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Article ID: 170379

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

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When you place certain controls on a Microsoft Outlook 97 custom form, the controls may resize or move after you exit design mode.

When creating a custom form in design mode, you can insert various controls onto the form using the Control Toolbox. To access additional controls, use your right mouse button to click a blank area of the Toolbox and click Custom Controls from the context-sensitive menu. You can then select additional controls, such as the Calendar control, which is included with Microsoft Office 97.


You can work around this problem by using Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) code to set the size and position of the control on the form.


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If you find that a control you need to use resizes unexpectedly, first add the control to the form and set the various properties of the control as needed. Then, use VBScript code to set the position and size of the control. Typically, you should place the code in an Item_Open event procedure for the form so that it will run when the form is opened. The following VBScript code demonstrates setting the size of the Calendar control:

   Sub Item_Open
   ' MyPageName is the name of the form page where the control is
   Set Tab = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("MyPageName")
   ' Calendar1 is the name of the control
   Set Control = Tab.Controls("Calendar1")
   ' Set the control's left position
   Control.Left = 10
   ' Set the control's top position
   Control.Top = 10
   ' Set the height of the control
   Control.Height = 200
   ' Set the Width of the control
   Control.Width = 200
   End Sub


For more information about creating solutions with Microsoft Outlook 97, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

166368 OL97: How to Get Help Programming with Outlook

170783 OL97: Q&A: Questions about Customizing or Programming Outlook

Additional query words: OutSol OutSol97

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