NameSpace.CreateRecipient method (Outlook)

Creates a Recipient object.


expression. CreateRecipient( _RecipientName_ )

expression A variable that represents a NameSpace object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
RecipientName Required String The name of the recipient; it can be a string representing the display name, the alias, or the full SMTP email address of the recipient.

Return value

A Recipient object that represents the new recipient.


This method is most commonly used to create a Recipient object for use with the GetSharedDefaultFolder method, for example, to open a delegator's folder. It can also be used to verify a given name against an address book.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the GetSharedDefaultFolder method to resolve the Recipient object representing Dan Wilson, and then returns Dan's shared default Calendar folder. To run this example, replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid recipient name and make sure the calendar is shared and you have permissions to view the calendar.

Sub ResolveName() 
 Dim myNamespace As Outlook.NameSpace 
 Dim myRecipient As Outlook.Recipient 
 Dim CalendarFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Set myNamespace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") 
 Set myRecipient = myNamespace.CreateRecipient("Dan Wilson") 
 If myRecipient.Resolved Then 
 Call ShowCalendar(myNamespace, myRecipient) 
 End If 
End Sub 
Sub ShowCalendar(myNamespace, myRecipient) 
 Dim CalendarFolder As Folder 
 Set CalendarFolder = _ 
 myNamespace.GetSharedDefaultFolder _ 
 (myRecipient, olFolderCalendar) 
End Sub

See also

NameSpace Object

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