How to: Enumerate Items in a Table View

Office 2013 and later

This example enumerates items in a table view by using the GetTable() method.

The following code example obtains a Table object from the current view of the Inbox folder. The code example sets the current folder of the active explorer to the Inbox, and then checks that the current view of the Inbox is a table view. If the current view is a table, the code example calls the GetTable() method and displays each item represented by each row in the returned Table.

If you use Visual Studio to test this code example, you must first add a reference to the Microsoft Outlook 15.0 Object Library component and specify the Outlook variable when you import the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook namespace. The using statement must not occur directly before the functions in the code example but must be added before the public Class declaration. The following line of code shows how to do the import and assignment in C#.

using Outlook = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;
private void DemoViewGetTable()
    // Obtain Inbox.
    Outlook.Folder inbox =
        as Outlook.Folder;
    // Set ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder to Inbox.
    // Inbox must be current folder
    // for View.GetTable to work correctly.
    Application.ActiveExplorer().CurrentFolder = inbox;
    // Ensure that current view is TableView.
    if (inbox.CurrentView.ViewType == 
        Outlook.TableView view = 
            inbox.CurrentView as Outlook.TableView;
        // No arguments needed for View.GetTable.
        Outlook.Table table = view.GetTable();
        Debug.WriteLine("View Count=" 
            + table.GetRowCount().ToString());
        while (!table.EndOfTable)
            // First row in Table.
            Outlook.Row nextRow = table.GetNextRow();
                + " Modified: "
                + nextRow["LastModificationTime"]);

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