Windows Address Book

New applications should not use this set of interfaces. These interfaces exist for backward compatibility with legacy applications. These interfaces will be unavailable in the future.


In Windows Vista, Windows Contacts replaces Windows Address Book (WAB). For more information about this new mechanism for storing and retrieving contact information, see Windows Contacts.


This section contains the reference for the WAB API, as well as several overview articles that describe some techniques for programming an address book.


The following overview topics discuss how to use the WAB.


The following topics are the references for the various functions, interfaces and methods, structures, and enumerated types that are exposed by WAB.