Reading about the To-Do Bar function, it says that it is the replacement for
the legacy TaskPad view in Outlook 2003. However, there is some important
functionality missing that was available in the TaskPad: the ability to show
tasks on the selected dates (the "Active Tasks for Selected Days" view).
The tasks show up on the Calendar view at the bottom, but it isn't quite the
same--in particular, there is very limited sorting ability for tasks in this
view, and working with it is different than working with tasks in the
TaskPad view. If the "Active Tasks for Selected Days" view was available
from the To-Do Bar, our heavy tasks users would be very happy.
My hope is that this issue will be resolved in SP1
for Office 2007 (this
wouldn't be without precedent--the ability to "programmatically return the
currently selected date" was added to the Outlook View Control ActiveX
control in Office XP SP3). However, I'm wondering if the ability to create
the appropriate filter already exists in Outlook. I haven't found a good
resource that lists the full syntax that can be used in the filter criteria,
but I would imagine it would go something like this:
on or before
Value is a write-in field, and appears that it may allow variables. If not,
perhaps it's possible to enter the criteria manually on the SQL tab.
"SelectedDate" isn't the answer, and I've been unable so far to find a
resource that lists what can be used in that field. Does anyone know if the
SelectedDate property for the To-Do Bar calendar can be used in a filter?
Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!