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Open Default mail client in .NET

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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
Web Developer
India India
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionWhy is this voted so low? PinmemberPak51422-Jan-09 3:54 
GeneralMy vote of 2 Pinmembermahi_198818-Dec-08 2:02 
GeneralHo to develop Same application in ASP.NEt [modified] PinmembermrMdpendable3-Jul-08 17:57 
Hi,
 
I have used Process Class to start a client machine's outlook new message with pre filled data.but i could not,it is not getting opened in client machine when i uploaded it to server,but it is working in my machine when i run it in my local machine.
 
Please suggest me how to use this process.start in a buton click of the asp.net
 
Here is the Code i used to run.
 
Process process = new Process();
process.StartInfo.FileName = "mailto:" + "accesscontrol@sample.com" + "?subject=" + "Access for Tower 1 and 2 entrance and common area and Kiosk" + "&cc=" + "sampleMailcc@sample.com" + "&body=" + "This is Sample body";
process.Start();
 
Thanks in Advance
Vijay
 
modified on Friday, July 4, 2008 12:09 AM

GeneralNot working with ASP.Net and c# as code behind Pinmembershdeo18-Jul-07 1:22 
QuestionAttachment doesn't work for me PinmemberTiman Zhao28-Jun-07 21:34 
AnswerRe: Attachment doesn't work for me PinmemberTiman Zhao28-Jun-07 22:34 
GeneralLength restriction Pinmemberzespri1-Mar-06 17:22 
GeneralRe: Length restriction Pinmemberleggan22-Apr-08 5:27 
Question&body problem PinmemberRob 1234523-Feb-06 1:19 
AnswerRe: &body problem PinmemberRob 1234524-Feb-06 18:21 
GeneralRe: &body problem Pinmemberclu826-Nov-08 2:54 
GeneralAttachment PinmemberSrinivasan Raju1-Sep-05 2:12 
GeneralRe: Attachment PinmemberMDT Daniel19-Sep-06 21:04 
GeneralAttachment is working !!!!! PinsussMartin Wolff22-Feb-05 2:01 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! PinsussAnonymous6-Apr-05 4:28 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! PinsussAnonymous10-Jul-05 14:39 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! Pinmemberfferdinanvi22-Jul-05 14:24 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! PinmemberRohit Divas19-Sep-05 19:05 
GeneralRe: Attachment is working !!!!! Pinmembersilkkeng26-Sep-05 14:46 
GeneralSimply the attachments cannot work! PinmemberJanko Mrkvicka19-Nov-04 3:17 
GeneralRe: Simply the attachments cannot work! Pinmembertej5107826-May-05 18:38 
Generalopen default mail client Pinmembermanojkumarsn10-Sep-04 23:23 
Generalattachment problem PinmemberKelraad12-Aug-04 4:32 

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