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Drag and Drop files from Outlook or Explorier RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an Access database that I want to be able to add scanned documents or files attachments from Outlook to the database for future reference.  Below is an image of what QuickBooks version of what I would like to create.  I found code to open explorer and select one or more files, however, I am not sure how to get the outlook attachment to be saved.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    Brian


    • Edited by BrianSir Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:20 PM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:17 PM

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  • Hi Brian. See if this demo from UtterAccess can help. Good luck!
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:34 PM
  • DBguy,

    Thanks for the response, but I am looking to drag an attachment from occasional emails, this is more of an Auto Save of attachments. 

    Thanks

    Brian

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:53 PM
  • I see. Did you look around the Code Archive? You might find other demos you can use. Hope it helps...
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:27 PM
  • DBguy,

    I did look at several post and sample code all help with dealing with attaching/adding files from explorer, but I was unable to find any that dealt with dragging an attachment from email.  I know I can save the attachment the use explorer to add the file to the database, which I already have working code for, however, dragging the attachment reduces the chance for users attaching the wrong file.

    Thanks

    Brian

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:46 PM
  • Hi Brian. So, even the "feedme" demo I linked above wasn't enough. I'm not sure then if there's anything specific enough for what you need. If I run into any, I'll let you know. Good luck!
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:54 PM
  • Hi BrianSir,

    Do you want to drag and drop files from outlook to Access Form? With Access built-in function and control, you could not achieve this. I think you need to create your own acitveX control to handle drop events on Access Form to receive and deal with files.

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Friday, June 17, 2016 7:47 AM
  • Edward,

    Thanks.  Can you point me to resources so I can research creating my own ActiveX control?

    Brian

    Friday, June 17, 2016 4:37 PM
  • Hi Brian,

    The link below might be useful to you.

    #How to develop and deploy ActiveX control in C#

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/asiatech/2011/12/05/how-to-develop-and-deploy-activex-control-in-c/

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    • Marked as answer by BrianSir Monday, June 20, 2016 3:58 PM
    Monday, June 20, 2016 8:37 AM