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SelectNamesDialog Object

Office 2007
Displays the Select Names dialog box for the user to select entries from one or more address lists, and returns the selected entries in the collection object specified by the property SelectNamesDialog.Recipients.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Outlook 2007


You can instantiate an instance of the SelectNamesDialog object by calling NameSpace.GetSelectNamesDialog.

The dialog box displayed by SelectNamesDialog.Display is similar to the Select Names dialog box in the Outlook user interface. It observes the size and position settings of the built-in Select Names dialog box. However, its default state does not show Message Recipients above the To, Cc, and Bcc edit boxes. For more information on using the SelectNamesDialog object to display the Select Names dialog box, see Display Names from the Address Book.


The following code sample shows 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.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub ShowContactsInDialog()
    Dim oDialog As SelectNamesDialog
    Dim oAL As AddressList
    Dim oContacts As Folder
    Set oDialog = Application.Session.GetSelectNamesDialog
    Set oContacts = _

    '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
    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