PidTagFolderAssociatedContents Canonical Property

Last modified: July 23, 2011

Applies to: Outlook

Contains an embedded contents table object that provides information about the associated contents table.

Associated properties:




Data type:



MAPI container

The associated contents table represents a subfolder that does not appear in the standard contents table. It contains the folder's associated, or hidden, messages.

This property can be excluded in IMAPIProp::CopyTo operations or included in IMAPIProp::CopyProps operations. As a property of type PT_OBJECT, it cannot be successfully retrieved by the IMAPIProp::GetProps method; its contents should be accessed by the IMAPIProp::OpenProperty method, requesting the IID_IMAPITable interface identifier. Service providers must report it to the IMAPIProp::GetPropList method if it is set, but may optionally report it or not if it is not set.

To retrieve table contents, client applications should call the IMAPIContainer::GetContentsTable method. For more information on folder contents tables, see Contents Tables and Displaying a Folder Contents Table.

The PR_CONTAINER_CONTENTS (PidTagContainerContents), PR_CONTAINER_HIERARCHY (PidTagContainerHierarchy), and this property are similar in usage. Several MAPI properties provide access to tables:



PR_CONTAINER_CONTENTS (PidTagContainerContents)

Contents table

PR_CONTAINER_HIERARCHY (PidTagContainerHierarchy)

Hierarchy table


Associated contents table

PR_MESSAGE_ATTACHMENTS (PidTagMessageAttachments)

Attachment table

PR_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS (PidTagMessageRecipients)

Recipient table

Protocol Specifications


Provides references to related Exchange Server protocol specifications.


Handles the order and flow for data transfers between a client and server.


Converts between IETF RFC2445, RFC2446, and RFC2447, and appointment and meeting items.

Header Files


Provides data type definitions.


Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.