TableView.GetTable Method (Outlook)

Returns a Table object that represents all of the Microsoft Outlook items that are contained in a TableView object.

Version Added: Outlook 2010

expression .GetTable

expression A variable that represents a TableView object.

Return Value

A Table whose rows represent items in the current table view.

The GetTable method of the TableView object returns a table of items from one or more folders in the same store or spanning over multiple stores, in an aggregated view. For example, an aggregated view obtained by a search across all mail items by using Instant Search. This behavior differs from the GetTable method of the Folder object, which obtains a table object that contains items from the same folder.

The parent TableView object must be based on the current folder of the active explorer, as indicated by the CurrentFolder property of the active Explorer object. If the folder is not a current folder of a visible explorer, or if the view of that folder, which is indicated by the Folder.CurrentView property, is not a table view, Outlook returns an error.

The filter for the resultant table is set by the Filter property of the TableView object. If the Filter property of the TableView object is not empty, GetTable returns a Table object with rows that represent the filtered subset of items available in the view. If subsequently, the Table.Restrict method is called on the resultant table, applying the Restrict method is equivalent to a logical AND operation with the filter represented by TableView.Filter.

GetTable returns a Table with the default column set. GetTable does not return a Table that contains columns for each field in the ViewFields collection of the current view. For more information on the default column set of a table based on the folder type, see Default Properties Displayed in a Table Object. To modify the default column set, use the Add, Remove, or RemoveAll methods of the Columns collection object. Properties that you cannot add to a table as columns are listed in Unsupported Properties in a Table Object or Table Filter.

The order of rows in the resultant table is not guaranteed to be the same as the order of items in the current view on which GetTable is based. For example, GetTable does not return a table with a row that represents a group-by header in the view. To sort the rows in the table returned from GetTable, use the Sort method of the Table object.

The parent object of the Table object returned by GetTable is the TableView object. The parent object of the TableView object is the Views collection, and the parent object of the Views collection is the Folder object.

The following managed code is written in C#. To run a .NET Framework managed code sample that needs to call into a Component Object Model (COM), you must use an interop assembly that defines and maps managed interfaces to the COM objects in the object model type library. For Outlook, you can use Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft Outlook Primary Interop Assembly (PIA). Before you run managed code samples for Microsoft Outlook 2010, ensure that you have installed the Outlook 2010 PIA and have added a reference to the Microsoft Outlook 14.0 Object Library component in Visual Studio. You should use the following code in the ThisAddIn class of a Visual Studio Tools for Office add-in for Outlook, such that the Application object in the code is a trusted Outlook Application object provided by ThisAddIn.Globals. For more information about using the Outlook PIA to develop managed Outlook solutions, see the Outlook 2010 Primary Interop Assembly Reference on MSDN.

The following code example obtains a Table object from the current view of the Inbox folder. The code sample sets the current folder of the active explorer to the Inbox, and then checks that the current view of the Inbox is a table view. After assuring these two conditions, the code sample calls the TableView.GetTable method and displays each item represented by each row in the returned Table.

private void DemoViewGetTable() 
 // Obtain the Inbox folder. 
 Outlook.Folder inbox = 
 as Outlook.Folder; 
 // Set ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder to Inbox. 
 // Inbox must be the current folder 
 // for TableView.GetTable to work correctly. 
 Application.ActiveExplorer().CurrentFolder = inbox; 
 // Ensure that the current view is a table view. 
 if (inbox.CurrentView.ViewType == 
 Outlook.TableView view = 
 inbox.CurrentView as Outlook.TableView; 
 // No arguments are needed for View.GetTable. 
 Outlook.Table table = view.GetTable(); 
 Debug.WriteLine("View Count=" 
 + table.GetRowCount().ToString()); 
 while (!table.EndOfTable) 
 // First row in Table. 
 Outlook.Row nextRow = table.GetNextRow(); 
 + " Modified: " 
 + nextRow["LastModificationTime"]);