Microsoft KB Archive/249155

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Article ID: 249155

Article Last Modified on 9/29/2003


  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

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In a custom solution, you implement the SyncStart, SyncStop, or Progress events for the SyncObject object, but the events do not fire when the code is run.


Events related to SyncObjects only fire if the synchronization is started programmatically. If the user initiates the synchronization using the Outlook user interface, the events do not fire.


This is a limitation of how Outlook implements the events.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


If you need to use these events when the user initiates the synchronization, replace the Outlook synchronization commands with your own custom menu commands that programmatically start the synchronization process.

IMPORTANT: In general, this will result in a somewhat complex solution and you will most likely lose some of the built-in Outlook functionality. In addition, the F9 key cannot be modified so users can still synchronize by pressing F9, bypassing your solution. In the end, this approach is not realistic in most cases.


For additional information about available resources and answersto commonly asked questions about Outlook solutions, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

146636 OL2000: Questions About Custom Forms and Outlook Solutions

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