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Open Default mail client in .NET

, 1 Jan 2004
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hi i wanted to write an application where i could open my browsers default mail client, i was unable to find any thing in .NET hence this code.. enjoy

Introduction


I was writing an emailing application in VB.NET when I came across a situation where I needed to load the default email client of the user's machine with all the email fields filled up.  I was not able to find a suitable solution for this on the Internet hence I thought why not write one.  It is easy to understand.  For comments please mail me at Melroy_Britto@Hotmail.com

 

Building The Message

public class OpenDefaultClient
Function openclient()
'string builder used for concatination
Dim MsgBuilder As New System.Text.StringBuilder
MsgBuilder.Append("<A href="mailto:melroy@testmail.com">mailto:melroy@testmail.com</A>")
MsgBuilder.Append("<A href="mailto:&cc=testcc@testcc.com,testcc1@testcc.com">&cc=testcc@testcc.com,testcc1@testcc.com</A>")
MsgBuilder.Append("<A href="mailto:&bcc=testcc@testbcc.com,testcc1@testbcc.com">&bcc=testcc@testbcc.com,testcc1@testbcc.com</A>")
MsgBuilder.Append("&subject=this is test subject")
MsgBuilder.Append("&body=this is test body")
MsgBuilder.Append("&Attach="c:\mailattach.txt")
'Debug.WriteLine(MsgBuilder.ToString)
ExecuteFile(MsgBuilder.ToString)
End Function 

Starting The Default Email Client

Private Function ExecuteFile(ByVal FileName As String) As Boolean
Dim myProcess As New Process
myProcess.StartInfo.FileName = FileName
myProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = True
myProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = False
myProcess.Start()
myProcess.Dispose()
End Function
End 

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Melu
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionWhy is this voted so low? PinmemberPak51422-Jan-09 4:54 
GeneralMy vote of 2 Pinmembermahi_198818-Dec-08 3:02 
GeneralHo to develop Same application in ASP.NEt [modified] PinmembermrMdpendable3-Jul-08 18:57 
GeneralNot working with ASP.Net and c# as code behind Pinmembershdeo18-Jul-07 2:22 
QuestionAttachment doesn't work for me PinmemberTiman Zhao28-Jun-07 22:34 
AnswerRe: Attachment doesn't work for me PinmemberTiman Zhao28-Jun-07 23:34 
GeneralLength restriction Pinmemberzespri1-Mar-06 18:22 
GeneralRe: Length restriction Pinmemberleggan22-Apr-08 6:27 
Question&body problem PinmemberRob 1234523-Feb-06 2:19 
AnswerRe: &body problem PinmemberRob 1234524-Feb-06 19:21 
GeneralRe: &body problem Pinmemberclu826-Nov-08 3:54 
GeneralAttachment PinmemberSrinivasan Raju1-Sep-05 3:12 
GeneralRe: Attachment PinmemberMDT Daniel19-Sep-06 22:04 
GeneralAttachment is working !!!!! PinsussMartin Wolff22-Feb-05 3:01 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! PinsussAnonymous6-Apr-05 5:28 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! PinsussAnonymous10-Jul-05 15:39 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! Pinmemberfferdinanvi22-Jul-05 15:24 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! PinmemberRohit Divas19-Sep-05 20:05 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! Pinmembersilkkeng26-Sep-05 15:46 
GeneralSimply the attachments cannot work! PinmemberJanko Mrkvicka19-Nov-04 4:17 
GeneralRe: Simply the attachments cannot work! Pinmembertej5107826-May-05 19:38 
Generalopen default mail client Pinmembermanojkumarsn11-Sep-04 0:23 
Generalattachment problem PinmemberKelraad12-Aug-04 5:32 

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