Programatically opening a view of a contact item in other than the default RRS feed

  • Question

  • One of my clients uses contacts in a public folder. These are kept in synch with their customer, vendor and employee contacts in their bespoke Access front end - SQL back end operations application. Yes, they are not mobile. You will not hold that against them. They employ scores of workers who are not 'knowledge workers.' Maybe a dozen people on staff use a computer.

    For a variety of good reasons I want to be able to open a contact item from this folder set to show all fields, as shown here done manually in Outlook for Office 365 for Business Premium (aka Outlook 2016)

    How do I do this programmatically? I've been looking through the Outlook object model and don't see any way of accessing the ribbon, setting various properties and then invoking <contactitem>.display

    It seems to me I ought to be able to so something like 

    -Open a contact item(itsEntryID,theStoreID)

    -Set Show.AllFields = True (or something like that)



    Monday, March 30, 2020 10:33 PM