Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] Re: if rebol could interact with outlook?

From: bry:itnisk at: 19-Dec-2002 15:29

Robert Muench wrote
>Hi, IMO the possibility to start each other won't be that much
>but what would be nice is to access OL from Rebol. Using the DLL >interface of /Pro it would be possible to write a DLL that connects to >OL and can be used via a dialect... With this you could access the >folders of OL, import and export data etc. It might even be possible to >write a complete different front-end of OL
I don't know if I want to spend a lot of time with the DLL interface :) I sort of figured what I would do is all browse/protocols, although this might not always be the most beautiful way. In the earlier discussion of a reb: protocol it was detailed how using the asynchronous pluggable protocols one could call rebol and load in a particular script with such a protocol. Once such an asynch Protocol is running on a machine it can be called via the normal ways of calling a protocol, for example in a link. I was thinking it might be a cool project to make some simple outlook views that allowed one to pass info from outlook to rebol, I'm not going to make a gigantic application as the time constraints my job imposes won't let me but I thought I'd make some examples so that others who might not be knowledgeable in these fields could hopefully carry it on, thereby allowing me to reap the benefit of everyone's hard work ;). Figured I'd do this over the Christmas holidays. Also thought it might be cool to build some samples for interacting with various folders in Outlook, I figure to do this, instead of wrapping the dll I'd use the command line to call a wscript to tell me about what I had to work with and from there let rebol do the work. In that way the wscript would also be open for people to more easily see what was going on. So would there be interest in simple stuff like, tell rebol from outlook that your next calendar appointment in the outlook calendar is January 03, 2003? Just an example. Or open outlook to the calendar from rebol?