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How to: Determine the Parent Folder of Unsaved Items

Applies to

The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.

Project type

  • Application-level projects

Microsoft Office version

  • Outlook 2003

  • Outlook 2007

For more information, see Features Available by Application and Project Type.

This example determines the parent MAPIFolder of an unsaved contact item.

private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    Outlook.ContactItem contact =
         as Outlook.ContactItem;

    Outlook.MAPIFolder folder =
        contact.Parent as Outlook.MAPIFolder;


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