore::GetReceiveFolder

Outbox: PR_IPM_OUTBOX_ENTRYID

Sent: PR_IPM_SENTMAIL_ENTRYID

Deleted: PR_IPM_WASTEBASKET_ENTRYID

// then open PR_IPM_SUBTREE_ENTRYID to get draft and other like note,

appointment, etc.

Draft: PR_IPM_DRAFTS_ENTRYID

> ..

Junk: PR_ADDITIONAL_REN_ENTRYIDS, which specify its entry value as 4

will get junk folder.

--------------------My question now changed to:

How to do with PR_ADDITONAL_REN_ENTRYIDS to get junk folder, what should i

pass in IMAPISession::OpenEntry?

 
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ryotyankou

It's OK now, after search through the internet and many tries, all worked now,

thanks for your help, Dmitry.

ryotyankou wrote:
> I found my errors, correct ones should be:
> Inbox: IMsgStore::GetReceiveFolder
> Outbox: PR_IPM_OUTBOX_ENTRYID
> Sent: PR_IPM_SENTMAIL_ENTRYID
> Deleted: PR_IPM_WASTEBASKET_ENTRYID
> // then open PR_IPM_SUBTREE_ENTRYID to get draft and other like note,
> appointment, etc.
> Draft: PR_IPM_DRAFTS_ENTRYID
> ...
> Junk: PR_ADDITIONAL_REN_ENTRYIDS, which specify its entry value as 4
> will get junk folder.
> --------------------------------------------------> My question now changed to:
> How to do with PR_ADDITONAL_REN_ENTRYIDS to get junk folder, what should i
> pass in IMAPISession::OpenEntry?



 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Deleted Items: PR_IPM_WASTEBASKET_ENTRYID

(not Junk)

"ryotyankou " <u48591@uwe> wrote in message

news:96e205e77a776@uwe...
> Thank you for your relpy, Dmitry.
> For a mail store, to get entry id for folders:
> Inbox: GetReceiveFolder
> Outbox: PR_IPM_OUTBOX_ENTRYID
> Sent: PR_IPM_SENTMAIL_ENTRYID
> Junk: PR_IPM_WASTEBASKET_ENTRYID
> // then open PR_IPM_SUBTREE_ENTRYID to get others
> Draft: PR_IPM_DRAFTS_ENTRYID
> .. Am i right?
> But how about the deleted items folder? I couldn't find it in outlook spy.

> Dmitry Streblechenko wrote:
> >The omnly way to do that is to read the MailItem.Parent property which
> >returns the parent MAPIFolder object.
> >Or you can read the PR_PARENT_ENTRYID MAPI property.
> >
> >>I scaned all message store to search folders and add them to a tree with
> >> checkbox. user can select what folder to do deal with, i want to set

> >[quoted text clipped - 17 lines]
> >> "outbox".
> >> Any ideas? If i want to check the folder's(MAPIFolder) type?


> >
>
>
 

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