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MailMessage.SubjectEncoding Property

Gets or sets the encoding used for the subject content for this e-mail message.

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

public Encoding SubjectEncoding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
An Encoding that was used to encode the Subject property.

If a mail agent has difficulty with a SubjectEncoding of Unicode, use UTF8.

The following code example demonstrates setting the SubjectEncoding property.

MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
message.Body = "This is a test e-mail message sent by an application. ";
// Include some non-ASCII characters in body and subject.
string someArrows = new string(new char[] {'\u2190', '\u2191', '\u2192', '\u2193'});
message.Body += Environment.NewLine + someArrows;
message.BodyEncoding =  System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
message.Subject = "test message 1" + someArrows;
message.SubjectEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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