Create editable meeting request with attendees from .ics

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mtnrunner2

Is it possible to create an ics file that a user can open that will create

and pre-populate a new EDITABLE meeting request?

I tried creating a request then saving to an ics file, but when I open it in

Outlook 2007, the request is no longer editable and only the "reply" buttons

show, not the "send". I want the user to be able to edit the settings if they

wish first, then send the request from Outlook.

I'm testing in Outlook 2007 and plan to create the ics dynamically on a web

site, from which the user will download the ics. I'm confident that as long

as I can get the file correct I can do the download part.

Thanks.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

I don't think that's possible at all. Outlook doesn't support that from an

ICS.

"mtnrunner2" <mtnrunner2> wrote in message

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> Is it possible to create an ics file that a user can open that will create
> and pre-populate a new EDITABLE meeting request?

> I tried creating a request then saving to an ics file, but when I open it
> in
> Outlook 2007, the request is no longer editable and only the "reply"
> buttons
> show, not the "send". I want the user to be able to edit the settings if
> they
> wish first, then send the request from Outlook.

> I'm testing in Outlook 2007 and plan to create the ics dynamically on a
> web
> site, from which the user will download the ics. I'm confident that as
> long
> as I can get the file correct I can do the download part.

> Thanks.
 
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mtnrunner2

Actually I was able to do it with Outlook 2007/Vista after removing many of

the fields from the .ics file. Both the METHOD and ORGANIZER fields seem to

impact the editability once the file is opened in Outlook. Although I was not

able to get it to open at all in Outlook 2003 in Windows 2008 Server (which

happens to be my test virtual machine).

The button on the left says "Send update" rather than simply "Send", not

sure why that is. Perhaps I can get that to change with additional tweaks.

A very simple file with few fields worked:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR

BEGIN:VEVENT

ATTENDEE;CN="Fluffy The Cat":mailto:fluffy@sopheon.com

ATTENDEE;CN="Bubbles The Chimp":mailto:bubbles@sopheon.com

SUMMARY:Escaping The Zoo

END:VEVENT

END:VCALENDAR

Thanks.
wrote:


> I don't think that's possible at all. Outlook doesn't support that from an
> ICS.
>
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Send update refers to the fact that this is not a meeting request, instead

it's being treated as a received meeting. That's why there's no Send button.

"mtnrunner2" <mtnrunner2> wrote in message

news:5AD443E2-D760-4971-881D-C987D3391801@microsoft.com...
> Actually I was able to do it with Outlook 2007/Vista after removing many
> of
> the fields from the .ics file. Both the METHOD and ORGANIZER fields seem
> to
> impact the editability once the file is opened in Outlook. Although I was
> not
> able to get it to open at all in Outlook 2003 in Windows 2008 Server
> (which
> happens to be my test virtual machine).

> The button on the left says "Send update" rather than simply "Send", not
> sure why that is. Perhaps I can get that to change with additional tweaks.

> A very simple file with few fields worked:

> BEGIN:VCALENDAR
> BEGIN:VEVENT
> ATTENDEE;CN="Fluffy The Cat":mailto:fluffy@sopheon.com
> ATTENDEE;CN="Bubbles The Chimp":mailto:bubbles@sopheon.com
> SUMMARY:Escaping The Zoo
> END:VEVENT
> END:VCALENDAR

> Thanks.
 
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