open calendar from address book

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
I am looking to see if it's possible to call a vba function within outlook to automatically open a calendar from an email address book into a new window showing just the email calendar.
I am creating a form with a drop-down list and when the user selects a value from the drop-down, it should open the calendar. I can pass the email address to open the calendar.

Thanks for your help.

Michael Bauer

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Not sure what you mean by an "email calendar". If that´s a shared calendar of another mailbox, you´d get it by calling Application.Session.GetSharedDefaultFolder. See the VBA help file for how to use pass user to that function.

When done, call Application.Explorers.Add and pass to it the folder returned by GetDefaultSharedFolder.
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