I had a simple request to add some canned text to the message body of a Outlook custom form when the form was first opened, so I did this in VBScript:
Sub Item_Open() ... Item.HTMLBody = "Blah blah blah" ... End Sub
Yet when I created a new item, the message body was empty! The same problem occurs with
Item.Body. After the usual bit of trial-and-error, I discovered that the text only appears if you use HTMLBody or Body on the RHS of a statement:
Dim strTest strTest = Item.HTMLBody Item.HTMLBody = "Blah blah blah"More concisely:
Item.HTMLBody = "Blah blah blah" & Item.HTMLBody
The text also appears if I display a message box after I add text to the message box.
It seems like the HTMLBody or Body field is not instantiated or refreshed unless it is used.