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PidTagConversationIndex Canonical Property

Last modified: January 16, 2009

Applies to: Office 2010 | Outlook 2010 | Visual Studio

Contains a binary value that indicates the relative position of this message within a conversation thread.

Associated properties:

PR_CONVERSATION_INDEX

Identifier:

0x0071

Data type:

PT_BINARY

Area:

General messaging

A conversation thread represents a series of messages and replies. This property is usually implemented using concatenated time stamp values. Its use is optional, even if PR_CONVERSATION_TOPIC (PidTagConversationTopic) is set.

MAPI provides the ScCreateConversationIndex function to create or update a conversation index. The function takes the current index value as a counted byte array and returns the index value with a time stamp concatenated onto the end. A message representing a reply to another message should use ScCreateConversationIndex to update this property.

A message store provider has the option of assuring that PR_CONVERSATION_INDEX is always set on incoming or outgoing messages. It can do this by calling ScCreateConversationIndex, either with the existing value if this property is set or with NULL if it is not. This action should be taken before IMAPIProp::SaveChanges is called.

All messages that have the same value for PR_CONVERSATION_TOPIC can be sorted on this property to reveal the hierarchical relationship of the messages.

Protocol Specifications

[MS-OXPROPS]

Provides references to related Exchange Server protocol specifications.

[MS-OXOMSG]

Specifies the properties and operations that are permissible on e-mail message objects.

Header Files

Mapidefs.h

Provides data type definitions.

Mapitags.h

Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.

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