Last modified: July 23, 2011

Applies to: Outlook

Sets the default sort order for a folder's contents table.

HRESULT SaveContentsSort(
  LPSSortOrderSet lpSortCriteria,
  ULONG ulFlags


[in] A pointer to an SSortOrderSet structure that contains the default sort order.


[in] A bitmask of flags that controls how the default sort order is set. The following flag can be set:


The default sort order set applies to the indicated folder and to all its subfolders.


The sort order was successfully saved.


The message store provider does not support saving a sort order for its folder contents tables.

The IMAPIFolder::SaveContentsSort method establishes a default sort order for a folder's contents table. That is, when a client calls the folder's IMAPIContainer::GetContentsTable method after the code calls SaveContentsSort, the rows in the returned contents table will appear in the order established by SaveContentsSort.

Not all message store providers support SaveContentsSort; it is acceptable for message store providers to return MAPI_E_NO_SUPPORT from the SaveContentsSort method.