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I want to call a method(contains email text Body) from two different methods whose logical requirement is same but each method has different textual email body. How can I do that.
In the below code, when it is called by two different methods the only difference is in the email body

What I have tried:

This is the method that i want to call:
C#
private bool GenerateEmailOTP(int randomNumber, string emailId)
        {
            var MailUrl = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["MailUrl"];
            var senderEmail = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["SenderEmail"];

            var subject = "Verification Code from Broadspire SSP";

            var emailBody = @"Dear Claimant,
                                <br>
                                <br>
                                Thank you for contacting Broadspire. 
                                <br>
                                <br>
                                Please enter following code {0} to generate New Pin. 
                                <br>
                                <br>
                                Thank you,
                                <br>
                                Broadspire SSP Team.";
            var body = String.Format(emailBody, randomNumber);

            Email oEmail = new Email(Config.MailSettings_Smtp_From, emailId, subject, body);
            oEmail.Message.IsBodyHtml = true;
            oEmail.Send(false);

            return true;
        }
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Updated 20-Feb-18 23:40pm
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Dylvh 21-Feb-18 5:21am
   
Do you want the email body to be different when calling the method from two other different methods? Then, your method returns a Boolean but it will always return true. Don't you want to rather change from bool to void? Or is there a reason for it being bool?
Avinash Gupta 21-Feb-18 5:25am
   
Its an webApi so it has to be used for front end purpose
BillWoodruff 21-Feb-18 10:32am
   
Clarify this: "each method has different textual email body." Other than the content of a string, what other difference is there ?
RickZeeland 22-Feb-18 11:51am
   
If you downvoted my solution, could you tell me why ?

You could use an optional parameter, e.g.
private bool GenerateEmailOTP(int randomNumber, string emailId, bool body2 = false)
See: [Dotnetperls]
   
I'd store the different email bodies in the config file (probably web.config) and add a parameter to the GenerateEmailOTP method that lets the calling code specify which email body they want, and the method will retrieve the appropriate mail body based on what that parameter is.

private bool GenerateEmailOTP(int randomNumber, string emailId, string emailType)


The simplest way of doing this would be to store the different configs using a settings name like "newPinBody" and "someOtherBody" and the calling code will pass "newPin" or "someOther" as a parameter to the function, and the code will then use ConfigurationManager to read the appropriate body

string body = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings[emailType + "Body"]
   

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