Aleksey Nagoga.

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but it is the closest one I found in regards to my question. I have a web app that sends emails. In those emails along with some text the app sends an appointment information such as who, when, where, appointment duration etc ... I can create a vcs file (VCalendar format) that contains all this information, click on it and the appointment appears in the Outlook calendar. My question is, can the information from the vcs file be formatted as a URL, so I could just place the URL in the email instead of generating the vcs file on fly, placing it on the server and inserting the url to the file in the email.

Thanks.

Cliff notes: want to have all the vcalendar info in the actual url instead of in the vcs file.



Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating a URL (web link) that would create a calendar item

Misha Shneerson - MSFT

I know this is possible to achieve, but unfortunately not sure about the details.

I would assume that you need to have a web-browser add-in installed that can access Outlook and add this information to end-users calendars. This is a close of an advise I can give. I will also close this thread because it is just too old.






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating a URL (web link) that would create a calendar item

Sue Mosher - Outlook MVP

AFAIK, it's not possible make a URL that acts as an iCalendar item. Why not place the .vcs file itself on the server (or generate it on demand)



Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating a URL (web link) that would create a calendar item

Aleksey Nagoga.

Thank you, Misha, we ended up with the vcf file generated on fly solution, that I have described above since having add-in would complicate the distribution process, but it was good to double-check for a better solution anyway.



Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating a URL (web link) that would create a calendar item

John234234234

how do you generate a .vcf file on demand - I need to generate a downloadable vcard file on an ASP page.




Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating a URL (web link) that would create a calendar item

Sue Mosher - Outlook MVP

John, a quick MSN or Google search for "icalendar ASP" should turn up code sample, etc.