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MailMessage.Body Property

Gets or sets the message body.

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

'Declaration
Public Property Body As String
	Get
	Set

Property Value

Type: System.String
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 Shared Sub CreateTestMessage2(ByVal server As String)
    Dim [to] As String = "jane@contoso.com"
    Dim [from] As String = "ben@contoso.com"
    Dim message As 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."
    Dim client As 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

    Try
        client.Send(message)
    Catch ex As Exception
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateTestMessage2(): {0}", ex.ToString())
    End Try
End Sub


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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