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Creating an Outlook Message (MSG) File

To use Office Automation, Microsoft Outlook must be installed on the machine that the code runs on. A reference to Outlook.interop.dll is also required.

 // Creates a new Outlook Application instance
            Outlook.Application objOutlook = new Outlook.Application();

            // Creating a new Outlook message from the Outlook Application instance
            Outlook.MailItem msgInterop = (Outlook.MailItem)(objOutlook.CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olMailItem));

            // Set recipient information
            msgInterop.To = "";
            msgInterop.CC = "";

            // Set the message subject
            msgInterop.Subject = "Subject";

            // Set some HTML text in the HTML body
            msgInterop.HTMLBody = "<h3>HTML Heading 3</h3> <u>This is underlined text</u>";

            // Save the MSG file in local disk
            string strMsg = "TestInterop.msg";
            msgInterop.SaveAs(strMsg, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olMSG);


The samples below use Aspose.Email to create the Outlook MSG file. It's written in pure .NET and does not use COM Interop. Outlook installation is not required for creating the msg file this way.
 // Create an instance of the Aspose.Email.MailMessage class
            MailMessage msg = new MailMessage();

            // Set recipients information
            msg.To = "";
            msg.CC = "";

            // Set the subject
            msg.Subject = "Subject";

            // Set HTML body
            msg.HtmlBody = "<h3>HTML Heading 3</h3> <u>This is underlined text</u>";

            // Add an attachment
            msg.Attachments.Add(new Attachment("image.bmp"));

            // Save it in local disk
            string strMsg = "TestAspose.msg";
            msg.Save(strMsg, MessageFormat.Msg);


Last edited Jan 1, 2014 at 7:33 AM by asposemarketplace, version 2