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-With the Read page, users view and respond to information

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Subject: Chapter 13 Review please review the COM Add-in material arid suggest changes:

Figure 5.5 - The Outlook form consists of a Compose page and a Read page.


Forms also have a series of pages that you view by clicking their respective tabs. In addition to the default Message or General page, forms have five custom pages that you can add controls to. Forms also have pages such as the Properties and Actions pages that enable you to set properties for the form to define how it functions, as shown in Figure 5-6. The All Fields page allows you to view all fields and field values for the form. You can even update some of these properties, which is useful for testing.

Figure 5.6 - Pages of the Message form.

Controls are the components of a form that allows users to enter and view information. Controls are the means through which users interact with the form. You add controls to the form by dragging them from the Control Toolbox. (See Figure 5-7.)

Figure 5.7 - Controls and the Control Toolbox.


A form field defines how information in a control or in a folder is saved and displayed in messaging applications. In addition, the field is a physical storage location in the item where the specified data is saved. To specify that the information in a control is to be saved, you bind the control to a field. For example, as shown in Figure 5-8, the TextBox control is bound to the Name field so that the information in the control is saved to the field when an item is sent, saved, or posted. When the item is opened, the information is loaded from the field into the control.

Figure 5.8 - The TextBox control is bound to the Name field. Properties

Properties define the characteristics of form components. With Outlook, you can define properties for forms, controls, and fields. Figure 5-9 shows display properties that are set for the Name control. Control properties are accessed by right-clicking on the control or field and then selecting Properties. Form properties are modified in the Properties dialog box while in Design mode. Actions

Actions define how a form handles responses. You can modify existing actions or create new actions. For example, you can modify an action to specify that a custom form is opened when the user clicks the Reply button on a form. You can also create a new action that adds a custom response button to the form. As shown in Figure 5-10, new actions have been created for the Vacation Request form that allow users to respond to a Vacation Request item by clicking an Approve Vacation or Deny Vacation button on the form.

Figure 5.9 - Properties of the Name control.

pThis action sends a Vacation Approved reply to the requester.

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