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IPersistMessage : IUnknown

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Enables form viewers to handle the storage of a form and to transition between the various states.

Header file:


Exposed by:

Persist message objects

Implemented by:

Form objects

Called by:

Form viewers

Interface identifier:


Pointer type:



Returns a MAPIERROR structure that contains information about the previous error in the form object.


Returns an identifier that represents the form server that can manage the form.


Checks the form for changes that were made since the last save.


Initializes a new message.


Loads the form for a specified message.


Saves a revised form back to the message from which it was loaded or created.


Notifies the form that a save operation has been completed.


Causes the form to release its current message.

All forms are required to implement the IPersistMessage interface.

IPersistMessage works similarly to the OLE IPersistStorage interface. For more information, see the IPersistStorage methods.

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