Explorer.ShowPane Method (Outlook)

Displays or hides a specific pane in the explorer.

expression .ShowPane(Pane, Visible)

expression A variable that represents an Explorer object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Pane

Required

OlPane

The pane to display.

Visible

Required

Boolean

True to make the pane visible, False to hide the pane.

Note Note

You can also use the Visible property of the OutlookBarPane object to display or hide the Outlook Bar.

This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the ShowPane and IsPaneVisible methods to hide the preview pane if it is visible or to display it if it is hidden.

Sub ShowHidePreviewPane() 
 
 Dim myOlExp As Outlook.Explorer 
 
 
 
 Set myOlExp = Application.ActiveExplorer 
 
 myOlExp.ShowPane olPreview, _ 
 
 Not myOlExp.IsPaneVisible(olPreview) 
 
End Sub
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