Microsoft KB Archive/248082
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You use the Microsoft Outlook object model to create a new item based on a custom form, but the item that is created uses a standard Outlook form.
Either of the following can cause this problem:
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To programmatically create a new item based on a custom form, you must use the Items.Add method, and specify the message class of the form to be used.
Set <item> = <folder>.Items.Add("IPM.<FormClass>.<FormName>")
Set MyItem = MyFolder.Items.Add("IPM.Contact.MyForm")
This behavior is by design.
You can assign a custom form as the default form for an Outlook folder, and if you use the Outlook user interface to create a new item, the item will use the custom form. However, if you programmatically create a new item using the Outlook object model, you must use the Items.Add method and explicitly specify the form's message class. If you do not specify a message class, Outlook will use the standard form associated with that type of folder.
Item Type Message Class -------------------------------- Mail Items IPM.Note Post Items IPM.Post Task Items IPM.Task Appointment Items IPM.Appointment Contact Items IPM.Contact Journal Items IPM.Activity
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Additional query words: OutSol OutSol2000
Last Reviewed: December 10, 1999