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Automating Outlook With Ruby: Address Books
From the <a href="http://rubyonwindows.blogspot.com">Ruby on Windows</a> blog...
require 'win32ole' outlook = WIN32OLE.new('Outlook.Application') mapi = outlook.GetNameSpace('MAPI') # Get list of available Address Lists mapi.Session.AddressLists.each do |list| puts list.Name end # Access an Address List: address_list = mapi.Session.AddressLists('Contacts') address_list = mapi.Session.AddressLists('Personal Address Book') address_list = mapi.Session.AddressLists('Global Address List') # Outlook security dialog will prompt to allow access to AddressEntries: address_entries = address_list.AddressEntries # Iterate over the AddressEntries collection: address_entries.each do |address_entry| if address_entry.Name =~ /Sinatra/ puts address_entry.Name, address_entry.Address end end # Search for an Address: address_entry = address_entries.Item("sinatra, frank") puts address_entry.Name puts address_entry.Address
Further details can be found <a href="http://rubyonwindows.blogspot.com/2007/08/automating-outlook-with-ruby-address.html">here</a>.