How to Auto Insert the List of Attendees into the Body When Sending a Meeting Invitation in Outlook

Sometimes, you may want to add the list of attendees into the body when sending a meeting invitation in Outlook. This post will teach you how to let Outlook to auto accomplish it by VBA.

When you send a meeting invitation, at times, for some reasons, like making it convenient for recipients to know the other attendees, you may desire to insert the list of attendees into the meeting body. In this case, with no doubts, inputting one by one manually is considerably troublesome. Therefore, why don’t you resort to Outlook VBA? By VBA, you can get it without breaking a sweat since Outlook can do it automatically. Now read on to learn the detailed steps and VBA codes.

Auto Insert the List of Attendees into the Body When Sending a Meeting Invitation

Auto Insert the List of Attendees into the Body When Sending a Meeting Invitation

  1. In the first place, start your Outlook program.
  2. Then switch to “Developer” tab and hit “Visual Basic” button. Or you can just press “Alt + F11” key buttons.
  3. Next you will get into the VBA editor interface successfully.
  4. Subsequently, you need to open the “ThisOutlookSession” project.
  5. Then copy and paste the following VBA codes into this project window.
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim objMeetingRequest As Outlook.MeetingItem
    Dim objMeeting As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim objRecipients As Outlook.Recipients
    Dim objRecipient As Outlook.recipient
    Dim strAttendeesList As String
    Dim strPrompt As String
    Dim nResponse As Integer

    If TypeOf Item Is MeetingItem Then
       Set objMeetingRequest = Item
       Set objMeeting = objMeetingRequest.GetAssociatedAppointment(True)
       Set objRecipients = objMeetingRequest.Recipients
 
       strPrompt = "Do you want to insert the list of attendees into the body of this meeting request?"
       nResponse = MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion, "Confirm Inserting Atteendee List")
 
       If nResponse = vbYes Then
          For Each objRecipient In objRecipients
              strAttendeesList = strAttendeesList & vbCrLf & objRecipient.Name & ":" & vbTab & objRecipient.Address
          Next
         'insert the list of attendees into the end of body
         objMeetingRequest.Body = objMeetingRequest.Body & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Below are the list of the attendees:" & vbCrLf & strAttendeesList
         objMeeting.Body = objMeeting.Body & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Below are the list of the attendees:" & vbCrLf & strAttendeesList
       End If
    End If
End Sub

VBA Codes - Auto Insert the List of Attendees into the Body When Sending a Meeting Invitation

  1. After that, you ought to sign this code.
  2. Later you can change your Outlook macro settings to only permit the signed macros.
  3. Finally you can have a try.
  • Firstly, compose a meeting invitation as usual.
  • Then click the “Send” button.
  • Subsequently, you will receive a prompt asking if you want to insert the list of attendees.Prompt asking if you want to insert the list of attendees
  • When you click “Yes”, the list of attendees will be added to the body and Outlook will start to send the meeting invitation.
  • After it sent out, you can open it. The list of attendees will be added like the following screenshot:List of Attendees Inserted into Meeting Invitation

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