Outlook 2016 is killing me with object.links

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jepp

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Hello.

I had to migrate my simple CRM code to Outlook 2016. Code was written in OL2010.
I my code, I am depending on linking contacts (in OL2016 I had to enable this function thru registry), and retrieving information from linked contacts.

But something changed in OL2016. In 2010 version, I could set object from links in current item

Sub getFromLinks(ByRef item As Object)
Dim tempObj As Object:
Set tempObj = item.Links(1) .Item
End Sub

When the tempObj is set in OL2010, the object's type is Object/ContactItem. But in 2016 it's Object/Recipient.
That means, that before I could read all UserProperties from tempObj, but now I cannot.
Can anyone help me understand what is happening?

What I can get from tempObj in OL2016, is EntryID. Which I thought, it will solve my problems. But when I try to use it with method GetItemFromID(EntryID), the contact cannot be found. Even with provided StoreID.

I need to be able to store link and retrieve that contact from that link in OL2016.
Please help me on this. Thanks in advance.

George.
 

jepp

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Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
Try Recipient.AddressEntry.GetContact
Omg Michael, you are the man. Thank you very much for this. This was driving me crazy for the last few hours.
Can you also explain this difference beatween versions of Outlook?
 
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