automatically put event on outlook calendar v.web programming

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  1. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    so i have a website, and i want them to put in a date and time and be able to push a button and have it automatically put an event on someones outlook calendar.

    this is an internal website so it's known that they'll all have outlook and it also means i can use some trusted site features like maybe putting a file on their computer somewhere.

    so what would be the best way to go about doing this. i could generate an .ics file and e-mail it to them as an attachment but then they have to open the e-mail, attachment, and add it themselves and i would prefer it did this automatically.

    any thoughts?
     
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    generate the .ics file and link to it??
     
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    hmm, i guess that is faster than an e-mail. i can redirect them to the generated .ics file, but they still have to open it and then save the appointment. that's not terrible though.
     
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    Direct them to webcal://www.yourwebsite.com/youricsfile.ics

    Their browser will prompt them to open the file with whatever calendar program they have installed on their computer (it works similar to a mailto: link).
     
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    Yeah, was gonna say this is simple.
     
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    ya that sounds like what i am looking for, i'm gonna code it up today. thanks.
     

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