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Importing Outlook contacts into my custom software

Hi all,
I am working on a desktop software and using dot net( C# and its a
standalone software , its not a outlook pluggin). I have to import
Outlook 2003 contacts into my software. How would i go about it?
Are outlook 2003 contacts held in a file, which file is this?
Moreover, what is a PST file and what information is held in PST file?
I have never programmed Outlook 2003 so please enlighten me...Obliged.
Any help or comments will be highly appreciated.
Thanks.
-Erland
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Dec 3 '05 #1
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Is exporting the contacts from Outlook an option?
If so, you can export contacts to MS Access or Excel and use it just
like a database and import all contacts.

HTH.

Dec 3 '05 #2
Thanks for your message. However, i would like to automate the process.
I mean i want my software to import all Outlooko contacts by just
pressing a button. How is that possible?

Dec 3 '05 #3

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