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vCard Properties

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Properties

vCard defines the following property types: *FN, *N, NICKNAME, *PHOTO, *BDAY, *ADR, *LABEL, *TEL, *EMAIL, *MAILER, *TZ, *GEO, *TITLE, *ROLE, *LOGO, *AGENT, *ORG, CATEGORIES, *NOTE, PRODID, *REV, SORT-STRING, *SOUND, *URL, *UID, *VERSION, CLASS, *KEY


Name Description
N Name a structured representation of the name of the person, place or thing associated with the vCard object.
FN Formatted Name the formatted name string associated with the vCard object
PHOTO Photograph an image or photograph of the individual associated with the vCard
BDAY Birthday date of birth of the individual associated with the vCard
ADR Delivery Address a structured representation of the physical delivery address for the vCard object
LABEL Label Address addressing label for physical delivery to the person/object associated with the vCard
TEL Telephone the canonical number string for a telephone number for telephony communication with the vCard object
EMAIL Email the address for electronic mail communication with the vCard object
MAILER Email Program (Optional) Type of email program used
TZ Time Zone information related to the standard time zone of the vCard object
GEO Global Positioning The property specifies a latitude and longitude
TITLE Title specifies the job title, functional position or function of the individual associated with the vCard object within an organization (V. P. Research and Development)
ROLE Role or occupation the role, occupation, or business category of the vCard object within an organization (eg. Executive)
LOGO Logo an image or graphic of the logo of the organization that is associated with the individual to which the vCard belongs
AGENT Agent information about another person who will act on behalf of the vCard object. Typically this would be an area administrator, assistant, or secretary for the individual
ORG Organization Name or Organizational unit the name and optionally the unit(s) of the organization associated with the vCard object. This property is based on the X.520 Organization Name attribute and the X.520 Organization Unit attribute
NOTE Note specifies supplemental information or a comment that is associated with the vCard
REV Last Revision combination of the calendar date and time of day of the last update to the vCard object
SOUND Sound By default, if this property is not grouped with other properties it specifies the pronunciation of the Formatted Name property of the vCard object.
URL URL An URL is a representation of an Internet location that can be used to obtain real-time information about the vCard object
UID Unique Identifier specifies a value that represents a persistent, globally unique identifier associated with the object
VERSION Version Version of the vCard Specification
KEY Public Key the public encryption key associated with the vCard object

 

 

vCard Extensions

 

vCard supports private extensions, with a "X-" prefix, a number of which are in common usage.

Some of these include:

Extension Used As Data Semantic
extensions supported by multiple different programs
X-ABUID property string Apple Address Book UUID for that entry
X-ANNIVERSARY property YYYY-MM-DD arbitrary anniversary, in addition to BDAY = birthday
X-ASSISTANT property string assistant name (instead of Agent)
X-MANAGER property string manager name
X-SPOUSE property string spouse name
X-AIM property string Instant Messaging (IM) contact information; TYPE parameter as for TEL (I.e. WORK/HOME/OTHER)
X-ICQ property string "
X-JABBER property string "
X-MSN property string "
X-YAHOO property string "
X-SKYPE-USERNAME property string "
X-GADUGADU property string "
X-GROUPWISE property string "
X-MS-IMADDRESS property string " (IM address in VCF attachment from Outlook (right click Contact, Send Full Contact, Internet Format.)
X-MS-CARDPICTURE property string Works as PHOTO or LOGO. Contains an image of the Card in Outlook.
X-PHONETIC-FIRST-NAME, X-PHONETIC-LAST-NAME property string alternative spelling of name, used for Japanese names by Android and iPhone
introduced and used by Mozilla, also used by Evolution (software)
X-MOZILLA-HTML property TRUE/FALSE mail recipient wants HTML email
introduced and used by Evolution (software)
X-EVOLUTION-ANNIVERSARY property YYYY-MM-DD arbitrary anniversary, in addition to BDAY = birthday
X-EVOLUTION-ASSISTANT property string assistant name (instead of Agent)
X-EVOLUTION-BLOG-URL property string/URL blog URL
X-EVOLUTION-FILE-AS property string file under different name (in addition to N = name components and FN = full name
X-EVOLUTION-MANAGER property string manager name
X-EVOLUTION-SPOUSE property string spouse name
X-EVOLUTION-VIDEO-URL property string/URL video chat address
X-EVOLUTION-CALLBACK TEL TYPE parameter value - callback phone number
X-EVOLUTION-RADIO TEL TYPE parameter value - radio contact information
X-EVOLUTION-TELEX TEL TYPE parameter value - Telegraphy#Telex contact information
X-EVOLUTION-TTYTDD TEL TYPE parameter value - TTY TDD contact information

 

Source

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VCard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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