AppointmentItem.ShowCategoriesDialog Method (Outlook)

Office 2013 and later
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Displays the Show Categories dialog box, which allows you to select categories that correspond to the subject of the item.

expression .ShowCategoriesDialog

expression A variable that represents an AppointmentItem object.

The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example creates a new appointment item, displays the item on the screen, and opens up the Show Categories dialog box.

Sub Appointment() 
 
'Creates an appointment item to access ShowCategoriesDialog 
 
 Dim olApptItem As Outlook.AppointmentItem 
 
 'Create appointment item 
 
 Set olApptItem = Application.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem) 
 
 
 
 olApptItem.Body = "Please meet with me regarding these sales figures." 
 
 olApptItem.Recipients.Add ("Jeff Smith") 
 
 olApptItem.Subject = "Sales Reports" 
 
 'Display the item 
 
 olApptItem.Display 
 
 'Display the Show categories dialog 
 
 olApptItem.ShowCategoriesDialog 
 
 
 
End Sub
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