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Hi, I am trying to create a TASK REQUEST form in Outlook 2003. I am a
beginner so please bear with me because I am not understanding all this
code and where its coming from in other topics.

I created a TASK REQUEST custom form and test ran it. When received and
I try to accept the task I get the error message "The task (task name)
cannot be sent. It may be an attachment of another message."

I tried finding the code in "View this code" and the Visual Basic
Editor but nothing comes up. I am desiging this form from Outlook using
"tools - forms - design this form."

Does anyone know how to fix this error? Also if there is code that I
would have to edit, how do I find it? I tried looking in help with no
success.

Thanks in advance...

BTW, I do know how to read code and work with it because I have a
degree in it, I am just not familiar with Visual Basic/Outlook codes
and regardless no code is showing up for me to edit and I don't know
this error!


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Hi, I am trying to create a TASK REQUEST form in Outlook 2003. I am a
beginner so please bear with me because I am not understanding all this
code and where its coming from in other topics.

I created a TASK REQUEST custom form and test ran it. When received and
I try to accept the task I get the error message "The task (task name)
cannot be sent. It may be an attachment of another message."

I tried finding the code in "View this code" and the Visual Basic
Editor but nothing comes up. I am desiging this form from Outlook using
"tools -> forms -> design this form."

Does anyone know how to fix this error? Also if there is code that I
would have to edit, how do I find it? I tried looking in help with no
success.

Thanks in advance...

BTW, I do know how to read code and work with it because I have a
degree in it, I am just not familiar with Visual Basic/Outlook codes
and regardless no code is showing up for me to edit and I don't know
this error!

I am trying to customize the Task Request form, but none of the fields are
selectable, nor does the Control Toolbox form button do anything. It seems as
if this form is locked. Is there a way I can unlock it so that I can modify
it and add fields?

I am trying to customize the Task Request form, but none of the fields are
selectable, nor does the Control Toolbox form button do anything. It seems as
if this form is locked. Is there a way I can unlock it so that I can modify
it and add fields?

Please help!

I am new to Outlook VBA developing and need assistance with a project I
am on.
Here is what I have done so far..

1. Created a custom task form that I assign and send to a generic
mailbox
2. The end user opens the task and fills in data on P.2 page of the
custom form and accepts.
3. The task returns to my mailbox with the data filled in.

I am trying to access the custom unbound field data to read into MS
Access.

If anyone can steer me in the right direction It would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Edro61

Dear All,

I designed a new form according to my needs, with 3 pages. When I send the
TASK REQUEST form, assignee can not see other 3 pages. But the one whom I
shared MY TASKS folder, he is able to my actual form.

Can you help me about FORM DESING and sending this form to OTHERS?

Hello Mr. Sue Mosher,

I have designed a new Customized Meeting Request Form .
This customized form is set as the Default form for a few Shared
Calendars.
When this Shared Calendar is used to book the meetings via the new
customized meeting request form , How can i "Programatically read the e-mail
address or Name of the shared Calendar " in a customised meeting
request form when booked from a shared calendar of the meeting room ?

Consider that i have access to the Shared Calendars named :
Discussion_Room_101 , Discussion_Room_202 , Discussion_Room_303 etc.
The new customized meeting request form is set as the default form for
these calendars.

Query :
When the Meeting is booked from the Shared calendar of the mailbox named
Discussion_Room_101 , in the Item_Open() event of the customized request
form , i have to get the details of the "Shared Calendar Name", i.e,
(it should be Discussion_Room_101 ).

When a new meeting is booked from another Shared calendar named
Discussion_Room_202 , the name of the Shared clanedar name has to be
obtained as "Discussion_Room_202 " . and so on....

How can i read the "Name or the e-mail Address" of the Shared Calendar
in the Item_Open() event of the New customized Meeting Request Form ?

Thank You ,

Hello ,

I have created a new customized Meeting request form which access the
Global Address book and displays the data on the form on a new page (P.2) .
It also will access the Microscoft Access Database to fetch more
information and display on the form page P.2 .
I have published this form on a Public folder and also set this form to
be the "Default form" for my mailbox calendar. ( i.e., changed the settings
of "When posting to this folder, Use" property of the calendar folder to
this new customized form).
When i do this setting on my calendar, the code works and fetches the
data from both the Global address book and the database.

My Query is : When i add another persons mailbox and set this new
customized form as the "Default form" ( i.e., changed the settings of "When
posting to this folder, Use" property of the calendar folder to this
new customized form), the Form does not work.. i.e., the vb code written for
the form doesnot get executed.

Do i have to set any other properties so that this code of the form
works on other mailboxes aswell ?

Thanking you

Regards,
Vidya

Hello,

I have created a customized Meeting Request Form which has an additional
Page displayed ( say P.2 page is displayed).

