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IMAPIFormFactory : IUnknown

Last modified: October 11, 2010

Applies to: Office 2010 | Outlook 2010 | Visual Studio

Supports the use of configurable run-time forms in distributed computing environments.

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Exposed by:

Form factory objects

Implemented by:

Form servers

Called by:

Form viewers

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Returns a class factory object for the form.


Returns a MAPIERROR structure that contains information about the previous error occurring to the form factory object.


Keeps an open form server in memory.

The IMAPIFormFactory interface is based on the IClassFactory interface, and objects that implement IMAPIFormFactory should also inherit from IClassFactory.

IMAPIFormFactory is the interface that form viewers use to create new form objects when a form server supports more than one message class (that is, more than one type of form object).