Explorer.FolderSwitch event (Outlook)

Occurs when the explorer goes to a new folder, either as a result of user action or through program code.


expression. FolderSwitch

expression A variable that represents an Explorer object.


This event is not available in Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript).


The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example displays the Inbox folder in "Messages" view whenever the user switches to the Inbox folder. The sample code must be placed in a class module, and the Initialize_handler routine must be called before the event procedure can be called by Microsoft Outlook.

Public WithEvents myOlExp As Outlook.Explorer 
Public Sub Initialize_handler() 
 Set myOlExp = Application.ActiveExplorer 
End Sub 
Private Sub myOlExp_FolderSwitch() 
 Select Case myOlExp.CurrentFolder.Name 
 Case "Inbox" 
 myOlExp.CurrentView = "Messages" 
 Case Else 
 End Select 
End Sub

See also

Explorer Object

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