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Posted 18 Oct 2006

.NET vCard API for creating and parsing vCards

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This article discusses how to create and parse vCards using a .NET vCard API

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Here I will discuss a .NET vCard API for creating and parsing vCards. Basically, a vCard is an electronic business card that can store such elements as Name, Phones, Photo, Emails, etc. This article assumes that you already have a little knowledge about vCard. If not, then for detailed information about vCard see RFC 2426. There is nothing more to tell you. Just get started by launching the vCard viewer application. I have made a well-commented and clear example application that is available for download at the top of this article. I hope that you don't need any more. vCard code is part of the LumiSoft.Net library. The LumiSoft.Net.Mime.vCard namespace contains all vCard related classes. You can get latest here and join in discussions on the forum.


  • 18 October, 2006 -- Original version posted
  • 22 June, 2007 -- Article edited and moved to the main article base


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Questionunfortunately still buggy Pin
Stefan Kloss13-Apr-15 3:29
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GeneralMy vote of 2 Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
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GeneralThanks Pin
nexsoftware16-Apr-13 23:41
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QuestionCardDav Pin
qadirv14-Mar-12 6:50
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AnswerRe: CardDav Pin
Ivar Lumi14-Mar-12 19:42
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GeneralRe: CardDav Pin
qadirv14-Mar-12 23:00
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GeneralRe: CardDav Pin
Ivar Lumi14-Mar-12 23:11
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GeneralRe: CardDav Pin
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GeneralRe: CardDav Pin
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GeneralRe: CardDav Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
amirHarirbafan18-Nov-11 18:45
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QuestionWhat are the terms of use to your vcard library Pin
Gary Dryden11-Mar-11 6:20
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AnswerRe: What are the terms of use to your vcard library Pin
Ivar Lumi11-Mar-11 21:00
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Generalbug report Pin
pipiwei7-Jan-10 20:46
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GeneralRe: bug report Pin
Ivar Lumi7-Jan-10 21:20
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Questioncannot open vCards on mac? Pin
MarkoKovacic25-Nov-09 10:06
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AnswerRe: cannot open vCards on mac? Pin
Ivar Lumi25-Nov-09 19:34
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GeneralRe: cannot open vCards on mac? Pin
MarkoKovacic26-Nov-09 8:45
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Generalbug when parsing vcard like this Pin
andrey.shredder4-Jun-09 17:31
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GeneralRe: bug when parsing vcard like this Pin
Ivar Lumi4-Jun-09 20:20
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Generalgenerating vcard problems with special caracters Pin
Member 454059517-Oct-08 2:04
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GeneralRe: generating vcard problems with special caracters Pin
Ivar Lumi17-Oct-08 2:49
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Questionwhat's the license for this? Pin
Adam Hurwitz17-Apr-08 5:30
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AnswerRe: what's the license for this? Pin
Ivar Lumi17-Apr-08 5:50
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