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MailAddress Constructor (String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the MailAddress class using the specified address and display name.

Namespace:  System.Net.Mail
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public MailAddress(
	string address,
	string displayName
)

Parameters

address
Type: System.String

A String that contains an e-mail address.

displayName
Type: System.String

A String that contains the display name associated with address. This parameter can be null.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

address is null.

ArgumentException

address is String.Empty ("").

FormatException

address is not in a recognized format.

-or-

address contains non-ASCII characters.

Leading and trailing white space in the display name is preserved.

If displayName contains non-ASCII characters, the iso-8859-1 character set is used for the displayName encoding. Encoding non-ASCII characters is discussed in RFC 1522, which is available at http://www.ietf.org.

If address contains a display name, and displayName is not null and is not equal to String.Empty, displayName overrides the value specified in address.

The following code example uses this constructor to create MailAddress instances for the sender and recipient of an e-mail message.

		public static void CreateBccTestMessage(string server)
		{
			MailAddress from = new MailAddress("ben@contoso.com", "Ben Miller");
			MailAddress to = new MailAddress("jane@contoso.com", "Jane Clayton");
			MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
			message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
			message.Body = @"Using this feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
			MailAddress bcc = new MailAddress("manager1@contoso.com");
			message.Bcc.Add(bcc);
			SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
			client.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
			Console.WriteLine("Sending an e-mail message to {0} and {1}.", 
			    to.DisplayName, message.Bcc.ToString());
      try {
        client.Send(message);
      }  
      catch (Exception ex) {
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateBccTestMessage(): {0}", 
                    ex.ToString() );
  	  }
  	}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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