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Record Specific Email Activation

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I know about the SendObject command but I think my question is a bit
different.

I have TableA that includes FName, LName, etc... and EMail.
Generally, data is entered / changed via FormA

I want a buton on each form that, when clicked, activates the email
client AND automatically places the email addy for that person in the
"to" field. I do have a button on each record specific form that
activates the email client but it is the record specific email addy
that I can't figure out.

Thanks
Nov 12 '05 #1
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news:d5*************************@posting.google.co m...
I know about the SendObject command but I think my question is a bit
different.

I have TableA that includes FName, LName, etc... and EMail.
Generally, data is entered / changed via FormA

I want a buton on each form that, when clicked, activates the email
client AND automatically places the email addy for that person in the
"to" field. I do have a button on each record specific form that
activates the email client but it is the record specific email addy
that I can't figure out.

Thanks


Try the following method:

Two steps

First Step, create a new module and paste in the following into it:

'************ Code Start **********
'This code was originally written by Dev Ashish.
'It is not to be altered or distributed,
'except as part of an application.
'You are free to use it in any application,
'provided the copyright notice is left unchanged.
'
'Code Courtesy of
'Dev Ashish

Private Declare Function apiShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long, _
ByVal lpOperation As String, _
ByVal lpFile As String, _
ByVal lpParameters As String, _
ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
ByVal nShowCmd As Long) _
As Long

'***App Window Constants***
Public Const WIN_NORMAL = 1 'Open Normal
Public Const WIN_MAX = 2 'Open Maximized
Public Const WIN_MIN = 3 'Open Minimized

'***Error Codes***
Private Const ERROR_SUCCESS = 32&
Private Const ERROR_NO_ASSOC = 31&
Private Const ERROR_OUT_OF_MEM = 0&
Private Const ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND = 2&
Private Const ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND = 3&
Private Const ERROR_BAD_FORMAT = 11&

'***************Usage Examples***********************
'Open a folder: ?fHandleFile("C:\TEMP\",WIN_NORMAL)
'Call Email app: ?fHandleFile("mailto:da****@hotmail.com",WIN_NORMA L)
'Open URL: ?fHandleFile("http://home.att.net/~dashish",
WIN_NORMAL)
'Handle Unknown extensions (call Open With Dialog):
' ?fHandleFile("C:\TEMP\TestThis",Win_Normal)
'Start Access instance:
' ?fHandleFile("I:\mdbs\CodeNStuff.mdb", Win_NORMAL)
'************************************************* ***

Function fHandleFile(stFile As String, lShowHow As Long)

Dim lRet As Long
Dim varTaskID As Variant
Dim stRet As String

'First try ShellExecute
lRet = apiShellExecute(hWndAccessApp, vbNullString, _
stFile, vbNullString, vbNullString, lShowHow)

If lRet > ERROR_SUCCESS Then
stRet = vbNullString
lRet = -1
Else

Select Case lRet
Case ERROR_NO_ASSOC:
'Try the OpenWith dialog
varTaskID = Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL " _
& stFile, WIN_NORMAL)
lRet = (varTaskID <> 0)
Case ERROR_OUT_OF_MEM:
stRet = "Error: Out of Memory/Resources. Couldn't Execute!"
Case ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
stRet = "Error: File not found. Couldn't Execute!"
Case ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND:
stRet = "Error: Path not found. Couldn't Execute!"
Case ERROR_BAD_FORMAT:
stRet = "Error: Bad File Format. Couldn't Execute!"
Case Else:
End Select

End If

fHandleFile = lRet & _
IIf(stRet = "", vbNullString, ", " & stRet)

End Function
'************ Code End **********

Second Step.

Create a button on your form and paste the following into the buttons
"OnClick" procedure:
(NOTE: ensure to change "txtEmailAddress" to reflect your fields Name)

'************ Code Starts **********
' Used to open the e-mail editor, placing the contacts e-mail
' address within the "To" field.

Dim X

X = fHandleFile("mailto:" & Me!txtEmailAddress, WIN_NORMAL)

'************ Code End **********

HTH's

Cheers,

Dave
Nov 12 '05 #2

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