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Handling Named Property Errors

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When a request is made to IMAPIProp::GetIDsFromNames or IMAPIProp::GetNamesFromIDs that is too large for the implementer to handle, the error value MAPI_E_TOO_BIG is returned. Callers must divide their request into several requests, calling the appropriate method in a loop.

When a call results in partial success, such as when the request is for names that map to specific identifiers and one or more names cannot be found, GetNamesFromIDs returns MAPI_W_ERRORS_RETURNED and places PT_ERROR in the property type for the missing property in the property tag array.

Sometimes a client makes a call to GetNamesFromIDs that results in no properties being returned, such as when there are no properties in a specified property set, or when all named properties are of a type excluded by the flags. Clients can expect service providers to:

  • Return S_OK.

  • Set the contents of the property tag array pointer to a newly allocated property tag array with its cValues member set to zero.

  • Set the contents of the MAPINAMEID structure array to NULL.

  • Set the contents of the count of MAPINAMEID structures to zero.

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