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Library to import iCal files and create events in your Outlook calendar.
Note: This is a beta version - script breaking changes may occur at any time!
Prerequisite: OutlookEX UDF.

The following components and properties have been implemented (full or partial).

iCal PROPERTY       SECTION IN RFC 5545  OUTLOOK PROPERTY           COMMENT
------------------  -------------------  -------------------------  ---------------------------------------------
VEVENT:CATEGORIES   Section 3.8.1.2.     Categories
VEVENT:CLASS        Section 3.8.1.3.     Sensitivity                olNormal, olPrivate or olConfidentional. olPersonal not used.
VEVENT:DESCRIPTION  Section 3.8.1.5.     Body
VEVENT:LOCATION     Section 3.8.1.7.     Location
VEVENT:PRIORITY     Section 3.8.1.9.     Importance
VEVENT:SUMMARY      Section 3.8.1.12.    Subject
VEVENT:DTEND        Section 3.8.2.2.     End                        specifies the non-inclusive end of the event
VEVENT:DTSTART      Section 3.8.2.4.     Start
VEVENT:DURATION     Section 3.8.2.5.     End                        used to calculate the end property
VEVENT:TRANSP       Section 3.8.2.7.     BusyStatus
VALARM:TRIGGER      Section 3.8.6.3.     ReminderMinutesBeforeStart Only the minutes section of the duration is processed

The download contains 2 files: The UDF (iCal.au3) and an example script (iCal_VEventImport.au3).  The test iCal file (Test.ics) is created on the fly holding two events.
When you run the example script only one event gets written to your default calender for today. The second event is suppressed by the callback function.
Debugging is enabled, so you get a full listing on the SciTe console how the iCal file gets processed.

Format of the example iCalendar file:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:2.0                                     ; Ignored
METHOD:PUBLISH                                  ; Ignored
PRODID:-//iCal UDF//iCal Generator//DE          ; Ignored
BEGIN:VEVENT
CLASS:PRIVATE                               ; Sensitivity: Private
PRIORITY:3                                  ; Importance: High
CATEGORIES:TEST                             ; Categories: Test (needs to be modified to your liking)
CREATED:20190110T032002Z                        ; Ignored
LAST-MODIFIED:20190110T032002Z                  ; Ignored
DTSTAMP:20190110T032002Z                        ; Ignored
SUMMARY:HOLIDAY                             ; Subject
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190118                 ; Start date
DURATION:P2D                                ; Duration: 2 days. Is used to calculate the end date
URL:http://www.google.com                       ; Ignored
DESCRIPTION:All Holidays                    ; Body
TRANSP:OPAQUE                               ; BusyStatus: Busy
LOCATION:Room 123                           ; Location
UID:TEST_2019_5c36abd73c75e                     ; Ignored
BEGIN:VALARM
TRIGGER:PT30M                               ; Alarm: 30 minutes prior to the event
ACTION:DISPLAY                                  ; Ignored
DESCRIPTION:Reminder                            ; Ignored
END:VALARM
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

Links:
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5545

Threads: General Help & Support

 

Known Bugs: (last changed: 2019-01-22)

  • None
     

Things to come: (last changed: 2019-02-08)

  • None


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What's New in Version 0.2.0.0

Released

 

  • A callback function has been added. You can skip events (based on the Outlook item properties extracted from the ics-file and passed to the callback function) or cancel the import for all remaining events.
    This is a script breaking change as the parameter has been inserted before the $iDebug parameter.
  • Enhanced debugging:
    • Destination can be the Console or a file. Timestamp has been added.
    • The Outlook properties used to generate the event item can be logged as well
    • Creating the event item in Outlook can be suppressed. You get the full debug log and the function return value without modifying Outlook.
  • Enhanced error handling
  • Enhanced documentation
  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1



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