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.NET class to create and maintain vCard information

, 8 Apr 2003 CPOL
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.NET class to create and maintain vCard information
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In a previous article, .NET class to create and maintain vCalendar information, I created a class to export calendar information to a vCalendar file. I have now also created an class to export contact information to a vCard file format. Again, I have tried to stick with the specs, but also tried to adapt the class to the way MS Outlook understands this format.

I am having some problems including the code directly in the article, so here is a brief overview of the vCard class.


    Public Class vCard
        Public Class vEmails
        End Class

        Public Class vEmail
        End Class

        Public Class vURLs
        End Class

        Public Class vURL
        End Class

        Public Class vTelephones
        End Class

        Public Class vTelephone
        End Class

        Public Class vAddresss
        End Class

        Public Class vAddress
        End Class

        Public Enum vLocations
        End Enum

        Public Enum vAddressTypes
            PARCEL  'Parcel post'
            DOM     'Domestic'
            INT     'International'
        End Enum

        Public Enum vPhoneTypes
        End Enum
    End Class

Also see my article .NET class to create and maintain vCalendar information

vCard specs

Here are some links to for the vCard specs (thanks Tommi):


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberjgauffin1-Dec-10 2:25 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmvpDave Kreskowiak24-Feb-10 6:45 
GeneralAttachments PinmemberHrishit3-Aug-08 21:35 
GeneralLink vCard is not a link PinmemberSalam Y. ELIAS28-Nov-07 22:37 
GeneralProblem with adding to vEmails collection PinmemberErick Thompson29-Nov-04 21:00 
First off, thanks for the article!
I'm not a VB.NET programmer (I'm C#), so maybe the answer is obvious, but I copy and pasted your code, and I've run into a problem with adding a new email. The class compiles file, but when I attempt to add a new email with this code, it doesn't work.
dim c as vCard = new vCard()
dim em as vCard.vEmail = new vCard.vEmail(email.text)
The error comes back as a compiler error
Compilation Error
Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately.
Compiler Error Message: BC30469: Reference to a non-shared member requires an object reference.
I have no idea what this is talking about. I've tried to create the vEmails collection, but I get an error on that as well. Any thoughts?
GeneralRe: Problem with adding to vEmails collection PinmemberChris Becker30-Nov-04 7:16 
GeneralRe: Problem with adding to vEmails collection PinmemberErick Thompson30-Nov-04 8:32 
GeneralRe: Problem with adding to vEmails collection PinmemberChris Becker30-Nov-04 8:36 
QuestionCan't read a vCard? PinmemberAshaman27-Oct-04 3:18 
AnswerRe: Can't read a vCard? PinmemberChris Becker27-Oct-04 6:48 
GeneralSample of how to Use PinsussAnonymous9-Jul-04 6:42 
QuestionError in code? Pinmemberadrianhesketh4-Jun-04 4:37 
QuestionDrag/drop of a vCard? PinmemberSteven Nies1-Dec-03 2:12 
Questionhow to use questions. Pinmemberseanerk24-Sep-03 6:41 
QuestionHow do i use it Pinmembervbnetuk14-Apr-03 22:00 
AnswerRe: How do i use it PinmemberVladimir Pekulas31-Mar-05 8:56 

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