Mailbox.item property (JavaScript API for Office)

apps for Office

Gets the message or calendar appointment that shows the app.

Last modified: March 04, 2015

Note Note

The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office host applications and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for Office".

Hosts:Outlook

App type: Mail

Available in requirement sets

Mailbox

Last changed in Mailbox

1.0

Applicable Outlook modes

Compose or read

See all support details

Office.context.mailbox.item;

A Message object or Appointment object representing the message or calendar appointment. The object returned depends on the type of the current selected item. If the current item is a message, the item property returns a Message object; if the current item is an appointment, the item property returns an Appointment object.

In this article, "Outlook" refers to Outlook for Windows, Outlook for Mac, Outlook RT, OWA for Devices (OWA for Android phones, OWA for iPad, OWA for iPhone), and Outlook Web App. "Outlook rich clients" refers to Outlook for Windows, Outlook for Mac and Outlook RT. At this point, Outlook for Mac supports JavaScript API for Office in only Outlook read mode, and can activate mail apps that reference office.js version 1.0 or 1.1 and use apps for Office schema version 1.0.

A checkmark (√) in the following table indicates that this property is supported in the corresponding Outlook host application. An empty cell indicates that the Outlook host application doesn't support this property.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running apps for Office.

Supported hosts, by platform

Office for Windows desktop

Office for Windows RT

Office Online
(in browser)

OWA for Devices

Office for Mac

Outlook

√ (Read mode only)

Available in requirement sets

Mailbox

Minimum permission level

ReadItem

App types

Mail

Library

Office.js

Namespace

Office

Version

Changes

1.0

Introduced

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