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AlternateView.CreateAlternateViewFromString Method (String, ContentType)

Creates a AlternateView to view an email message using the content specified in the string, and the specified ContentType.

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

public static AlternateView CreateAlternateViewFromString (
	string content,
	ContentType contentType
public static AlternateView CreateAlternateViewFromString (
	String content, 
	ContentType contentType
public static function CreateAlternateViewFromString (
	content : String, 
	contentType : ContentType
) : AlternateView
Not applicable.



A String that contains the content for this attachment.


A ContentType that describes the data in string.

Return Value

An AlternateView object that represents an alternate view of an email message.

Exception typeCondition


content is null.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0