Sending EMAIL from Visual Basic Code

Posted on 2004-03-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
  I want to send an email to the user directly form my vb form by pressing a button.

Secondly i am using a datagrid with adodc1 to retrieve some records from the patient table. However i want only to retrieve records for a sinlge patient by pressing a serach button and only a particular patient records should be displayed on the grid but currently i am getting all patients the records being retrieved from the table. I have used select query at design mode and all setting are made in the design mode. I have tried to put the adodc1 and datagrid code and the query behind the search button but then i get errors.

For example if i say

datagrid1.recordsource=adodc1  <--- it gives an error.

Anyone have any ideas
Question by:rockzZ101
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shendr8086 earned 20 total points
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For the email you will need to put a MAPI control on yur form or include a reference to Outlook and use the Outllook object. THe MSDN site can help you with this.
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here is a nice and simple tutorail on how to send email using VB.

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You can use this once you set a reference to Outlook in the IDE:

    Set olApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set olns = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set olMail = olApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
    olMail.To = Address
    olMail.Subject = Subject
    olMail.Body = Body
    Set olns = Nothing
    Set olMail = Nothing
    Set olApp = Nothing

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you can use JMail component. It's free and very easy to use.

Can be downloaded from

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rockzZ101: has recieved complte answer to 1st part of his question.

A split and with grade B or C seems proper.


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