MailMessage::Body Property


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Gets or sets the message body.

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

property String^ Body {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);

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.

static void CreateTestMessage2( String^ server )
   String^ to = L"";
   String^ from = L"";
   MailMessage^ message = gcnew MailMessage( from,to );
   message->Subject = L"Using the new SMTP client.";
   message->Body = L"Using this new feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
   SmtpClient^ client = gcnew 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;
   client->Send( message );

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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