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MailDefinition.BodyFileName Property

Gets or sets the name of the file that contains text for the body of the e-mail message.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string BodyFileName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the file that contains the message body text. The default is Empty.

The BodyFileName property specifies the location of the text file to use for the body of the e-mail message.

The CreateMailMessage(String, IDictionary, Control) method uses its owner parameter to map the BodyFileName property to a path on the server. If the owner parameter points to a control on an .aspx page or to the page itself, the BodyFileName property points to a text file in the same directory as the .aspx page. For example, if the .aspx page is located at C:\inetpub\wwwroot\default.aspx, the MailDefinition control looks for the text file in the directory C:\inetpub\wwwroot.

If the MailDefinition class is used in a user control contained in an .ascx file, the BodyFileName property points to a text file located in the same directory as the user control. For example, if the .aspx page is located at C:\inetpub\wwwroot\default.aspx and the user control is at C:\inetpub\wwwroot\controls\control.aspx, the MailDefinition object looks for the text file in the directory C:\inetpub\wwwroot\controls.

The following code example sets the BodyFileName property to the text entered in a TextBox control on a Web Forms page.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MailDefinition class.

md.BodyFileName = sourceMailFile.Text;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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