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cj
How can I get a button in VB to send the contents of a text box via
email in a manner similar to the "Send To\Mail Recipient" functionality
that you can select via right clicking a file in Windows Explorer?

I want the user to click a button and it lunch the users default email
client and put the contents of a multi line text box in the body of the
message and the contents of another text box in the title box and be
sitting there read for them to type the recipient's name and hit send.
I assume this is easily doable but I don't know where to begin.
Apr 25 '06 #1
15 8580
Here's an example:
http://www.ostrosoft.com/smtp_component/smtp_vbnet.asp

"cj" <cj@nospam.nosp am> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
How can I get a button in VB to send the contents of a text box via email in a
manner similar to the "Send To\Mail Recipient" functionality that you can
select via right clicking a file in Windows Explorer?

I want the user to click a button and it lunch the users default email client
and put the contents of a multi line text box in the body of the message and
the contents of another text box in the title box and be sitting there read
for them to type the recipient's name and hit send. I assume this is easily
doable but I don't know where to begin.

Apr 25 '06 #2
cj
That actually sends the email. That's impressive, but I just wanted to
launch the default email program, create a new message and fill in the
subject and add some text to the message body. Leave it for the person
to review, change and send.
Mike Lowery wrote:
Here's an example:
http://www.ostrosoft.com/smtp_component/smtp_vbnet.asp

"cj" <cj@nospam.nosp am> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
How can I get a button in VB to send the contents of a text box via email in a
manner similar to the "Send To\Mail Recipient" functionality that you can
select via right clicking a file in Windows Explorer?

I want the user to click a button and it lunch the users default email client
and put the contents of a multi line text box in the body of the message and
the contents of another text box in the title box and be sitting there read
for them to type the recipient's name and hit send. I assume this is easily
doable but I don't know where to begin.


Apr 25 '06 #3
CMM
AKAIK, the easiest way to do this is using the classic MAPI32 ActiveX
controls... yes it works with whatever e-mail is the default (both Outlook
and OE and any E-mail client that follows Windows Standards)... and you can
use it from .NET.

http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/MSMAPI32.CAB

Not sure if .NET 2.0 has the feature built-in.... but there should be no
shame in using COM components in .NET if there no .NET alternative....
Visual Studio IDE itself is a BIG *COM* application.

Example that I think does what you ask once you add a reference to
MSMAPI32.OCX:

MAPISession1.Do wnLoadMail = False
MAPISession1.Si gnOn
MAPISession1.Ne wSession = True

MAPIMessages1.S essionID = MAPISession1.Se ssionID

MAPIMessages1.C ompose
MAPIMessages1.R ecipAddress = "so*****@somewh ere.com"
MAPIMessages1.m sgSubject = "My subject"
MAPIMessages1.m sgNoteText = "bla bla bla"

'leave this out to keep the window open
MAPIMessages1.S end

MAPISession1.Si gnOff
MAPISession1.Ne wSession = False
--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"cj" <cj@nospam.nosp am> wrote in message
news:uN******** *****@TK2MSFTNG P03.phx.gbl...
That actually sends the email. That's impressive, but I just wanted to
launch the default email program, create a new message and fill in the
subject and add some text to the message body. Leave it for the person to
review, change and send.
Mike Lowery wrote:
Here's an example:
http://www.ostrosoft.com/smtp_component/smtp_vbnet.asp

"cj" <cj@nospam.nosp am> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
How can I get a button in VB to send the contents of a text box via
email in a manner similar to the "Send To\Mail Recipient" functionality
that you can select via right clicking a file in Windows Explorer?

I want the user to click a button and it lunch the users default email
client and put the contents of a multi line text box in the body of the
message and the contents of another text box in the title box and be
sitting there read for them to type the recipient's name and hit send. I
assume this is easily doable but I don't know where to begin.


Apr 26 '06 #4
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/2.aspx

Or probably just easier to use:

System.Diagnost ics.Process.Sta rt("mailto:" & txtEmail & "?Subject=" &
txtSubject" & "?Body=" & txtBody )

Apr 26 '06 #5
CMM
I don't think the "body" parameter of mailto: is standard... not sure if its
consistently implemented by all e-mail clients. I would hope in today's day
and age they all do.

P.S.
System.Web.Mail is deprecated in .NET 2.0. For 2.0 users, the link should
be:
http://www.systemnetmail.com/ But in any case, the OP wants to trigger the
default E-mail program not worry about SMTP servers and stuff like that.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Aziz" <az*****@google mail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ i40g2000cwc.goo glegroups.com.. .
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/2.aspx

Or probably just easier to use:

System.Diagnost ics.Process.Sta rt("mailto:" & txtEmail & "?Subject=" &
txtSubject" & "?Body=" & txtBody )

Apr 26 '06 #6
cj
Just got time to try the suggestions I got.

Aziz, this is a great way of launching the email client!

CMM, apparently body isn't standard in Mozilla Thunderbird anyway. I'll
have to try it under Outlook.

