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MailItem.AddBusinessCard Method (Outlook)

Appends contact information based on the Electronic Business Card (EBC) associated with the specified ContactItem object to the MailItem object.

Version Added: Outlook 2007

expression .AddBusinessCard(contact)

expression An expression that returns a MailItem object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

contact

Required

ContactItem

The contact item from which to obtain the business card information.

This method adds contact information, generated from the information stored in the ContactItem object, to the existing MailItem object. The information included depends on the value of the BodyFormat property for the MailItem object:

Property value

Result

olFormatPlain

A vCard (.vcf) file is created and added to the Attachments collection of the MailItem object.

olFormatRichText

A vCard (.vcf) file is created and added to the Attachments collection of the MailItem object.

olFormatHTML

An image of the business card is generated and included in the Body property of the MailItem object, and a vCard (.vcf) file is created and added to the Attachments collection of the MailItem object.

Note Note

The attached vCard file contains only the contact information included in the Electronic Business Card associated with the ContactItem object. Any contact information not displayed in the Electronic Business Card is excluded from the vCard file.

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