Edit a Folder View

See how to edit the view settings of a folder.

Last modified: 2009/11/18 | Accessed: 45.015  | #78
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With Category-Manager you can group your Outlook categories, share them with other users, filter a folder by category, automatically categorize new emails, and more. You can use the Addin even for IMAP.

You can comfortably switch the current view via View/Current View. But of course, you can do that also with VBA as this example demonstrates: For the current folder the view is switched to "Simple List". If the view doesn't exist for the current folder, nothing happens.

(The sample works for up to Outlook 2010.)

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Public Sub SwitchView()
  Dim Bars As Office.CommandBars
  Dim Popup As Office.CommandBarPopup
  Dim Btn As Office.CommandBarButton
  Dim ViewName As String

  ViewName = "Simple List"

  ViewName = LCase$(ViewName)
  Set Bars = Application.ActiveExplorer.CommandBars
  Set Popup = Bars.FindControl(, 30124)
  If Not Popup Is Nothing Then
    For Each Btn In Popup.Controls
      If LCase$(Btn.Caption) = ViewName Then
        Exit For
      End If
  End If
End Sub
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