PIA vs Object Model RRS feed

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  •  I use both the Outlook 2013 Object Model Reference and the Outlook 2013 PIA reference interchangeably.

    So, what's the difference between programming using the Object Model and Programming using the PIA?

    • Edited by Germán_MSO Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:02 PM Clarifying
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:01 PM


  • PIA is nothing but a glorified header file. It implements no functionality. In both case you are programming against the Outlook Object Model.

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    • Marked as answer by Germán_MSO Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:46 PM
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:11 PM

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