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    open .VCS file with userdef. OL-form (2002 SP-3)

    Hi,
    I made outlook use a customized form for new appointments which works fine "inside" Outlook.
    But when I want to add an appointment bei opening a .VCS file (e.g. embedded in a website) Outlook does not use my custom form but it's own built-in form. How can I change that?

    B.T.W.: Do you suggest to install the Outlook 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 7, 2004, KB829346, as a precautionary step on all PCs in the company?

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    Re: open .VCS file with userdef. OL-form (2002 SP-

    When I check Windows Explorer's File Types dialog for a .VCS file, the open action has this command line:

    "C:PROGRA~1MICROS~3Office10OUTLOOK.EXE" /vcal "% 1" without the space between % and 1

    For comparison, here is the command line for a .MSG file:

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice10OUTLOOK.EXE" /f "% 1" without the space between % and 1

    I don't know whether it is possible to add a switch that instructs Outlook to use a particular form. You might check the Slipstick site to see if its coverage of command line or startup switches helps on this. (There might be a few other useful posts here on that issue.)

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    Outlook 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix May 7 '04

    The hotfix covers so many issues that it seems likely to affect at least one or two users. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> But as far as I can recall, I have never installed a "you must call support and ask for it" hotfix. From most of the past articles, it sounded as though they didn't recommend you install unless they were convinced you needed it to overcome a specific problem.

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    Re: open .VCS file with userdef. OL-form (2002 SP-

    Thanks for your hint. I checked for commandline switches and found a /c <messageclass> switch but it doesn't work in combination with the /vcal switch :-(

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