How to Quickly Jump to a Contact’s Birthday in Outlook Calendar

When checking a contact’s birthday, sometimes you may want to quickly jump to the date in calendar to check the schedule on that date. Now, this article will tell you how to get it in quick time.

To jump to a specific date in calendar, you can press “Ctrl + G” key shortcut. It will display the “Go To Date” small dialog box. In it, you can input the specific date, as shown in the following screenshot. Thus, if you want to jump to a contact’s birthday, by this means, you have to firstly write down its birthday and then launch “Go To Date” dialog. It is a bit tedious. Hence, here we will teach you another way, which is much more efficient and handier.Go To Date

Quickly Jump to a Contact’s Birthday in Calendar

  1. For a start, launch Outlook application.
  2. Then, go to VBA editor by referring to the article – “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
  3. Next, in VBA editor, copy the following VBA code to the “ThisOutlookSession” project.
'Create a Custom Context Menu Option of Contact
Sub Application_ItemContextMenuDisplay(ByVal CommandBar As Office.CommandBar, ByVal Selection As Selection)
    Dim objCommandBarButton As Office.CommandBarButton
 
    If Selection.Count = 1 Then
       Set objCommandBarButton = CommandBar.Controls.Add(msoControlButton)
 
       With objCommandBarButton
           .Style = msoButtonIconAndCaption
           .Caption = "Go To Birthday"
           .FaceId = 1795
           .OnAction = "Project1.ThisOutlookSession.GoToBirthday"
       End With
    End If
 
    Set objCommandBarButton = Nothing
End Sub

Sub GoToBirthday()
    Dim objSelectedContact As Outlook.ContactItem
    Dim dBirthday As Date
    Dim objCalendar As Outlook.Folder
    Dim objView As Outlook.View
    Dim objCalendarView As Outlook.CalendarView
 
    Set objSelectedContact = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
 
    If objSelectedContact.Birthday <> #1/1/4502# Then
       dBirthday = Month(objSelectedContact.Birthday) & "/" & Day(objSelectedContact.Birthday) & "/" & Year(Date)
 
       Set objCalendar = Outlook.Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
       Set Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = objCalendar
       Set objView = ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.Views.Item("Calendar")
       objView.Apply
 
       Set objCalendarView = Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentView
  
       'Change the Calendar View Settings to your liking
       With objCalendarView
           .CalendarViewMode = olCalendarViewDay
           .DayWeekFont.Name = "Comic Sans MS"
           .DayWeekFont.Size = 8
           .DayWeekTimeFont.Name = "Comic Sans MS"
           .DayWeekTimeFont.Size = 16
           .Save
           'Go to the Birthday
           .GoToDate dBirthday
       End With
    Else
       MsgBox "The contact has no birthday information!", vbExclamation + vbOKOnly
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Quickly Jump to a Contact's Birthday in Calendar

  1. After that, exit the VBA editor properly.
  2. Subsequently, select a contact and right click on it.
  3. Next, from the popup context menu, select the “Go To Birthday” option.Go To Birthday
  4. At once, Outlook will access the Calendar and go to the date of the contact’s birthday.Contact's Birthday in Calendar

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