Cdo & Mapi Programming with Visual Basic: Developing Mail and Messaging Applications

Cdo & Mapi Programming with Visual Basic: Developing Mail and Messaging Applications

by Dave Grundgeiger

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Cdo & Mapi Programming with Visual Basic: Developing Mail and Messaging Applications by Dave Grundgeiger

Computers and devices are more connected now than ever before. Why? Because the humans who use those computers need to collaborate. We need to share information, and we need to do it quickly, without regard to the physical distance that separates us. Corporate solution developers now more than ever have the opportunity and responsibility to enable people to communicate in ways never before possible.CDO and MAPI Programming with Visual Basic: Developing Mail and Messaging Applications dives deep into Microsoft's Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) and the Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI), then moves into succinct explanations of the types of useful messaging applications that can be written in Visual Basic.Microsoft has given the Visual Basic community Collaboration Data Objects (CDO)—a technology that goes far beyond simple email, fully into the realm of information workflow. CDO enables Visual Basic applications to exchange not only classic email, but in fact any information in a straightforward and easy way. The Internet—sometimes seen as a barrier by developers—is turned into an open pipe, ready to take your application's data around the world. Routing documents and building email list servers is just the beginning. Harness the power of worldwide communication in your everyday business applications.MAPI is the cornerstone of messaging on the Windows platforms, and profoundly influences the way you will write your collaboration applications. Understanding this technology lays the foundation for adding effective collaboration capabilities to your own applications.CDO and MAPI Programming with Visual Basic: Developing Mail and Messaging Applications fills a gap in an exciting and relatively young, yet popular, technology that lacks adequate documentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565926653
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.07(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Dave Grundgeiger is a senior software engineer at Esker Software . Dave's research interests include artificial intelligence, with particular interests in both natural language processing and robotics. He is especially interested in AI techniques that facilitate human-like interaction with computers. Dave has written for MSDN Magazine and C/C++ Users Journal and is the author of O'Reilly's Programming Visual Basic .NET and CDO & MAPI Programming with Visual Basic.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: MAPI

Chapter 3: Simple MAPI

Chapter 4: The MAPI ActiveX Controls

Chapter 5: Collaboration Data Objects

Chapter 6: An Email Client Application

Chapter 7: Enhancing the Email Client

Chapter 8: Calendar Folders

Chapter 9: Task Folders

Chapter 10: Contacts Folders

Chapter 11: Web Applications

Chapter 12: CDO for Windows 2000

Programming Internet Email Protocols

Programming the Outlook Object Model

The Outlook E-mail Security Update

Where Am I Running?

Resources for Messaging Developers

Obtaining the Sample Code

Colophon

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