|Outlook Developer Reference|
Opens a shared item from a specified path or URL.
Version Added: Outlook 2007
expression An expression that returns a NameSpace object.
|Path||Required||String||The path or URL of the shared item to be opened.|
An Object representing the appropriate Outlook item for the shared item.
This method is used to open iCalendar appointment (.ics) files, vCard (.vcf) files, and Outlook message (.msg) files. The type of object returned by this method depends on the type of shared item opened, as described in the following table.
|Shared item type||Outlook item|
|iCalendar appointment (.ics) file||AppointmentItem|
|vCard (.vcf) file||ContactItem|
|Outlook message (.msg) file||Type corresponds to the type of the item that was saved as the .msg file|
|This method does not support iCalendar calendar (.ics) files. To open iCalendar calendar files, you can use the OpenSharedFolder method of the NameSpace object.|