How to: Send a Sharing Invitation for a Calendar
Sharing messages, including sharing invitations, sharing requests, and sharing responses, are represented in Microsoft Outlook by the SharingItem object. The CreateSharingItem method of the NameSpace object is used to create SharingItem objects for sharing invitations and sharing requests.
This sample uses the OpenSharingItem method to create a SharingItem that represents sharing invitation for your Calendar default folder. Once shared, the recipient can then use the OpenSharedFolder or GetSharedDefaultFolder methods of the NameSpace object, or the OpenSharedFolder method of the SharingItem object to open the shared folder.
It uses the CreateSharingItem method to create a new SharingItem object, using the Folder object to establish the sharing context used by the SharingItem.
Public Sub ShareCalendarByInvitation() Dim oNamespace As NameSpace Dim oFolder As Folder Dim oSharingItem As SharingItem On Error GoTo ErrRoutine ' Get a reference to the Calendar default folder Set oNamespace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") Set oFolder = oNamespace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar) ' Create a new sharing invitation, using the Calendar ' default folder to establish sharing context. Set oSharingItem = oNamespace.CreateSharingItem(oFolder) ' Add a recipient to the Recipients collection of ' the sharing invitation. oSharingItem.Recipients.Add "firstname.lastname@example.org" ' Send the sharing invitation. oSharingItem.Send EndRoutine: On Error GoTo 0 Set oSharingItem = Nothing Set oFolder = Nothing Set oNamespace = Nothing Exit Sub ErrRoutine: Select Case Err.Number Case 287 ' &H0000011F ' The user denied access to the Address Book. ' This error occurs if the code is run by an ' untrusted application, and the user chose not to ' allow access. MsgBox "Access to Outlook was denied by the user.", _ vbOKOnly, _ Err.Number & " - " & Err.Source Case -313393143 ' &HED520009 ' This error typically occurs if you set the ' AllowWriteAccess property of a SharingItem ' to True when sharing a default folder. MsgBox Err.Description, _ vbOKOnly, _ Err.Number & " - " & Err.Source Case -2147467259 ' &H80004005 ' This error typically occurs if the SharingItem ' cannot be sent because of incorrect or ' conflicting property settings. MsgBox Err.Description, _ vbOKOnly, _ Err.Number & " - " & Err.Source Case Else ' Any other error that may occur. MsgBox Err.Description, _ vbOKOnly, _ Err.Number & " - " & Err.Source End Select GoTo EndRoutine End Sub