Attachment.PathName is always blank

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BuddyWork

Hello,

I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to

pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and then

send it to SharePoint.

Any idea?

Thanks,
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

That's perfectly normal if the attachment is contained in the item. There is

no external path in that case. The PathName will always be blank unless the

attachment is actually a shortcut to an external path.

If you need to make the attachment available to another component, call its

SaveAsFile method to save it to a local or network folder.

Sue Mosher

"BuddyWork" <BuddyWork> wrote in message

news:9A317B4E-CAFB-4D13-8E91-6FD3C1199D55@microsoft.com...
> Hello,

> I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to
> pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and
> then
> send it to SharePoint.

> Any idea?

> Thanks,
 
B

BuddyWork

Thank you, that is what I thought but just wanted to double check.

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> That's perfectly normal if the attachment is contained in the item. There is
> no external path in that case. The PathName will always be blank unless the
> attachment is actually a shortcut to an external path.

> If you need to make the attachment available to another component, call its
> SaveAsFile method to save it to a local or network folder.

> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "BuddyWork" <BuddyWork> wrote in message
> news:9A317B4E-CAFB-4D13-8E91-6FD3C1199D55@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> > I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to
> > pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and
> > then
> > send it to SharePoint.
> > Any idea?
> > Thanks,


>
 
B

BuddyWork

Is there away in getting the path and name before the file is actually

attached?

I am using Outlook 2003.

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> That's perfectly normal if the attachment is contained in the item. There is
> no external path in that case. The PathName will always be blank unless the
> attachment is actually a shortcut to an external path.

> If you need to make the attachment available to another component, call its
> SaveAsFile method to save it to a local or network folder.

> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "BuddyWork" <BuddyWork> wrote in message
> news:9A317B4E-CAFB-4D13-8E91-6FD3C1199D55@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> > I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to
> > pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and
> > then
> > send it to SharePoint.
> > Any idea?
> > Thanks,


>
 
B

BuddyWork

I've found out that the files are stored in the 'Outlook Secure Temporary'

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/817878

How do I get this directory witin Outlook Forms?

"BuddyWork" wrote:


> Hello,

> I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to
> pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and then
> send it to SharePoint.

> Any idea?

> Thanks,
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

No.

Sue Mosher

"BuddyWork" <BuddyWork> wrote in message

news:B7FC4582-54F7-4EC8-ADC9-F41DA7ED6BF0@microsoft.com...
> Is there away in getting the path and name before the file is actually
> attached?

> I am using Outlook 2003.

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > That's perfectly normal if the attachment is contained in the item. There
> > is
> > no external path in that case. The PathName will always be blank unless
> > the
> > attachment is actually a shortcut to an external path.
>

>> If you need to make the attachment available to another component, call
> > its
> > SaveAsFile method to save it to a local or network folder.
>

>> > > Sue Mosher
> > >> >> >
>
>> "BuddyWork" <BuddyWork> wrote in message
> > news:9A317B4E-CAFB-4D13-8E91-6FD3C1199D55@microsoft.com...
> > > Hello,
> >> > I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need
> > > to
> > > pass the path and name to another component which will read the file
> > > and
> > > then
> > > send it to SharePoint.
> >> > Any idea?
> >> > Thanks,

>

>
>>
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

That folder really isn't useful for your scenario, because (a) unless an

explicit location is set in the registry (which is rare), there's no

guarantee that you'll be able to find it and (b) the file you want may no

longer be stored in this temporary storage location. You should use

SaveAsFile instead to ensure you have control over the file and the location

where it's made available to the other component.

Sue Mosher

"BuddyWork" <BuddyWork> wrote in message

news:47475FF0-4E0F-48FB-862C-5DA8470F8633@microsoft.com...
> I've found out that the files are stored in the 'Outlook Secure Temporary'
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/817878

> How do I get this directory witin Outlook Forms?

> "BuddyWork" wrote:
>
> > Hello,
>

>> I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to
> > pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and
> > then
> > send it to SharePoint.
>

>> Any idea?
>

>> Thanks,
 
B

BuddyWork

Wrote code to read the registry.

"BuddyWork" wrote:


> I've found out that the files are stored in the 'Outlook Secure Temporary'
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/817878

> How do I get this directory witin Outlook Forms?

> "BuddyWork" wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > I need the location of where the attach file is located because I need to
> > pass the path and name to another component which will read the file and then
> > send it to SharePoint.
> > Any idea?
> > Thanks,
 
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