COM Help

Dale Strickland-Clak dale at
Fri Feb 20 14:03:58 CET 2004

Lindstrom Greg - glinds pushed the bounds of literature with:

> I have been working with the Windows MAPI material trying to
> understand what is going on.  There appears to be a lot of code out
> there showing how things work (kind of)  but very little documentation
> on *why* things happen.  After some searching and reading on google
> (google *is* my friend) I have run makepy and generated the files for
> Outlook.  My question is can I use the com browser to tell me what is
> happening when I  issue: 
> outlook = Dispatch("Outlook.Application.9")
> and why do I have the ".9" on the end of the app string?  Then what is
> this? 
> namespace = self.outlook.GetNamespace("MAPI")

The .9 is the version of the object model. "Outlook.Application" is 
adequate unless you particularly want an older version. By default, you 
get the latest, I think.

I can't pretend to understand the intricacies of MAPI but manage to get 
by with the MS documentation - of which there is an abundance. Try 
looking on

If you want a copy of a little Python program I have which calls Outlook 
to get contact details, let me know.

Dale Strickland-Clark
Riverhall Systems Ltd,

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