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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Default [Resolved] [2005] Call Outlook in vb application

Anyone has some better code examples on how to open outlook from a vb application (I guess outlook.exe) and pass in an attachment? This is the code I have. Not sure if this is a good solution or not. Now I need to pass an attachment

Private Sub Email_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Email.Click

        Dim dblRetVal As Double
            dblRetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE", vbMaximizedFocus)
        Catch ex As Exception
            ErrorString = ex.ToString
            ConnectionError = True
            MsgBox("An error has been encountered trying to access Outlook " + vbCrLf + ErrorString)
        End Try
End Sub
Old February 12th, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Found that this will work once you have a file name (export of CrystalReportViwer itsself will not work):

Shell("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" + "/a" + "File Name")

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