Some Questions: Is this Vista only? Any Outlook integration?

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May 31, 2007 at 3:21 PM
Is this Vista only?
Any Outlook compatability?
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May 31, 2007 at 10:31 PM

bobchauvin wrote:
Is this Vista only?
Any Outlook compatability?


Yes, right now this is Vista only. The format is just XML so there's nothing fundamental that makes this incompatible with XP or 2K3, but this is really just a wrapper on top of COM APIs introduced in Vista. Longer term it might be a goal to make this work downlevel. The WAB APIs are useable on both XP and Vista, and on Vista work with the user's Contacts folder similar to this library.

No Outlook integration yet, not directly. The library supports serialization to and from vCard2.1 which Outlook understands, so if you can programmatically send them to Outlook using some API that should work. I intended to expose this so anyone can write an adapter to convert to and from their other address book of choice. Is there anything in particular you're trying to accomplish? There was a previous thread that suggested someone might be writing an Outlook adapter using this library...