NameSpace.GetSelectNamesDialog Method (Outlook)

Published: July 16, 2012

Obtains a SelectNamesDialog object for the current session.

Version Added: Outlook 2007

expression .GetSelectNamesDialog

expression A variable that represents a NameSpace object.

Return Value

A SelectNamesDialog object for the current session. The SelectNamesDialog object supports displaying the Select Names dialog box for the user to select entries from one or more address lists in the current session.

The following code sample shows how to instantiate an instance of SelectNamesDialog for the current session, and use it to display entries from the Contacts folder in a dialog box that resembles the Select Names dialog box in the Outlook user interface.

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

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