I need to open new Outlook Express email from my VB app.

Hi,

I need the code I can use to click on  a button to run a new email using Outlook Express with To: supplied by me, just like pressing <a>href="mailto:......</a> in html pages.

Thanks
AbuMariamAsked:
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christatedaviesCommented:
Stick this into the declarations of a module:

Public Declare Function ShellExecute Lib _
              "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
              (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
               ByVal lpOperation As String, _
               ByVal lpFile As String, _
               ByVal lpParameters As String, _
               ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
               ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
               
Public Const SW_SHOW = 1

and then on the button_click code:

ShellExecute hwnd, "open", "mailto:emailaddress@domain.com", &O0, &O0, 1




HTH, Chris
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fishageCommented:
If you are positive that the user will be using Outlook Express, using this as your button handler would work too...

'----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim obj, msg

Set obj = CreateObject("OutlookExpress.Application")
Set msg = obj.CreateItem(0)

msg.To = "no_reply@fakeaddress.com"
msg.Display
'----------------------------------------------------------------------

Chris has the better solution if you can't be positive, or if it is likely to ever change.
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AbuMariamAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, Chris code is working very well, for your code fishage, the problem is I cannot get the reference for OutlookExpress, I have only a reference for MicroSoftOutlook.

I need to put some details from the calling form in the body of the Mail, can it be done, I think the code of fishage will solve it if I had the reference to OutlookExpress

Thanks guys,  I do not know to whom should I give the points, please advice, I think chris was earlier, right?

AbuMariam
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AbuMariamAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, Chris code is working very well, for your code fishage, the problem is I cannot get the Project ---> References for OutlookExpress, I have only a reference for MicrosoftOutlook.

I need to put some details from the calling form in the body of the Mail, can it be done, I think the code of fishage will solve it if I had the reference to OutlookExpress

Thanks guys,  I do not know to whom should I give the points, please advice, I think chris was earlier?

AbuMariam
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christatedaviesCommented:
You can do:

mailto:email@domain&subject=my subject&body=body text

Regards, Chris
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christatedaviesCommented:
Sorry, just to make it clearer, your code would be:

ShellExecute hwnd, "open", "mailto:emailaddress@domain.com&subject=This is a test&body=Just a little test to see what we can do", &O0, &O0, 1

Chris
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AbuMariamAuthor Commented:
Thanks Chris,

But it is coming all in the (To:) field of the new mail, like this:

To: emailaddress@domain.com&subject=This is a test&body=Just a little test to see what we can do

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fishageCommented:
"Thanks guys,  I do not know to whom should I give the points, please advice, I think chris was earlier, right?"

Give the points to Chris.  I felt his answer was correct before I added my comment, i was just adding another way to do it... and it looks like I was wrong.  It appears that OutlookExpress can't be scripted the same way Outlook can.

Good luck with your application, it looks like you guys have it just about solved now.
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