Really would like for it to handle both. Any other info anyone can
provide would be appreciated. I'm going to search the web for awhile
and see what I can come up with.
CMM wrote:
I don't think the "body" parameter of mailto: is standard... not sure if its
consistently implemented by all e-mail clients. I would hope in today's day
and age they all do.

P.S.
System.Web.Mail is deprecated in .NET 2.0. For 2.0 users, the link should
be:
http://www.systemnetmail.com/ But in any case, the OP wants to trigger the
default E-mail program not worry about SMTP servers and stuff like that.

Apr 28 '06 #7
cj
That didn't take long. I still need to try it in Outlook but in
Thunderbird change ?body to &body and it works!

cj wrote:
Just got time to try the suggestions I got.

Aziz, this is a great way of launching the email client!

CMM, apparently body isn't standard in Mozilla Thunderbird anyway. I'll
have to try it under Outlook.

Really would like for it to handle both. Any other info anyone can
provide would be appreciated. I'm going to search the web for awhile
and see what I can come up with.
CMM wrote:
I don't think the "body" parameter of mailto: is standard... not sure
if its consistently implemented by all e-mail clients. I would hope in
today's day and age they all do.

P.S.
System.Web.Mail is deprecated in .NET 2.0. For 2.0 users, the link
should be:
http://www.systemnetmail.com/ But in any case, the OP wants to trigger
the default E-mail program not worry about SMTP servers and stuff like
that.

Apr 28 '06 #8
cj
CMM, I have it sending a message but I can't get it to start a message
and leave it on the screen. The messages never show on the screen.

I also have been trying to figure out what the heck is going on with it
now as unlike "send to"/"mail recipient" this triggers Thunderbird to
tell me another application is trying to send mail from me.

I even had a problem to start with that my program launched internet
connection wizard to set up a new email account when I have two seperate
pop3 email accounts one in Thunderbird and one in Outlook which have
both been working for a year now. Thunderbird is default. I honestly
don't know why it disapeared but it did after I ran a program I
downloaded that was supposed to set different email programs as default.

CMM wrote:
AKAIK, the easiest way to do this is using the classic MAPI32 ActiveX
controls... yes it works with whatever e-mail is the default (both Outlook
and OE and any E-mail client that follows Windows Standards)... and you can
use it from .NET.

http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/MSMAPI32.CAB

Not sure if .NET 2.0 has the feature built-in.... but there should be no
shame in using COM components in .NET if there no .NET alternative....
Visual Studio IDE itself is a BIG *COM* application.

Example that I think does what you ask once you add a reference to
MSMAPI32.OCX:

MAPISession1.Do wnLoadMail = False
MAPISession1.Si gnOn
MAPISession1.Ne wSession = True

MAPIMessages1.S essionID = MAPISession1.Se ssionID

MAPIMessages1.C ompose
MAPIMessages1.R ecipAddress = "so*****@somewh ere.com"
MAPIMessages1.m sgSubject = "My subject"
MAPIMessages1.m sgNoteText = "bla bla bla"

'leave this out to keep the window open
MAPIMessages1.S end

MAPISession1.Si gnOff
MAPISession1.Ne wSession = False

May 2 '06 #9
CMM
MAPIMessages1.S end(True)
Should display the compose window.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"cj" <cj@nospam.nosp am> wrote in message
news:ej******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP03.phx.gbl...
CMM, I have it sending a message but I can't get it to start a message
and leave it on the screen. The messages never show on the screen.

I also have been trying to figure out what the heck is going on with it
now as unlike "send to"/"mail recipient" this triggers Thunderbird to tell
me another application is trying to send mail from me.

I even had a problem to start with that my program launched internet
connection wizard to set up a new email account when I have two seperate
pop3 email accounts one in Thunderbird and one in Outlook which have both
been working for a year now. Thunderbird is default. I honestly don't
know why it disapeared but it did after I ran a program I downloaded that
was supposed to set different email programs as default.

CMM wrote:
AKAIK, the easiest way to do this is using the classic MAPI32 ActiveX
controls... yes it works with whatever e-mail is the default (both
Outlook and OE and any E-mail client that follows Windows Standards)...
and you can use it from .NET.

http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/MSMAPI32.CAB

Not sure if .NET 2.0 has the feature built-in.... but there should be no
shame in using COM components in .NET if there no .NET alternative....
Visual Studio IDE itself is a BIG *COM* application.

Example that I think does what you ask once you add a reference to
MSMAPI32.OCX:

MAPISession1.Do wnLoadMail = False
MAPISession1.Si gnOn
MAPISession1.Ne wSession = True

MAPIMessages1.S essionID = MAPISession1.Se ssionID

MAPIMessages1.C ompose
MAPIMessages1.R ecipAddress = "so*****@somewh ere.com"
MAPIMessages1.m sgSubject = "My subject"
MAPIMessages1.m sgNoteText = "bla bla bla"

'leave this out to keep the window open
MAPIMessages1.S end

MAPISession1.Si gnOff
MAPISession1.Ne wSession = False


May 2 '06 #10

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