How to: Display a Dialog Box for Selecting Entries from the Contacts Folder
This topic describes how to use the SelectNamesDialog object to display entries from the Contacts folder in a dialog box that resembles the Select Names dialog box in the Outlook user interface.
Look for the address list that corresponds with the Contacts folder.The SelectNamesDialog object displays entires in a dialog box based on an AddressList. To display entries in the Contacts folder, look for the AddressList that corresponds with the Contacts folder. Iterate through all the address lists defined for the current session, and for each address list, use AddressList.GetContactsFolderto match the corresponding folder with the Contacts folder.
Initialize the dialog box with the address list of the Contacts folder.
Sub ShowContactsInDialog() Dim oDialog As SelectNamesDialog Dim oAL As AddressList Dim oContacts As Folder Set oDialog = Application.Session.GetSelectNamesDialog Set oContacts = _ Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts) 'Look for the address list that corresponds with the Contacts folder For Each oAL In Application.Session.AddressLists If oAL.GetContactsFolder = oContacts Then Exit For End If Next With oDialog 'Initialize the dialog box with the address list representing the Contacts folder .InitialAddressList = oAL .ShowOnlyInitialAddressList = True If .Display Then 'Recipients Resolved 'Access Recipients using oDialog.Recipients End If End With End Sub