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ics format

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I am working on trying to get a non-working program up and running. It was
developed by a 3rd party and there is no documentation.

One part of this program concerns sending calendar mails in "ics format". I
know nothing about this format other than what I can see in the code. It
appears to be a text format, consisting of "keys" and "values" (with a colon
separating the key from the value, and then a "\r\n" signalling the end of
one value and the start of the next key). Does that sound correct?

For example, a part of the content string is built up as follows:
this.icsfile_content.Append( "ORGANIZER:MAILTO:" );
this.icsfile_content.Append( activity.organizeremail );
this.icsfile_content.Append( "\r\n" );

At least that it what I can see in the code. The strange thing is that the
"\r\n" I can see in the code, comes out as a single 0x0a byte - why would
this be? Does .net do some sort of automatic conversion?

An ics related question: does anyone know what the consequences are if the
dynamic data inserted as values actually contains meaningful ics keys? For
example, what if the "organizeremail" string supplied above had value

Mar 30 '06 #1
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