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This sample automatically creates another task item as soon as you flag the previous one as complete. Paste this first part of code into the module 'ThisOutlookSession'.
Private m_TaskList As MyTaskList Public Sub AddFirstTaskItem() m_TaskList.AddFirstTaskItem End Sub Private Sub Application_Startup() Set m_TaskList = New MyTaskList End Sub
Now click Insert -> Class Module. Press f4, and name the module 'MyTask'. Paste the following code into the module.
Public Subject As String Public ID As String Public NextID As String Public BeginDateOffset As Long Public DueDateOffset As Long
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Add another class module the same way, and name it 'MyTaskList'.
You can create your list of tasks in the first procedure (CreateTaskList). Each row is for one task item. The order is important, the first one comes first, then the secoond, etc. When you later flag the first task as completed, then the second one from this list will be created, and so on. In this simple example you only need to enter three values for each task:
In this sample: The first task begins on the same day when you create the task (offset 0), and it will be due two days later (offset 2). The second task begins on the same day when you mark the previous task as completed (offset 0), and it will be due on the very same day (offset 0). The third task will begin seven days after you've completed the second task, and it will be due the next day.
Use the procedure 'AddFirstTaskItem' in order to create the very first task item, which you can call, for instance, by pressing alt+f8. Calling this procedure ensures the task will be created with all the necessary information, so the entire mechanism will work properly. This first task item will be displayed so you can change it, while all the following tasks won't be displayed but saved directly.
Private WithEvents Explorer As Outlook.Explorer Private WithEvents Task As Outlook.TaskItem Private TaskList As VBA.Collection Private Sub CreateTaskList(List As VBA.Collection) List.Add Array("task 1", 0, 2) List.Add Array("task 2", 0, 0) List.Add Array("follow-up task 2", 7, 1) End Sub Public Sub AddFirstTaskItem() Dim Task As Outlook.TaskItem Set Task = AddTaskItem(TaskList(1), Date) Task.Display End Sub Private Function AddTaskItem(mt As MyTask, ByVal StartDate As Date) As Outlook.TaskItem Dim Task As Outlook.TaskItem Set Task = Application.CreateItem(olTaskItem) Task.Subject = mt.Subject Task.StartDate = DateAdd("d", mt.BeginDateOffset, StartDate) Task.DueDate = DateAdd("d", mt.DueDateOffset, Task.StartDate) Task.BillingInformation = mt.ID Set AddTaskItem = Task End Function Private Sub Class_Initialize() Dim List As New VBA.Collection Dim item As Variant Dim mt As MyTask Dim i As Long Set TaskList = New VBA.Collection CreateTaskList List For i = 1 To List.Count item = List(i) Set mt = New MyTask mt.ID = CStr(i) If i < List.Count Then mt.NextID = CStr(i + 1) End If mt.Subject = item(0) mt.BeginDateOffset = item(1) mt.DueDateOffset = item(2) TaskList.Add mt, CStr(i) Next Set Explorer = Application.ActiveExplorer End Sub Private Sub Task_PropertyChange(ByVal Name As String) If Name = "DateCompleted" Then If Task.PercentComplete = 100 And Task.DateCompleted <> "01.01.4501" Then Dim ID As String Dim mt As MyTask ID = Task.BillingInformation If Len(ID) Then On Error Resume Next Set mt = TaskList(ID) If Not mt Is Nothing Then If Len(mt.NextID) Then Set mt = TaskList(mt.NextID) If Not mt Is Nothing Then Dim NextTask As Outlook.TaskItem Set NextTask = AddTaskItem(mt, Task.DateCompleted) NextTask.Save End If End If End If End If End If End If End Sub Private Sub Explorer_SelectionChange() Dim Sel As Outlook.Selection If Explorer.CurrentFolder.DefaultItemType = olTaskItem Then Set Sel = Explorer.Selection If Sel.Count > 0 Then Set Task = Sel(1) End If End If End Sub
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