Represents a file on the local computer or a network drive that stores e-mail messages and other items for an account in the current profile.
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll)
This is a .NET interface derived from a COM coclass that is required by managed code for interoperability with the corresponding COM object. Use this derived interface to access all method, property, and event members of the COM object. However, if a method or event you want to use shares the same name under the same COM object, cast to the corresponding primary interface to call the method, and cast to the latest events interface to connect to the event. Refer to this topic for information about the COM object. For information about the method and property members of the COM object, see _Store.
A profile defines one or more e-mail accounts, and each e-mail account is associated with a server of a specific type. For an Exchange server, a store can be on the server, in an Exchange Public folder, or in a local Personal Folders File (.pst) or Offline Folder File (.ost). For a POP3, IMAP, or HTTP e-mail server, a store is a .pst file.
You can use the Stores and Store objects to enumerate all folders and search folders on all stores in the current session. Since getting the root folder or search folders in a store requires the store to be open and opening a store imposes an overhead on performance, you can check the _Store.IsOpen property before you decide to pursue the operation.
If you use an Exchange server, you can access other explicit built-in Store properties for store characteristics such as ExchangeStoreType, IsCachedExchange, and IsDataFileStore. Use the PropertyAccessor object returned by _Store.PropertyAccessor to access other store properties that are not exposed in the Outlook object model.
For more information on storing Outlook items in folders and stores, see Storing Outlook Items.