"Microsoft Outlook 16.0 Object Library" - MAC - VBA

LATREILLE Arthur 20 Reputation points


I am on a Mac and cannot find "Microsoft Outlook 16.0 Object Library" in the VBA references.

Is it possible to access it on a Mac or is it exclusively for Windows computers?

Thanks in advance

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  1. Michael Taylor 38,026 Reputation points

    The library you mentioned is the COM library for accessing Outlook. In order to get anything to show up you'd have to have Outlook installed. From my understanding Outlook on Mac does not support the Office COM model so I'm going to presume you won't be able to do this on a Mac. But I could be wrong here.

    If you're trying to build an Office addin then also be aware that it currently only works for .NET Framework. So your project would need to be running on .NET Framework, not .NET Core/5/6/7.

    Finally, if you want to build an Office addin that works across platforms you might consider looking at the newer model defined here. While I haven't tried it myself, it doesn't require the Office COM library and should work in VS for Mac.

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  1. Faery Fu-MSFT 7,336 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @LATREILLE Arthur ,

    Refer to the answer of this thread: missing libraries in Excel for Mac

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