MailMessage.Body Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the message body.

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

public string Body { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Body ()

/** @property */
public void set_Body (String value)

public function get Body () : String

public function set Body (value : String)

Property Value

A String value that contains the body text.

The ContentType of the Body content is "text/plain". Specify the encoding used for the body with the BodyEncoding property.

If the body content is available in alternative formats that provide richer presentation options for the recipients, you can specify alternate views for the body content by using the AlternateViews property. For example, an application might choose to send both the plain text body and an HTML version of the message body. E-mail readers that can display HTML can present the HTML version of the body to the recipient, while readers that cannot display HTML will display the plain text version of the message instead.

The following code example demonstrates setting the Body property.

public static void CreateTestMessage2(string server)
    string to = "";
    string from = "";
    MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
    message.Subject = "Using the new SMTP client.";
    message.Body = @"Using this new feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
    SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
    // Credentials are necessary if the server requires the client 
    // to authenticate before it will send e-mail on the client's behalf.
    client.UseDefaultCredentials = true;

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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