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_ContactItem.ForwardAsBusinessCard method

Creates a new MailItem object containing contact information and, optionally, an Electronic Business Card (EBC) image based on the specified ContactItem object.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll)

[DispIdAttribute()]
MailItem ForwardAsBusinessCard()

Return value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MailItem
A MailItem object that represents the new e-mail item containing the business card information.

This method creates a new Outlook mail item based on the information stored in the ContactItem object. The information included in the Outlook mail item 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 file is created and added to the Attachments collection of the MailItem object.

olFormatHTML

An image of the Electronic Business Card is generated and included in the Body property of the MailItem object, and a vCard file is created and added to the Attachments collection of the MailItem object.

NoteNote

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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