NewInspector and Inspector_Activate

Some emal properties cannot yet be changed in the Newinspector event. See how to handle that situation.

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The NewInspector event fires when a new item is being created. So, that seems to be the time to edit the item, e.g. add a text to the item's body.

But there're object properties that aren't available yet. For instance, if you edit the item's Subject in NewInspector you won't see the change. The solution is using the Inspector's Activate event instead.

(It wouldn't be Outlook if there were no exception: Taskitems can and must be edited in the NewInspector event, they don't fire the very first Activate event.)

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Private WithEvents m_Inspectors As Outlook.Inspectors
Private WithEvents m_Inspector As Outlook.Inspector

Private Sub Application_Startup()
  Set m_Inspectors = Application.Inspectors
End Sub

Private Sub m_Inspectors_NewInspector(ByVal Inspector As Outlook.Inspector)
  Set m_Inspector = Inspector
End Sub

Private Sub m_Inspector_Activate()
  m_Inspector.CurrentItem.Subject = "test"
  Set m_Inspector = Nothing
End Sub
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