Opens a shared item from a specified path or URL.
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll)
'Declaration <DispIdAttribute()> _ Function OpenSharedItem ( _ Path As String _ ) As Object 'Usage Dim instance As _NameSpace Dim Path As String Dim returnValue As Object returnValue = instance.OpenSharedItem(Path)
- Type: System.String
The path or URL of the shared item to be opened.
Return ValueType: System.Object
An Object representing the appropriate Outlook item for the shared item.
This method is used to open iCalendar appointment (.ics) files, vCard (.vcf) files, and Outlook message (.msg) files. The type of object returned by this method depends on the type of shared item opened, as described in the following table.
Shared item type
iCalendar appointment (.ics) file
vCard (.vcf) file
Outlook message (.msg) file
Type corresponds to the type of the item that was saved as the .msg file
This method does not support iCalendar calendar (.ics) files. To open iCalendar calendar files, you can use the OpenSharedFolder method of the NameSpace object.