Doubt 1 : I donot want to display this page (P.2) for the Recipients to
whom the Form is sent
i.e., The page (P.2) has to be visible only to the
person who books the meeting.

Doubt 2 : In the Edit mode of this meeting request by the person who
booked the meeting, this new page (P.2) should be visible .

Doubt 3 : How are the "All Mail Fields", "All Appointment fields" etc of
the Meeting Request From extracted in the code behind programatically i.e.,
VB Script?

Thank You,

Regards,
Vidya

I’ve posted the question about custom Meeting Request a week ago and Sue’s
reply helped me to figure out what to do next. I looked in Sue’s book and
decided against the idea of accessing address_related properties since it
would be too confusing for the end-user to see that MS Security prompt and I
don't want to supress it even if the virus risk is minimum.
But I have another question related to the same project:
based on the custom Meeting Request Form and selected Resources E-mail has
to be sent to our Facility guy to arrange the meeting room. I cannot use his
mailbox as the delegate as we supressed all Resources mailboxes from
receiving Emails.
I know how to send Email from the custom form, but could not figure it out
on which event it should be based. Using Send event will send Email even if
the Resource is overbooked, using Close event will send extra Email everytime
when the user opens that meeting request. What should I do?

We use Outlook 2000 in Windows 2000 and XP environment.
Thank you.

I created a custom Meeting Request Form with VBScript to schedule company's
resources, the only issue that I don't know the solution is how to change the
overbooking conflict. Our facility people would like to have at least 30 min
window to set up rooms as users schedule them as resources in Outlook. How I
can retrieve Free/Busy time for the specific resource?
We currently use Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2003.

Thank you,
Marina.

Hello,

I have created a customized Meeting Request Form which has an additional
Page displayed ( say P.2 page is displayed).

Doubt 1 : I donot want to display this page (P.2) for the Recipients to
whom the Form is sent
i.e., The page (P.2) has to be visible only to the
person who books the meeting.

Doubt 2 : In the Edit mode of this meeting request by the person who
booked the meeting, this new page (P.2) should be visible .

Doubt 3 : How are the "All Mail Fields", "All Appointment fields" etc of
the Meeting Request From extracted in the code behind programatically i.e.,
VB Script?

Thank You,

Regards,
Vidya

Hello ,

I have created a new customized Meeting request form which access the
Global Address book and displays the data on the form on a new page (P.2) .
It also will access the Microscoft Access Database to fetch more
information and display on the form page P.2 .
I have published this form on a Public folder and also set this form to
be the "Default form" for my mailbox calendar. ( i.e., changed the settings
of "When posting to this folder, Use" property of the calendar folder to
this new customized form).
When i do this setting on my calendar, the code works and fetches the
data from both the Global address book and the database.

My Query is : When i add another persons mailbox and set this new
customized form as the "Default form" ( i.e., changed the settings of "When
posting to this folder, Use" property of the calendar folder to this
new customized form), the Form does not work.. i.e., the vb code written for
the form doesnot get executed.

Do i have to set any other properties so that this code of the form
works on other mailboxes aswell ?

Thanking you

Regards,
Vidya

Hello Mr. Sue Mosher,

I have designed a new Customized Meeting Request Form .
This customized form is set as the Default form for a few Shared
Calendars.
When this Shared Calendar is used to book the meetings via the new
customized meeting request form , How can i "Programatically read the e-mail
address or Name of the shared Calendar " in a customised meeting
request form when booked from a shared calendar of the meeting room ?

Consider that i have access to the Shared Calendars named :
Discussion_Room_101 , Discussion_Room_202 , Discussion_Room_303 etc.
The new customized meeting request form is set as the default form for
these calendars.

Query :
When the Meeting is booked from the Shared calendar of the mailbox named
Discussion_Room_101 , in the Item_Open() event of the customized request
form , i have to get the details of the "Shared Calendar Name", i.e,
(it should be Discussion_Room_101 ).

When a new meeting is booked from another Shared calendar named
Discussion_Room_202 , the name of the Shared clanedar name has to be
obtained as "Discussion_Room_202 " . and so on....

How can i read the "Name or the e-mail Address" of the Shared Calendar
in the Item_Open() event of the New customized Meeting Request Form ?

Thank You ,

we have a custom task request form we have designed. For some reason the form has properties for 'read' and 'ReadReceipt' set to yes. This is quite a problem and I'd like to turn it off, but can't find out how. I can see the properties on the AllFields tab, but can't modify. Any ideas?

Dear Outlook experts,

I am currently developing an easy way of electronic forms, by making a custom form based on a task request. I finished the form, installed it on the receipients' computer and sent the form to my computer. I received it just like I wanted to receive it, and I was able to fill it in. When finished, I sent it back and she received my message but couldn't open it.

It said: "This item cannot be displayed in the reading pane. Open the item to read its contents". When I try to open the form, it won't open, and when I try to delete the file it says: "Operation failed".

