Drag and Drop message from Outlook Express or Outlook?

Posted on 2001-09-13
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I want drag and drop message with attachments! from Outlook Express in my application.
But in events OLEDragDrop i receive only text message (in one string variable From:, To:, Date:, Subject: and Body) and without attachments.

How to receive full message from DataObject?

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Target Control - TreeView.

I tested Drag and Drop one message from Outlook Express 6.0 and Outlook 2000.
And I receive different string variable.
For Outlook Express   From: NikName <email@.....>
For Outlook 2000 Only From

And if I drag and drop  message which contain HTML
i receive VB error  message 'Method 'GetData' of object 'IVBDataObject' failed'

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With outlook express:

Private Sub TreeView1_OLEDragDrop(Data As MSComctlLib.DataObject, Effect As Long, Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)

MsgBox Data.GetData(1)
End Sub

i got all text from: "from" to end of message.
I can't try with attachs since i haven't any msg with them.

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But my questions about attachments.

Drag and drop message from Outlook Express to Explorer ->
I receive in  Explorer *.eml file.
Drag and drop message from Outlook 2000 to Explorer ->
I receive in  Explorer *.msg file.

Its files have full information about message.
And it i can load with the help CDO and save in database.

Now i use
If Data.GetFormat(vbCFText) Then

But from iMsg I can not receive the all information, necessary to me (attachments!).

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Constant vbCFText = 1

I did a little trick to know which type of data is comming to treeview, could do you a try?

Drag you message to treeview and see debug/inmediate window:

Private Sub TreeView1_OLEDragDrop(Data As MSComctlLib.DataObject, Effect As Long, Button As Integer,
Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
dim idx as long
for idx=1 to 9      ' supported formats: 1,2,3,8,9,&HBF00
    debug.print i & ": " &Data.Getformat(idx)
next idx
debug.print  "Link: " &Data.Getformat(&HBF00)

End Sub
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What happens here is:
When you drag msg from Outlook Express to Explorer, you got and .eml file,right?
But.... if you open that file with a text editor, you will get only text!
The attachment is there but in text format encoded with base64 (i think) algorythm. If you want the attachment, you need to decode yourself or you will get nothing.

These are links to base64 tools:

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