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Reply Event

Office 2003

Occurs when the user selects the Reply action for a Microsoft Outlook item.

Sub object_Reply(ByVal Response As Object, Cancel As Boolean)

object    An expression that evaluates to one of the objects in the Applies To list. In VBScript, use the word Item.

Response    The new item being sent in response to the original message.

Cancel    Optional (not used in VBScript). False when the event occurs. If the event procedure sets this argument to True, the reply operation is not completed and the new item is not displayed.


In Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), if you set the return value of this function to False, the reply action is not completed and the new item is not displayed.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Reply event and sets the Sent Items folder for the reply item to the folder in which the original item resides. To use this example, open an existing mailitem, run the Initialize Handler() procedure, then reply to the open item.

Public WithEvents myItem As MailItem

Sub Initialize_Handler()
	Set myItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
End Sub

Private Sub myItem_Reply(ByVal Response As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
	Set Response.SaveSentMessageFolder = myItem.Parent
End Sub