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Outlook View Control RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am attempting to place the Outlook View Control ActiveX control on an Access form so that I can display a session of my Outlook inbox.  The hope is to allow users to manipulate the data in their emails, pulling body text into Access tables, routing attachments into folders, etc. so that the data can ultimately be compiled with input from other sources to create a comprehensive report on project status.

    I’ve added the reference to the control in the code editor, and it shows up in my ActiveX controls.  I can place it on the form, but when I go to select the inbox folder I get this error: “The operation on the Microsoft Outlook View Control object failed. The OLE server may not be registered. To register the OLE server, reinstall it.”

    I successfully registered the View Control DLL using regsvr32, but that did nothing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.  This solution of merging information from email threads, manual notes input and automated system notifications would increase the efficiency and clarity of projects in my department by a ridiculous degree.

    Thanks,

    fgibbcollins

    Friday, August 4, 2017 7:57 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    What is your Office version? How do you add the control? Do you have Outlook installed? Do you try to repair your Office?

    I try to add Outlook View Control in Access 2016. it fails to set properties like folder/view. I would get some errors or Access crashes down. I think we are unable to use the control directly in Access form.

    To use Outlook View Controls, please go to form design mode, add a Microsoft Form 2.0 Frame firstly, then edit its frame objects to add a Outlook View Control. Then it would show your inbox by default. If you follow my steps to add controls, would you get any error?

    Regards,

    Celeste


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    • Marked as answer by fgibbcollins Monday, August 7, 2017 6:08 PM
    Monday, August 7, 2017 6:06 AM
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  • Hello,

    What is your Office version? How do you add the control? Do you have Outlook installed? Do you try to repair your Office?

    I try to add Outlook View Control in Access 2016. it fails to set properties like folder/view. I would get some errors or Access crashes down. I think we are unable to use the control directly in Access form.

    To use Outlook View Controls, please go to form design mode, add a Microsoft Form 2.0 Frame firstly, then edit its frame objects to add a Outlook View Control. Then it would show your inbox by default. If you follow my steps to add controls, would you get any error?

    Regards,

    Celeste


    MSDN Community Support
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    • Marked as answer by fgibbcollins Monday, August 7, 2017 6:08 PM
    Monday, August 7, 2017 6:06 AM
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  • Celeste,

    That worked wonderfully!  Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.  I owe you a big one.

    Eternally indebted,

    fgibbcollins

    Monday, August 7, 2017 6:08 PM