How to: Check All Responses to a Meeting Request

Office 2013

This example shows how to check the status of each recipient’s response to a meeting request.

Programming Applications for Office Outlook 2007

The following code example is an excerpt from Programming Applications for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, from Microsoft Press (ISBN 9780735622494, copyright Microsoft Press 2007, all rights reserved).

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In the following code example, CheckAttendeeStatus enumerates the Recipients collection for the AppointmentItem object that represents a meeting request and examines the MeetingResponseStatus property of each Recipient object. Each Recipient object represents a recipient of the meeting request. The value of the MeetingResponseStatus property can be one of the following OlResponseStatus enumeration values:

If you use Visual Studio to test this code example, you must first add a reference to the Microsoft Outlook 15.0 Object Library component and specify the Outlook variable when you import the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook namespace. The using statement must not occur directly before the functions in the code example but must be added before the public Class declaration. The following line of code shows how to do the import and assignment in C#.

using Outlook = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;
private void CheckAttendeeStatus()
    Outlook.AppointmentItem appt = Application.Session.
        Items.Find("[Subject]='Sales Strategy FY2007'")
        as Outlook.AppointmentItem;
    if (appt != null)
        foreach (Outlook.Recipient recip in appt.Recipients)
            switch (recip.MeetingResponseStatus)
                case Outlook.OlResponseStatus.olResponseAccepted:
                    Debug.WriteLine("Accepted: " + recip.Name);
                case Outlook.OlResponseStatus.olResponseTentative:
                    Debug.WriteLine("Tentative: " + recip.Name);
                case Outlook.OlResponseStatus.olResponseDeclined:
                    Debug.WriteLine("Declined: " + recip.Name);
                case Outlook.OlResponseStatus.olResponseOrganized:
                    Debug.WriteLine("Organizer: " + recip.Name);
                case Outlook.OlResponseStatus.olResponseNone:
                    Debug.WriteLine("None: " + recip.Name);
                case Outlook.OlResponseStatus.olResponseNotResponded:
                    Debug.WriteLine("Not responded: " + recip.Name);

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