MailAddress.ToString Method

Returns a string representation of this instance.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the contents of this MailAddress.

The string returned by this method is not necessarily identical to the string specified when the instance was created. If the DisplayName property is not null and not equal to String.Empty (""), ToString returns a string composed using the following syntax:

DisplayName <User@Host>

If DisplayName is null or is equal to String.Empty, ToString returns the value of the Address property.

The following code example displays the destination of an e-mail message.


		public static void CreateTestMessage4(string server)
		{
			MailAddress from = new MailAddress("ben@contoso.com");
			MailAddress to = new MailAddress("Jane@contoso.com");
			MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
			message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
			message.Body = @"Using this feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
			SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
			Console.WriteLine("Sending an e-mail message to {0} by using SMTP host {1} port {2}.",
				 to.ToString(), client.Host, client.Port);

      try {
			  client.Send(message);
			}
			catch (Exception ex) {
			  Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateTestMessage4(): {0}", 
                    ex.ToString() );			  
		  }
		}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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