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How to: Add an Entry to Outlook Contacts

This example creates a new contact and enters data into the new contact.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to application-level projects for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.


private void AddContact()
{
    Outlook.ContactItem newContact = (Outlook.ContactItem)
        this.Application.CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olContactItem);
    try
    {
        newContact.FirstName = "Jo";
        newContact.LastName = "Berry";
        newContact.Email1Address = "somebody@example.com";
        newContact.CustomerID = "123456";
        newContact.PrimaryTelephoneNumber = "(425)555-0111";
        newContact.MailingAddressStreet = "123 Main St.";
        newContact.MailingAddressCity = "Redmond";
        newContact.MailingAddressState = "WA";
        newContact.Save();
        newContact.Display(true);
    }
    catch
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The new contact was not saved.");
    }
}


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