Microsoft KB Archive/254714
Article ID: 254714
Article Last Modified on 3/4/2004
- Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q254714
The Sort method may sort a filtered appointments collection incorrectly when the first occurrence of a recurring AppointmentItem is also an Exception.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
- Begin with a clean calendar.
- On today's date, create four appointments: "Test1", "Test2", "Test3", and "Test4".
- On yesterday's date, create two daily recurring appointments: "TestR1" and "TestR2".
- Right-click the first occurrence of "TestR1", click Delete, click Delete this one, and then click OK.
- In Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, create a new standard EXE project, remove Form1, and then add a standard Module.
- Set a reference to "Microsoft Outlook Object Library."
- Paste the following code in the module code window and then execute it:
Sub Main() Dim oNS As NameSpace Dim myOLApp As Outlook.Application Dim myItems As Outlook.Items Dim oFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim oAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem Dim sStartDate As String Dim sEndDate As String Dim sRestrict As String Dim sCurrentApptInfo As String Set myOLApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application") Set oNS = myOLApp.GetNamespace("MAPI") sStartDate = "#" & Format(Date, "mm/dd/yyyy") & " 12:00 AM#" sEndDate = "#" & Format(DateAdd("d", 1, Date), "mm/dd/yyyy") & " 12:00 AM#" 'Today's appointments. sRestrict = "(([start]>='" & sStartDate & "')and ([start]<'" & sEndDate & "'))" '''' Put this condition if you need Spanning Appointments. sRestrict = sRestrict & " or (([start]<='" & sStartDate & "') and ([end]>='" & sStartDate & "'))" Set oFolder = oNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar) Set myItems = oFolder.Items myItems.Sort "[Start]", False myItems.IncludeRecurrences = True Set myItems = myItems.Restrict(sRestrict) myItems.Sort "[Start]", False 'Print the Appointment info. For Each oAppt In myItems sCurrentApptInfo = "Start: " & oAppt.Start & vbCrLf & _ "End: " & oAppt.End & vbCrLf & _ "All Day Event: " & oAppt.AllDayEvent & vbCrLf & _ "Is Recurring: " & oAppt.IsRecurring & vbCrLf & _ " - " & oAppt.Subject & " (" & oAppt.Location & ")" Debug.Print sCurrentApptInfo Next 'Cleanup. Set oAppt = Nothing Set myItems = Nothing Set oFolder = Nothing Set oNS = Nothing Set myOLApp = Nothing End Sub
The results are as follows:
- The "TestR1" recurring appointment sorts incorrectly.
- The "TestR2" recurring appointment sorts correctly.
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