MailAddress Constructor (String, String, Encoding)

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

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

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

public MailAddress (
	string address,
	string displayName,
	Encoding displayNameEncoding
public MailAddress (
	String address, 
	String displayName, 
	Encoding displayNameEncoding
public function MailAddress (
	address : String, 
	displayName : String, 
	displayNameEncoding : Encoding



A String that contains an e-mail address.


A String that contains the display name associated with address.


The Encoding that defines the character set used for displayName.

Exception typeCondition


address is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


displayName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


address is String.Empty ("").


displayName is String.Empty ("").


address is not in a recognized format.


address contains non-ASCII characters.

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

If address contains a display name, and displayName is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) 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 of an e-mail message.

// Create a mailing address that includes a UTF8 character
// in the display name.
MailAddress from = new MailAddress("", 
   "Jane " + (char)0xD8+ " Clayton", 

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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