SearchScope Object (Office)
Published: July 09, 2012
Corresponds to a type of folder tree that can be searched.
Each SearchScope object contains a single ScopeFolder object that corresponds to the root folder of the search scope.
Use the Item method of the SearchScopes collection to return a SearchScope object; for example:
Dim ss As SearchScope Set ss = SearchScopes.Item(1)
Ultimately, the SearchScope object is intended to provide access to ScopeFolder objects that can be added to the SearchFolders collection. For an example that demonstrates how this is accomplished, see the SearchFolders collection topic.
See the ScopeFolder object topic to see a simple example of how to return a ScopeFolder object from a SearchScope object.
The following example displays all of the currently available SearchScope objects.
Sub DisplayAvailableScopes() 'Declare a variable that references a 'SearchScope object. Dim ss As SearchScope 'Loop through the SearchScopes collection. For Each ss In SearchScopes Select Case ss.Type Case msoSearchInMyComputer MsgBox "My Computer is an available search scope." Case msoSearchInMyNetworkPlaces MsgBox "My Network Places is an available search scope." Case msoSearchInOutlook MsgBox "Outlook is an available search scope." Case msoSearchInCustom MsgBox "A custom search scope is available." Case Else MsgBox "Can't determine search scope." End Select Next ss End Sub