Commonly Used Objects

Last modified: June 25, 2012

Applies to: Outlook

Information about objects is documented in various sections of the Microsoft Outlook 2013 MAPI Reference. Because almost all MAPI objects expose a single MAPI interface, the approach is to treat objects and the interfaces that they expose as synonymous.

You can find information about objects and interfaces in the following sections.

  • MAPI Interfaces

    Describes the interfaces in the Outlook 2013 MAPI Reference. In this section you can, for example, locate information about how to implement and use a folder under its standard interface, IMAPIFolder.

  • MAPI Object and Interface Overview

    Introduces the Component Object Model as it relates to MAPI, describes the MAPI object hierarchy and containment model, maps objects to interfaces, and describes implementation responsibilities.

  • MAPI Property Overview

    Describes how objects manage and clients work with properties.

  • MAPI Tables

    Describes in detail how to implement and use a table object, and discusses the composition and purpose of the different types of tables.

  • MAPI Forms

    Describes the various objects for the implementation and use of forms.

  • MAPI Application Development

    Provides information about the following types of objects:

    • Forms

    • Messages

    • Attachments

    • Recipients

    • Status objects

    • Profile and message service objects

  • Developing a MAPI Client Application

    Describes how to use objects to implement a MAPI client application.

  • MAPI Service Providers

    Describes how to use support and progress objects and how to implement a status object and display table.

  • Developing a MAPI Address Book Provider

    Describes how to implement the address book logon and provider objects, address book containers, messaging users, distribution lists, and related tables.

  • Developing a MAPI Transport Provider

    Describes how to implement the transport logon and provider objects, status object, Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) object, and folders.

  • Developing a MAPI Message Store Provider

    Describes how to implement the message store logon and provider objects, message stores, folders, messages, attachments, recipients, and related tables.

  • Developing MAPI Form Servers

    Describes how to implement form objects.