VBA Form how to load in Outlook 2003

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Mitch

I know this is an absolute newbie question, but I've designed a basic form

with radio/checkboxes etc. All I want it to do is load, but I can't seem to

find any way to actually link it to an Outlook button?

I see references to posting forms that are a different format, (Public forms

or some such thing), and I tried exporting the Form (Not actually sure it's

technically called a form), any advice?
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Is this an Outlook item form (contact, email, task, etc.) or an actual VBA

form?

What steps did you take to create it?

What version of Outlook?

"Mitch" <Mitch> wrote in message

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> I know this is an absolute newbie question, but I've designed a basic form
> with radio/checkboxes etc. All I want it to do is load, but I can't seem
> to
> find any way to actually link it to an Outlook button?

> I see references to posting forms that are a different format, (Public
> forms
> or some such thing), and I tried exporting the Form (Not actually sure
> it's
> technically called a form), any advice?
 
M

Mitch

Outlook 2003 11.8206.8221 SP3

Created it by going to the VB editor, insert UserForm. So far everything

I've found points to Contacts, inbox, message, calendar forms... but this is

just a form to generate emails based on user input.
wrote:


> Is this an Outlook item form (contact, email, task, etc.) or an actual VBA
> form?

> What steps did you take to create it?

> What version of Outlook?

> >

>

> "Mitch" <Mitch> wrote in message
> news:C8AD5423-6BB2-4DBE-804A-A13E68605E6B@microsoft.com...
> >I know this is an absolute newbie question, but I've designed a basic form
> > with radio/checkboxes etc. All I want it to do is load, but I can't seem
> > to
> > find any way to actually link it to an Outlook button?
> > I see references to posting forms that are a different format, (Public
> > forms
> > or some such thing), and I tried exporting the Form (Not actually sure
> > it's
> > technically called a form), any advice?


>
 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

You can add a button to the toolbar that calls a macro. A macro is a Public

Sub that takes no arguments. That macro would be used to display your form.

Assuming your form is named "MyForm", to display it you'd use code something

like this:

Public Sub DisplayMyForm()

MyForm.Show vbModal

End Sub

The vbModal argument would stop code execution in your macro until the form

is closed, and wouldn't allow the user to work with anything else in Outlook

until the form was closed.

To open the form in a non-modal way where code execution could continue

after the call to open the form in the macro and the user could work on

other things in Outlook use the argument vbModeless.

If you right-click on the toolbar and select Customize then you can select

the Commands tab, select Macros in the list on the left and select your

macro. Then drag it where you want it on your toolbar. While in customize

mode you can right-click the new button to set properties such as the name

for the button.

"Mitch" <Mitch> wrote in message

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> Outlook 2003 11.8206.8221 SP3

> Created it by going to the VB editor, insert UserForm. So far everything
> I've found points to Contacts, inbox, message, calendar forms... but this
> is
> just a form to generate emails based on user input.
 
M

Mitch

fantastic, works like a charm! Appreciate the additional information on modal.
wrote:


> You can add a button to the toolbar that calls a macro. A macro is a Public
> Sub that takes no arguments. That macro would be used to display your form.
> Assuming your form is named "MyForm", to display it you'd use code something
> like this:

> Public Sub DisplayMyForm()
> MyForm.Show vbModal
> End Sub

> The vbModal argument would stop code execution in your macro until the form
> is closed, and wouldn't allow the user to work with anything else in Outlook
> until the form was closed.

> To open the form in a non-modal way where code execution could continue
> after the call to open the form in the macro and the user could work on
> other things in Outlook use the argument vbModeless.

> If you right-click on the toolbar and select Customize then you can select
> the Commands tab, select Macros in the list on the left and select your
> macro. Then drag it where you want it on your toolbar. While in customize
> mode you can right-click the new button to set properties such as the name
> for the button.

> >

>

> "Mitch" <Mitch> wrote in message
> news:2A35313A-6F24-481C-885D-2036FD9C94F0@microsoft.com...
> > Outlook 2003 11.8206.8221 SP3
> > Created it by going to the VB editor, insert UserForm. So far everything
> > I've found points to Contacts, inbox, message, calendar forms... but this
> > is
> > just a form to generate emails based on user input.


>
 
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