TaskItem.ShowCategoriesDialog Method (Outlook)

Office 2013 and later
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Displays the Show Categories dialog box, which allows you to select categories that correspond to the subject of the item.

expression .ShowCategoriesDialog

expression A variable that represents a TaskItem object.

The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example creates a new task item, displays the item on the screen, and opens up the Show Categories dialog box.

Sub TaskItem() 
 
 'Creates a task item to access ShowCategoriesDialog 
 
 Dim olmyTaskItem As Outlook.TaskItem 
 
 'Create task item 
 
 Set olmyTaskItem = Application.CreateItem(olTaskItem) 
 
 
 
 olmyTaskItem.Subject = "Sales Reports" 
 
 'Display the item 
 
 olmyTaskItem.Display 
 
 'Display the Show categories dialog 
 
 olmyTaskItem.ShowCategoriesDialog 
 
End Sub 
 

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