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Basic Definition

Property Name
This property defines a short summary or subject for the calendar component.
Value Type
Property Parameters
Non-standard, alternate text representation and language property parameters can be specified on this property.
The property can be specified in "VEVENT", "VTODO", "VJOURNAL" or "VALARM" calendar components.


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

The 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

             (";" xparam)



The following is an example of this property:

  SUMMARY:Department Party