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DistListItem Object

Office 2007
Represents a distribution list in a Contacts folder.


A distribution list can contain multiple recipients and is used to send messages to everyone in the list.

Use the CreateItem method to create a DistListItem object that represents a new distribution list.

Use Items(

index), where index is the index number of an item in a contacts folder or a value used to match the default property of an item in the folder, to return a single DistListItem object from a contacts folder (that is, a folder whose default item type is olContactItem).


The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example creates and displays a new distribution list.

Visual Basic for Applications
Set myItem = Application.CreateItem(olDistributionListItem)

The following Visual Basic for Applications example sets the current folder as the contacts folder and displays an existing distribution list named Project Team in the folder.

Visual Basic for Applications
Set myNamespace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myFolder = myNamespace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts)
Set myItem = myFolder.Items("Project Team")

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