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MailAddress.DisplayName Property

Gets the display name composed from the display name and address information specified when this instance was created.

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

public string DisplayName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the display name; otherwise, String.Empty ("") if no display name information was specified when this instance was created.

Display names that contain non-ASCII characters are returned in human-readable form. Use the ToString method to get the encoded form of the DisplayName.

Some software programs that are used to read e-mail display the DisplayName property value instead of, or in addition to, the e-mail address.

The following code example displays the DisplayName for the 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: 4.6, 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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