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MeetingItem Object

Office 2003
Multiple objects

Represents an item in an Inbox (mail) folder. A MeetingItem object represents a change to the recipient's Calendar folder initiated by another party or as a result of a group action.

Using the MeetingItem Object

Unlike other Microsoft Outlook objects, you cannot create this object. It is created automatically when you set the MeetingStatus property of an AppointmentItem object to olMeeting and send it to one or more users. They receive it in their inboxes as a MeetingItem.

The following example uses the CreateItem method to create an appointment. It becomes a MeetingItem with both a required and an optional attendee when it is received in the inbox of each of the recipients.

Set myItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
myItem.MeetingStatus = olMeeting
myItem.Subject = "Strategy Meeting"
myItem.Location = "Conference Room B"
myItem.Start = #9/24/97 1:30:00 PM#
myItem.Duration = 90
Set myRequiredAttendee = myItem.Recipients.Add("Nate _
myRequiredAttendee.Type = olRequired
Set myOptionalAttendee = myItem.Recipients.Add("Kevin _
myOptionalAttendee.Type = olOptional
Set myResourceAttendee = _
    myItem.Recipients.Add("Conference Room B")
myResourceAttendee.Type = olResource

Use the GetAssociatedAppointment method to return the AppointmentItem object associated with a MeetingItem object, and work directly with the AppointmentItem object to respond to the request.


If a program tries to reference any type of recipient information by using the Outlook object model, a dialog box is displayed that asks you to confirm access to this information. You can allow access to the Address Book or recipient information for up to ten minutes after you receive the dialog box. This allows features, such as mobile device synchronization, to be completed.

You receive the confirmation dialog box when a solution tries to programmatically access the following properties of the MeetingItem object:

  • SenderName
  • ReplyRecipients
  • Body
  • Recipients
  • SenderEmailAddress

Parent Objects