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Delete Method

Office 2003

Deletes an object from a collection.

expression.Delete

expression    Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

Example

This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Delete method to delete the PersonalTasks folder within the Tasks folder. To run this example, you need to create a Tasks subfolder called PersonalTasks.

Sub DeleteTaskFolder()
	Dim myolApp As New Outlook.Application
	Dim oNamespace As Outlook.NameSpace
	Dim oFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
	Dim oOldFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
	Dim strPrompt As String

	Set oNamespace = myolApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
	Set oFolder = oNamespace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderTasks)
	Set oOldFolder = oFolder.Folders("PersonalTasks")

	'Prompt the user for confirmation

	strPrompt = "Are you sure you want to delete the folder?"
	If MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then
    	oOldFolder.Delete
    	MsgBox ("Folder deleted")
	End If
End Sub
		

If you use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) in a Microsoft Outlook form, you do not create the Application object, and you cannot use named constants. This example shows how to perform the same task using VBScript code.

Sub CommandButton1_Click()
 Set oNameSpace = Application.GetNameSpace("MAPI")
 Set oFolder = oNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(13) 
 Set oOldFolder = oFolder.Folders("PersonalTasks")


 'Prompt the user for confirmation
 Dim strPrompt
 strPrompt = "Are you sure you want to delete the folder?"
 If MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then
  oOldFolder.Delete
  MsgBox("Folder deleted")
 End If
End Sub

		




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