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Setting Reminder\Alarms from any application

Have you ever wanted to have your application set a reminder\alarm in the user's mailfile (with pop-up and all)?

Well, here's a little function that'll do it for you. Just parse in the dateTime, the Pop-Up Text and Subject Text (for the calendar view), and all is done.

Sub createReminder( dateTime As notesDateTime, popUpStr As String, subjectStr As String )
	
	'// DECLARATIONS
	Dim sess As New NotesSession
	Dim userMailDb As New NotesDatabase( "", "" )
	Dim reminderDoc As NotesDocument
	Dim DTItem As NotesItem
	
	'// OPEN MAILFILE
	Call userMailDb.OpenMail
	
	'// CREATE DOCUMENT
	
	If userMailDb.IsOpen Then
		Print "Creating reminder..."
		Set reminderDoc = New NotesDocument( userMailDb )		
		
		With reminderDoc
			
			.Form = "Appointment"
			.ReplaceItemValue 	"$Alarm", 					1
			.ReplaceItemValue 	"$AlarmDescription", 		popUpStr
			.ReplaceItemValue 	"$AlarmMemoOptions", 	""
			.ReplaceItemValue 	"$AlarmOffset", 			0
			.ReplaceItemValue 	"$AlarmUnit", 				"M"
			
			.Subject 			= subjectStr
			.Alarms			= "1"
			
			.CalendarDateTime = dateTime.lsLocalTime
			.StartDate 		= dateTime.lsLocaltime
			.StartTime		= dateTime.lsLocaltime
			.StartDateTime	= dateTime.lsLocaltime
			
			.EndDate 		= dateTime.lsLocaltime
			.EndTime		= dateTime.lsLocaltime
			.EndDateTime	= dateTime.lsLocaltime
			
			.AppointmentType = 4
			
			.ComputeWithForm False, False
			.Save True, False
			
			.PutInFolder( "$Alarms" )
			
		End With
		Print "Creating reminder...Successful"			

	Else
		Print "Creating Reminder...Error - Cannot open user's MailFile."		
	End If
	
End Sub

This was first published in April 2002

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