Is this a consequence of a corrupt .pst file or is it something else?

I will appreciate your help!

Luc

Hello to All,
I am currently working on a custom form(Task Request). I have a protoype
and i am ready to publish it and test on a couple of clients. I am not quite
sure how to deploy it. Here is what I think I know and have tried.
Form is installed on a client machine(Personal Forms Library) and I
attempted to send them a task generated with same form on my machine. Client
cannot open message at all.

The goal of my form is to allow a technical librarian to create a task and
assign it to departments. the department will then use form to update
librarian as to whether training is required on a topic prior to an update
and when task is complete. The form contains various pieces of information
about update including an attachment. I need both parties to be using the
same form.

Help?? Please

Tirelle

Hello to All,
I am currently working on a custom form(Task Request). I have a protoype
and i am ready to publish it and test on a couple of clients. I am not quite
sure how to deploy it. Here is what I think I know and have tried.
Form is installed on a client machine(Personal Forms Library) and I
attempted to send them a task generated with same form on my machine. Client
cannot open message at all.

The goal of my form is to allow a technical librarian to create a task and
assign it to departments. the department will then use form to update
librarian as to whether training is required on a topic prior to an update
and when task is complete. The form contains various pieces of information
about update including an attachment. I need both parties to be using the
same form.

Help?? Please

Tirelle

Hello to All,
I am currently working on a custom form(Task Request). I have a protoype
and i am ready to publish it and test on a couple of clients. I am not quite
sure how to deploy it. Here is what I think I know and have tried.
Form is installed on a client machine(Personal Forms Library) and I
attempted to send them a task generated with same form on my machine. Client
cannot open message at all.

The goal of my form is to allow a technical librarian to create a task and
assign it to departments. the department will then use form to update
librarian as to whether training is required on a topic prior to an update
and when task is complete. The form contains various pieces of information
about update including an attachment. I need both parties to be using the
same form.

Help?? Please

Tirelle

I have taken on the job of creating a custom form that incorporates a
paper-based form and I would like some advice before I start on the form. I
intend to purchase an Outlook coding book, but am finding it difficult to
find one in the brick&mortar tech stores in my area. I need to use an online
store to purchase one. Only then will I start the coding for the form, but
until then I would like to create the basic layout, and later create the
code. Please excuse the rambling/backstory below, it helps set the scene.

Sue Mosher gave me some excellent advice and help with a problem I was
having with printing a form to Word. I have limited scripting experience with
Excel and Access (and now Outlook).
What I am wanting to create is a custom Meeting Request form. The
Appointment and Scheduling tabs would not be touched. I will be creating two
new tabs and using User-Created Fields to recreate what is on the paper-based
system. When the meeting request using this custom form is sent, recipients
would be able to read the fields on the other two new tabs, as well as the
main Appointment tab. If required the information on the Appointment tab, as
well as the two new tabs can be printed to a Word document, and if required
saved to a Word document with the information in the form.

That is what I would like the custom Meeting Request form to do. I was
reading some of the articles at OutlookCode.com and came across a few
interesting tidbits and was hoping for some advice.
When I have created custom forms in the past, I would create the new fields
in the form that required it. But in one of the articles I noticed that it
suggested that a new subfolder should be created, and in the new folder,
access the Field Chooser and create the new fields there.

At the current point I am seeing this project be ongoing, and not completed
in one session. Would it be best to create an .oft and store it on my
computer, or after each addition to the form, publish it and save it in the
new folder? I know that code can only be run in published forms, not stored
..ofts.

In regard to code, I currently see three sections of code required - a
command button to print what is on the Appointment tab, and the two created
tabs; a command button to save the information to a Word document (via the
template that is used to print the form) and it prompts the user for the
location of the saved document; and lastly some code that would make a new
field visible only after the user has started typing in the field above it
(more on this below).

The last bit of code is required as in a few different sections of the
paper-based system there is room for multiple entries, dependant upon how
many the user wants to use. So I am envisioning making in some areas 10 rows
available, and in other sections up to 20 rows available. But I dont want all
of the rows to be visible at once. So what I would like (as I know it can be
done in Access) is to have the first row visible, and when the user starts
typing in the first row, the second row of fields become visible. If they use
the second row, the third becomes visible, and so forth, until the last row
is entered and up comes a Message Box informing the user that there is no
more fields available.
Is the above possible in Outlook custom forms?

Last question: When I have created code in a custom Outlook form in the
past, I have used FormView Code, which brings up a new window similar to
Notepad, in which all code is manually entered. Is it possible when creating
a new custom form, to access the Visual Studio Window? This would make life
easier for creating the Subs for the required control and action.

