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AppointmentItem.EntryID Property (Outlook)

Returns a String representing the unique Entry ID of the object. Read-only.

expression .EntryID

expression A variable that represents an AppointmentItem object.

This property corresponds to the MAPI property PidTagEntryId.

A MAPI store provider assigns a unique ID string when an item is created in its store. Therefore, the EntryID property is not set for an Outlook item until it is saved or sent. The Entry ID changes when an item is moved into another store, for example, from your Inbox to a Microsoft Exchange Server public folder, or from one Personal Folders (.pst) file to another .pst file. Solutions should not depend on the EntryID property to be unique unless items will not be moved. The EntryID property returns a MAPI long-term Entry ID. For more information about long- and short-term EntryIDs, search http://msdn.microsoft.com for PidTagEntryId.

Furthermore, when you call the AppointmentItem.Respond method with the olMeetingAccepted or olMeetingTentative parameter, Outlook will create a new appointment item that duplicates the original appointment item. The new item will have a different Entry ID. Outlook will then remove the original item. You should no longer use the Entry ID of the original item, but instead use AppointmentItem.EntryID to obtain the Entry ID for the new item for any subsequent needs. This is to ensure that this appointment item will be properly synchronized on your calendar if more than one client computer accesses your calendar but may be offline using the cache mode occasionally.

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