_Application.CreateObject method

Creates an Automation object of the specified class.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll)

Object CreateObject(
	string ObjectName


Type: System.String

The class name of the object to create. For information about valid class names, see OLE Programmatic Identifiers.

Return value

Type: System.Object
An Object value that represents the new Automation object instance. If the application is already running, CreateObject will create a new instance.

This method is provided so that other applications can be automated from Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) 1.0, which did not include a CreateObject method. CreateObject has been included in VBScript version 2.0 and later. This method should not be used to automate Microsoft Outlook from VBScript.


The CreateObject methods commonly used in the example code within this Help file (available when you click "Example") are made available by Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). These examples do not use the same CreateObject method that is implemented as part of the object model in Outlook.