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ScheduleMeetingButton Control

[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change.]

Use the ScheduleMeetingButton control in Microsoft Lync Control applications to open a Microsoft Outlook meeting invite dialog. The control is designed to mimic the functionality provided by the corresponding button on the Quick Connect toolbar of the ContactCard. As such, it must be bound to a contact using the Source property before it can be used. When clicked, it launches the Microsoft Outlook dialog to initiate the desired action with that contact. This button is not a general purpose Outlook Integration tool. It is intended to be used together with other Lync Controls to provide a full set of collaboration options for interacting with a specific contact or distribution group.

Notable ScheduleMeetingButton control public properties and events relating to unified communications appear in the following table. For a full list, see topics in the Communicator 2010 API Class Library documentation.

Property or Event

Description

DisplayName property

Gets the display name of the currently logged in user.

Source property

Gets or sets the contact to use. Valid types include Contact and DistributionGroup objects, and String.

  • If the value is a string which does not contain the sip: or tel: prefix, the control will perform a search, using the string specified as a search criteria, and will load the first contact in the result set matching the specified string. This behavior is not deterministic, and yields the slowest performance.

  • If the value is a SIP URI string qualified by the sip: or tel: prefix, the contact will be loaded using an exact match of the specified URI. This behavior is deterministic, and yields better performance.

  • If the value is a Contact or DistributionGroup object, it will be used as-is. This behavior is deterministic, and yields the best performance.

ContextualInformation property

This property is ignored. Gets or sets a data structure which contains information used to customize the information that accompanies messages. For more information on the use of contextual information, see the topics listed at Contextual Conversations.

Model property

Reserved for internal use. This property may appear in XAML text when editing templates. To preserve control functionality it should remain unchanged.

Sample code for Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) appears in the following sections.

<StackPanel>
  <controls:ScheduleMeetingButton Source="sip:mary@contoso.com"/>
</StackPanel>

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