Getting values of custom categories set on Calendar folder

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JoD

I have set some custom categories in 2 separate calendar folders and would

like to retrieve those in Access. I want the user to be able to select the

desired category to set for a new calendar appointment item.

Unfortunately, the scope of the Categories collection of the

NameSpace object is too broad, and doesn't include the custom categories that

I have set for each calendar. Apparently, neither the MAPIFolder object or

Items object have a Categories collection.

Is there anyway to get the custom categories without having to add an

appointment item?

TIA
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

I'm confused. If you have a Namespace.Categories collection, that must mean

you're using Outlook 2007, right. But Outlook 2007 doesn't support defining

folder-specific calendar color labels in Calendar folders. That feature is

available only in Outlook 2002 and 2003. So maybe you're referring to

calendar labels that were set with an earlier version of Outlook? If so,

those are stored as a hidden field on the calendar folder. The code sample

at http://www.outlookcode.com/codedetail.aspx?id=755 shows how to retrieve

and parse its value with CDO 1.21. With Outlook 2007, you'd use the new

PropertyAccessor object to access the same field using its DASL syntax name,

which is http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x36DC0102

Sue Mosher

"JoD" <JoD> wrote in message

news:7CA98B38-7D3C-41C8-AE4B-BB4B4DD70799@microsoft.com...
> I have set some custom categories in 2 separate calendar folders and would
> like to retrieve those in Access. I want the user to be able to select the
> desired category to set for a new calendar appointment item.

> Unfortunately, the scope of the Categories collection of the
> NameSpace object is too broad, and doesn't include the custom categories
> that
> I have set for each calendar. Apparently, neither the MAPIFolder object or
> Items object have a Categories collection.

> Is there anyway to get the custom categories without having to add an
> appointment item?

> TIA
>
 
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JoD

Sue,

Thank you. I didn't realize the functionality had been removed. Now this

makes sense. Also, I apologize that I didn't include the product version. I

had originally posted the question in the Access discussion group and did a

copy-and-paste, forgetting to copy the salient information.

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> I'm confused. If you have a Namespace.Categories collection, that must mean
> you're using Outlook 2007, right. But Outlook 2007 doesn't support defining
> folder-specific calendar color labels in Calendar folders. That feature is
> available only in Outlook 2002 and 2003. So maybe you're referring to
> calendar labels that were set with an earlier version of Outlook? If so,
> those are stored as a hidden field on the calendar folder. The code sample
> at http://www.outlookcode.com/codedetail.aspx?id=755 shows how to retrieve
> and parse its value with CDO 1.21. With Outlook 2007, you'd use the new
> PropertyAccessor object to access the same field using its DASL syntax name,
> which is http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x36DC0102

> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "JoD" <JoD> wrote in message
> news:7CA98B38-7D3C-41C8-AE4B-BB4B4DD70799@microsoft.com...
> >I have set some custom categories in 2 separate calendar folders and would
> > like to retrieve those in Access. I want the user to be able to select the
> > desired category to set for a new calendar appointment item.
> > Unfortunately, the scope of the Categories collection of the
> > NameSpace object is too broad, and doesn't include the custom categories
> > that
> > I have set for each calendar. Apparently, neither the MAPIFolder object or
> > Items object have a Categories collection.
> > Is there anyway to get the custom categories without having to add an
> > appointment item?
> > TIA
> >


>
 
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