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How to: Identify a Meeting Item as a Counter-Proposal to a Prior Meeting Request

This topic shows how to use the named property, PidLidAppointmentCounterProposal, and the Microsoft Outlook object model to identify a MeetingItem object as a counter proposal to a prior meeting request.

In the Outlook object model, all types of items, such as a mail item and a contact item, correspond to specific message classes. In particular, responses to a meeting request can be identified by the following message classes:

  • IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Neg for a decline response

  • IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Pos for an acceptance response

  • IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Ten for a tentative response

However, the Outlook object model does not provide a means to identify a response as the fourth possible response to a meeting request, which is a counter-proposal.

Using the PropertyAccessor object and the PSETID_Appointment namespace definition of PidLidAppointmentCounterProposal, you can program within the object model to distinguish all responses of a meeting request item. The following code sample in C# shows how to get the property value given a meeting item. Note that in the code sample, the named property is expressed as:

"http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/id/00062002-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}/8257000B"

where {00062002-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} is the PSETID_Appointment namespace and 8257000B is the property tag of PidLidAppointmentCounterProposal.

private bool IsCounterProposal(Outlook.MeetingItem meeting) 
{ 
    const string counterPropose = 
        "http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/id/{00062002-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}/8257000B"; 
    Outlook.PropertyAccessor pa = meeting.PropertyAccessor; 
    if ((bool)pa.GetProperty(counterPropose)) 
        return true; 
    else 
        return false;  
}
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