Conversation.GetAlwaysAssignCategories Method (Outlook)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns a String that indicates the category or categories that are assigned to all new items that arrive in the conversation.

expression .GetAlwaysAssignCategories(Store)

expression A variable that represents a Conversation object.




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Specifies the store to which categories of items that belong to the conversation should be returned.

Return Value

A String that contains one or more categories that are assigned to items in the conversation.

Multiple categories are delimited by commas in the string of category names that this property returns. To convert the string of category names to an array of category names, use the Microsoft Visual Basic Split function.

If the store specified by the Store parameter represents a non-delivery store such as an archive .pst store, the method returns a string of categories that are applied to conversation items in the default delivery store.

If the SetAlwaysAssignCategories method has not been applied to a conversation, GetAlwaysAssignCategories returns Null (Nothing in Visual Basic).

To stop the action of always assigning categories, use the ClearAlwaysAssignCategories method. After the ClearAlwaysAssignCategories method has been called, GetAlwaysAssignCategories returns an empty string.