Last modified: August 16, 2013
Applies to: Outlook
Contains the entry ID of the contacts folder.
A Contacts Address Book is an Address Book that contains all the contact items in a Contacts folder that have either an email address or a fax number. Each entry in a Contacts Address Book is associated with either an email address or a fax number. Since a contact item can have up to three email addresses and three fax numbers, a contact item can be represented by up to six entries in the corresponding Contacts Address Book.
The purpose of a Contacts Address Book is to support users addressing email messages to contacts in a Contacts folder. The Contacts Address Book provider that Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft Outlook 2013 support is contab32.dll.
The CONTAB_ENTRYID structure supports a subset of the information that is present in the underlying MAPI Contact message. It identifies the Contact message that a particular Contacts Address Book entry is associated with.
The cbeid and abeid fields are only valid when the ulType field value is set to CONTAB_DISTLIST or CONTAB_USER. When the ulType field value is set to CONTAB_ROOT, CONTAB_SUBROOT, or CONTAB_CONTAINER, the DIR_ENTRYID structure should be used instead.