I hope the above makes sense, and I think a lot of my questions would be
answered once I get my hands on an Outlook Programming manual, but until then
I would like to plan what the custom form will do, create the layout, and
only after reading the manual will I attempt the code. Any help, suggestions
and input is appreciated.

Duane

I want to customise the Meeting Request form. I have added a new Meeting
Request Form from Design Form section. In one of
the tabs (P.2) I have placed some controls (textbox, button,labels) and
"Required Attendees" field from Field Chooser options.
How can I add the VB code to the form to invoke the button click event and
populate the Required Attendees field ? When I do Alt + F11, am not able to
access the form elements.

Kindly let me know how to add code and populate the Required Attendees field
programatically.

Thanks in advance.
Regards
GSK

I created custom Meeting Request form and everything works but Body of the
form. I'm not altering Body in the code and don't have any reference to Body
in my code. But if I put any text in the body, appointment in my Calendar
shows the text but it's missing in a calendar of the person or the resource
that I invited to join with this Meeting Request form.
Any idea? I've tested it in both Outlook 2000 and 2002. It behaves the same.

Thank you,

I created custom Meeting Request form and everything works but Body of the
form. I'm not altering Body in the code and don't have any reference to Body
in my code. But if I put any text in the body, appointment in my Calendar
shows the text but it's missing in a calendar of the person or the resource
that I invited to join with this Meeting Request form.
Any idea? I've tested it in both Outlook 2000 and 2002. It behaves the same.

Thank you,

I have taken on the job of creating a custom form that incorporates a
paper-based form and I would like some advice before I start on the form. I
intend to purchase an Outlook coding book, but am finding it difficult to
find one in the brick&mortar tech stores in my area. I need to use an online
store to purchase one. Only then will I start the coding for the form, but
until then I would like to create the basic layout, and later create the
code. Please excuse the rambling/backstory below, it helps set the scene.

Sue Mosher gave me some excellent advice and help with a problem I was
having with printing a form to Word. I have limited scripting experience with
Excel and Access (and now Outlook).
What I am wanting to create is a custom Meeting Request form. The
Appointment and Scheduling tabs would not be touched. I will be creating two
new tabs and using User-Created Fields to recreate what is on the paper-based
system. When the meeting request using this custom form is sent, recipients
would be able to read the fields on the other two new tabs, as well as the
main Appointment tab. If required the information on the Appointment tab, as
well as the two new tabs can be printed to a Word document, and if required
saved to a Word document with the information in the form.

That is what I would like the custom Meeting Request form to do. I was
reading some of the articles at OutlookCode.com and came across a few
interesting tidbits and was hoping for some advice.
When I have created custom forms in the past, I would create the new fields
in the form that required it. But in one of the articles I noticed that it
suggested that a new subfolder should be created, and in the new folder,
access the Field Chooser and create the new fields there.

At the current point I am seeing this project be ongoing, and not completed
in one session. Would it be best to create an .oft and store it on my
computer, or after each addition to the form, publish it and save it in the
new folder? I know that code can only be run in published forms, not stored
..ofts.

In regard to code, I currently see three sections of code required - a
command button to print what is on the Appointment tab, and the two created
tabs; a command button to save the information to a Word document (via the
template that is used to print the form) and it prompts the user for the
location of the saved document; and lastly some code that would make a new
field visible only after the user has started typing in the field above it
(more on this below).

The last bit of code is required as in a few different sections of the
paper-based system there is room for multiple entries, dependant upon how
many the user wants to use. So I am envisioning making in some areas 10 rows
available, and in other sections up to 20 rows available. But I dont want all
of the rows to be visible at once. So what I would like (as I know it can be
done in Access) is to have the first row visible, and when the user starts
typing in the first row, the second row of fields become visible. If they use
the second row, the third becomes visible, and so forth, until the last row
is entered and up comes a Message Box informing the user that there is no
more fields available.
Is the above possible in Outlook custom forms?

Last question: When I have created code in a custom Outlook form in the
past, I have used Form>View Code, which brings up a new window similar to
Notepad, in which all code is manually entered. Is it possible when creating
a new custom form, to access the Visual Studio Window? This would make life
easier for creating the Subs for the required control and action.

I hope the above makes sense, and I think a lot of my questions would be
answered once I get my hands on an Outlook Programming manual, but until then
I would like to plan what the custom form will do, create the layout, and
only after reading the manual will I attempt the code. Any help, suggestions
and input is appreciated.

Duane

I want to customise the Meeting Request form. I have added a new Meeting
Request Form from Design Form section. In one of
the tabs (P.2) I have placed some controls (textbox, button,labels) and
"Required Attendees" field from Field Chooser options.
How can I add the VB code to the form to invoke the button click event and
populate the Required Attendees field ? When I do Alt + F11, am not able to
access the form elements.

Kindly let me know how to add code and populate the Required Attendees field
programatically.

Thanks in advance.
Regards
GSK


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