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Property Name

SUMMARY

Purpose

This property defines a short summary or subject for the calendar component.

Value Type

TEXT

Property Parameters

IANA, non-standard, alternate text representation, and language property parameters can be specified on this property.

Conformance

The property can be specified in "VEVENT", "VTODO", "VJOURNAL", or "VALARM" calendar components.

Description

This property is used in the "VEVENT", "VTODO", and "VJOURNAL" calendar components to capture a short, one-line summary about the activity or journal entry.

This property is used in the "VALARM" calendar component to capture the subject of an EMAIL category of alarm.

Format Definition

This property is defined by the following notation:

 summary    = "SUMMARY" summparam ":" text CRLF

 summparam  = *(
            ;
            ; The following are OPTIONAL,
            ; but MUST NOT occur more than once.
            ;
            (";" altrepparam) / (";" languageparam) /
            ;
            ; The following is OPTIONAL,
            ; and MAY occur more than once.
            ;
            (";" other-param)
            ;
            )

Example

The following is an example of this property

 SUMMARY:Department Party

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