New Outlook programming article on MSDN

Have you ever received an e-mail with a lot of attached picture files in Outlook?  To say the least, it is somewhat painful to double-click the little attachment icons in the message header one-by-one to view each picture.

With a little Outlook macro magic, you can easily build a nice little helper form with VBA and the Outlook Object Model to make this process far more manageable.  Full instructions are in this article on MSDN:

Office Developer Center: Viewing Multiple Picture Attachments in Outlook 2003:

Wed 4/27/2005 2:33 AM Paule

I am a extreme newbie to VBA. BUT I was tired of not being able to open multiple pictures in Outlook 2003 as I did in a prior version. When I googled to the MSDN site I was pleased to try to get the macro/script to work. I had no success. Again I Googled and found this Blog. WOW what a great site and help. It all works now plus I learned more about security digital signatures. Now my downloaded Acess templates from Microsoft work using this information. Thanks!!! 😉

Wed 4/27/2005 10:12 PM ClearYourSix

Even better, how would I go about simplifying the procedure so that upon click of the button, it automatically opens all files in the default viewer without pulling up the userform?

Thu 4/28/2005 3:32 PM Eric Legault

ClearYourSix: That wouldn’t be too hard to do. Most of the code to save the attachment files and send it to a viewer is already there, you just have to move it around so that it works without the form and when called from a custom command bar button or a macro.


Eric Legault

Full-stack product builder & consultant for Microsoft 365 & Graph. Microsoft MVP 2003 - 2019. Outlook add-in guru. Rocker. Video/audio engineer. Collects Thors.

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