SelectNamesDialog Object (Outlook)

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 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.

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