MailAddress Constructor (String, String, Encoding)

Initializes a new instance of the MailAddress class using the specified address, display name, and encoding.

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

new : 
        address:string * 
        displayName:string * 
        displayNameEncoding:Encoding -> MailAddress

Parameters

address
Type: System.String

A String that contains an e-mail address.

displayName
Type: System.String

A String that contains the display name associated with address.

displayNameEncoding
Type: System.Text.Encoding

The Encoding that defines the character set used for displayName.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

address is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

-or-

displayName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

address is String.Empty ("").

-or-

displayName is String.Empty ("").

FormatException

address is not in a recognized format.

-or-

address contains non-ASCII characters.

Leading and trailing white space in the display name is preserved.

If address contains a display name, and displayName is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) and is not equal to String.Empty, displayName overrides the value specified in address.

The MailAddress method does not check if the displayName parameter is valid. This method removes surrounding quotes not displayed by the DisplayName property. Quotes will be added before transmission, except where ASCII or Unicode is specified in the displayNameEncoding parameter. The encoding specified in the displayNameEncoding parameter will be applied to the DisplayName property before transmission ASCII or Unicode is specified in the displayNameEncoding parameter. UTF8 is the default encoding if none is specified.

For more information on supported mail address formats, see MailAddress.

The following code example uses this constructor to create MailAddress instances for the sender of an e-mail message.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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