Code to open a public calendar in Outlook RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I'm not sure if this is possible in Outlook 2013, we have a request for our SharePoint 2013 site. Somebody wants a hyperlink to open a shared calendar in Outlook.

    Is this possible to open such a calendar directly in the Outlook client? Or can it be done via the Outlook web interface? I'm hoping there's some HTML or link type code that can achieve this.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 4:47 PM


  • Hello Dan,

    No, Outlook 2013 doesn't provide any remote API for that. You need to develop a VBA macro or COM add-in if you need to enable such functionality on the client side. You may find the Selecting an API or Technology for Developing Outlook Solutions article helpful. 

    Be aware, Microsoft does not currently recommend, and does not support, Automation of Microsoft Office applications from any unattended, non-interactive client application or component (including ASP, ASP.NET, DCOM, and NT Services), because Office may exhibit unstable behavior and/or deadlock when Office is run in this environment.

    If you are building a solution that runs in a server-side context, you should try to use components that have been made safe for unattended execution. Or, you should try to find alternatives that allow at least part of the code to run client-side. If you use an Office application from a server-side solution, the application will lack many of the necessary capabilities to run successfully. Additionally, you will be taking risks with the stability of your overall solution. Read more about that in the Considerations for server-side Automation of Office article. 

    • Marked as answer by David_JunFeng Thursday, January 21, 2016 1:46 AM
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:42 PM