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PidTagBody Canonical Property

Last modified: January 16, 2009

Applies to: Office 2010 | Outlook 2010 | Visual Studio

Contains the message text.

Associated properties:




Data type:



General messaging

These properties are typically used only in an interpersonal message (IPM).

Message stores that support Rich Text Format (RTF) ignore any changes to white space in the message text. When PR_BODY is stored for the first time, the message store also generates and stores the PR_RTF_COMPRESSED (PidTagRtfCompressed) property, the RTF version of the message text. If the IMAPIProp::SaveChanges method is subsequently called and PR_BODY has been modified, the message store calls the RTFSync function to ensure synchronization with the RTF version. If only white space has been changed, the properties are left unchanged. This preserves any nontrivial RTF formatting when the message travels through non-RTF-aware clients and messaging systems.

The value for this property must be expressed in the code page of the operating system that MAPI is running on.

Protocol Specifications


Provides references to related Exchange Server protocol specifications.


Handles message and attachment objects.

Header Files


Provides data type definitions.


Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.

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