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DispositionTypeNames.Attachment Field

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

Specifies that the attachment is to be displayed as a file attached to the e-mail message.

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

public const string Attachment
public static final String Attachment
public const var Attachment : String

The following code example sets the disposition type for an attachment.

public static void CreateMessageWithAttachment4(string server, string to)
{
    // Specify the file to be attached and sent.
    // This example uses a file on a UNC share.
    string file = @"\\share3\c$\reports\data.xls";
    // Create a message and set up the recipients.
    MailMessage message = new MailMessage(
       "ReportMailer@contoso.com",
       to,
       "Quarterly data report",
       "See the attached spreadsheet.");

    // Create  the file attachment for this e-mail message.
    Attachment data = new Attachment("qtr3.xls", MediaTypeNames.Application.Octet);
    // Add time stamp information for the file.
    ContentDisposition disposition = data.ContentDisposition;
    disposition.CreationDate = System.IO.File.GetCreationTime(file);
    disposition.ModificationDate = System.IO.File.GetLastWriteTime(file);
    disposition.ReadDate = System.IO.File.GetLastAccessTime(file);
    disposition.DispositionType = DispositionTypeNames.Attachment;
    // Add the file attachment to this e-mail message.
    message.Attachments.Add(data);
    //Send the message.
    SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
    // Add credentials if the SMTP server requires them.
    client.Credentials = (ICredentialsByHost)CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
    client.Send(message);
    // Display the message headers.
    string[] keys = message.Headers.AllKeys;
    Console.WriteLine("Headers");
    foreach (string s in keys)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("{0}:", s);
        Console.WriteLine("    {0}", message.Headers[s]);
    }
    data.Dispose();
}

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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