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PidTagAddressBookChooseDirectoryAutomatically Canonical Property

Last modified: June 25, 2012

Applies to: Outlook

Enables Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft Outlook 2013 to choose the most appropriate global address list (GAL) or contact folder for the current mailbox.

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Property type:



Address book

This property corresponds to the Choose automatically setting in the Address Book Options dialog. When this property exists in the IID_CAPONE_PROF profile section and is set to true, the Address Book dialog no longer defaults to the container specified by the SetDefaultDir method, but chooses an address book that Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013 considers appropriate for the context in which the dialog was displayed. Note that this may result in a poor experience for third-party address book providers.

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