VBScript events not firing on edit


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Guest

Hello,

I created a custom task form and assigned to a specific Public Folder. I am
finding that when I create a NEW task - all the vbscript events fire OK. eg.
item_close(), item_write(), item_open(), Item_CustomPropertyChange(ByVal
Name) etc.

However when I edit the task just created none of the events fire.

Can anyone offer any advice here.

Kind Regards

Juls
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

There are two major causes of code in an Outlook form not running -- 1) security settings in Outlook 2003 and 2) the broader form script security features introduced with the Outlook Email Security Update.

#1: Outlook 2003 includes a new setting -- turned off by default -- to allow forms in shared mailboxes to run script. You can change the setting by choosing Tools | Options | Other | Advanced Options and checking the box for Allow script in shared folders. See http://www.outlookcode.com/d/ol2003problems.htm#mailboxscript for more information on this setting and a comparable one (on by default for public folders).

#2: If the form runs code when you use Run This Form in design mode, but doesn't run code after you have sent or saved an item using the published form, you probably have done something to "one-off" the form. Outlook 2003, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2000 SP2 and Outlook 2000 or 98 with the Email Security Update will not run code on one-off forms; see http://www.outlookcode.com/d/secforms.htm for more information on this issue.

To ensure that a form does not one-off:

-- Make sure the "Send form definition with item" box on the (Properties) tab of the form is *not* checked. [1]

-- For in-house corporate use with Exchange Server, publish the form to the Organization Forms library or a public folder's forms library, as appropriate for your application.

-- For collaboration via the Internet, publish your form to your Personal Forms library. Save it as an .oft file and send it to other people who need to use it with instructions to publish it with the same form name that you used.

-- Set the Forward action on a custom form's (Actions) page to the published custom form.

Many other things can cause one-off forms. If the above steps don't work on a new item created with your form, see http://www.outlookcode.com/d/formpub.htm#oneoff for other possible causes.

[1] Whenever you publish a message form, Outlook will suggest that you may want to check the "Send form definition with item" box to ensure that the recipient will have the form, especially if you're sending to someone via the Internet. In the current Outlook security environment, this suggestion is obsolete. Ignore it unless your form has no code behind it.


--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Guest

Thanks - the issue was that I had programmatically used PossibleValues to
populate combo boxes. The KB http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=238765 was
referenced in the URL you mentioned
http://www.outlookcode.com/d/formpub.htm#oneoff.


Sue Mosher said:
There are two major causes of code in an Outlook form not running -- 1) security settings in Outlook 2003 and 2) the broader form script security features introduced with the Outlook Email Security Update.

#1: Outlook 2003 includes a new setting -- turned off by default -- to allow forms in shared mailboxes to run script. You can change the setting by choosing Tools | Options | Other | Advanced Options and checking the box for Allow script in shared folders. See http://www.outlookcode.com/d/ol2003problems.htm#mailboxscript for more information on this setting and a comparable one (on by default for public folders).

#2: If the form runs code when you use Run This Form in design mode, but doesn't run code after you have sent or saved an item using the published form, you probably have done something to "one-off" the form. Outlook 2003, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2000 SP2 and Outlook 2000 or 98 with the Email Security Update will not run code on one-off forms; see http://www.outlookcode.com/d/secforms.htm for more information on this issue.

To ensure that a form does not one-off:

-- Make sure the "Send form definition with item" box on the (Properties) tab of the form is *not* checked. [1]

-- For in-house corporate use with Exchange Server, publish the form to the Organization Forms library or a public folder's forms library, as appropriate for your application.

-- For collaboration via the Internet, publish your form to your Personal Forms library. Save it as an .oft file and send it to other people who need to use it with instructions to publish it with the same form name that you used.

-- Set the Forward action on a custom form's (Actions) page to the published custom form.

Many other things can cause one-off forms. If the above steps don't work on a new item created with your form, see http://www.outlookcode.com/d/formpub.htm#oneoff for other possible causes.

[1] Whenever you publish a message form, Outlook will suggest that you may want to check the "Send form definition with item" box to ensure that the recipient will have the form, especially if you're sending to someone via the Internet. In the current Outlook security environment, this suggestion is obsolete. Ignore it unless your form has no code behind it.


--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers


Juls said:
Hello,

I created a custom task form and assigned to a specific Public Folder. I am
finding that when I create a NEW task - all the vbscript events fire OK. eg.
item_close(), item_write(), item_open(), Item_CustomPropertyChange(ByVal
Name) etc.

However when I edit the task just created none of the events fire.

Can anyone offer any advice here.

Kind Regards

Juls
 

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