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Send Formated html in lotus?

I'd like to send a html code in lotus
I found the way to send my text but it's not interpreted as html, for example, if you execute

"mailto:?subject=My Test&body=<html><head><title>MyTitle</title> <meta http-equiv=" & Chr(34) & "Content-Type" & Chr(34) & " content=" & Chr(34) & "text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" & Chr(34) & "> <body bgcolor=" & Chr(34) & "#FFFFFF" & Chr(34) & "> <div align=" & Chr(34) & "center" & Chr(34) & "><b>size=" & Chr(34) & "7" & Chr(34) & ">HelloWorld</font></b></div></body></html>"

the code is in the body but as text not as htm
and it's seems that there's a limition in the number of characters (around 250)
Does anyome know a way to fix this problem? Many many thx
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
What version of Notes/Domino are you using?

If the text is in a form, mark that text and click on Text/Passthru HTML.
If the value is in a formula, enclose the whole lot in "[" and "]", Notes will pass the text through as HTML.
This method won't get your there !  Not in Lotus Notes, but not in any other messaging system ....  The 255 character limit is only 1 of the reasons (but a very important reason :-) )

You'll have to use a java or lotusscript agent to do it, one of the methods you can use is this (R6 only!)


Another method is to use the web task on the Domino server, to render the HTML mail and then use the document in the web.nsf database on the server to create a new memo :



Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
"mailto:?subject='My Test'&body='<html><head><title>MyTitle</title> <meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\"> <body bgcolor=\"FFFFFF\"> <div align=\"center\"><b>size=\"7\">HelloWorld</font></b></div></body></html>'"
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meciabAuthor Commented:
I use lotus 6.5
Sorry I let the " & chr(34) & " instead of " cause I use vb to send this
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meciabAuthor Commented:
How to use it?
I want to use it via visual basic, do you know a way?
With a bit of R&D you can EASILY do that. Do you expect readymade code?
In your VB project, create a function which uses Domino COM interface , such as :-

Function sendHTMLemail()

Dim session As Object
Dim db As Object
Dim doc As Object
Dim rtitem As Object
Dim msg As String
Dim email As String

Set session = CreateObject("Notes.Notessession")
Set db = session.GETDATABASE("", "")

doc.SendTo = "testing@testing.com"
doc.Subject = "Testing
doc.Form = "Memo"

Set rtitem = doc.CREATERICHTEXTITEM("Body")
Call rtitem.APPENDTEXT("<HTML>")  
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE(1)
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE("<HEAD>")
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE(1)
Call rtitem.APPENDTEXT("<TITLE>HTML Page</TITLE>")  
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE(1)
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE("</HEAD>")
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE(1)
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE("<BODY>")
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE(1)
Call rtitem.APPENDTEXT("Hello From HTML EMAIL")
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE(1)
Call rtitem.ADDNEWLINE("</BODY>")

Call doc.SEND(False)
Set session = Nothing

End Function
meciabAuthor Commented:
Your code send the mail directly, and th html code appear in text
I want to display an html in lotus "ready to send" (who allow to enter contact with lotus and do some modification if necessary)
You can combine the code in the examples with the COM interface coding , the biggest difference will be the session object, that has to be initialized as a Notes.notessession....

meciabAuthor Commented:
I found another way to display make it display in Lotus
but i can't find the way to display it as html, it's still displayed à text
(run send_click)

Option Explicit
'---------- API -----------
'pour faire passer au premier plan
Private Declare Function SetForegroundWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
'pour ouvrir la fenetre
Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nCmdShow As Long) As Long
'pour verifier si la Lotus est ouvert
Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Dim sSrvr As String 'the mail server for the current user
Dim MailDbName As String 'THe current users notes mail database name
Dim UserName As String 'The current users notes name

Dim retval As Variant   'Holds return value for functions handle

'---------------- fonction ouverture de session Notes -----------
Function CreateNotesSession() As Boolean
    Const notesclass$ = "NOTES"
    Const SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED = 3 'plein ecran
    Const SW_SHOWMMINIZED = 2 'reduire
    Const SW_SHOWWINDOW = 1 'fenetre
    Const SW_SHOW = 5
    Dim Lotus_Session As Object
    Dim rc&
    Dim lotusWindow&
    lotusWindow = FindWindow(notesclass, vbNullString)

    Set Lotus_Session = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")
    sSrvr = Lotus_Session.GetEnvironmentString("MailServer", True)
    MailDbName = Lotus_Session.GetEnvironmentString("MailFile", True)
    UserName = Lotus_Session.UserName
    'Ouverture de Lotus Notes
    retval = Shell("C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\notes.exe =h:\notes\notes.ini", vbMaximizedFocus)
    'verifier que Lotus est bien ouvert (recupere le handle)
    lotusWindow = FindWindow(notesclass, vbNullString)
    If lotusWindow <> 0 Then
        rc = ShowWindow(lotusWindow, SW_SHOW)
        rc = SetForegroundWindow(lotusWindow)
        CreateNotesSession = True
         CreateNotesSession = False
    End If
End Function

Sub CreateMailandAttachFileAdr(Optional IsSubject As String = "", Optional SendToAdr As String, Optional CCToAdr As String, Optional BCCToAdr As String = "", Optional Attach1 As String = "", Optional Attach2 As String = "", Optional body As String = "")
Const EMBED_ATTACHMENT As Integer = 1454
Const EMBED_OBJECT As Integer = 1453
Const EMBED_OBJECTLINK As Integer = 1452

Dim s As Object ' use back end classes to obtain mail database name
Dim db As Object '
Dim doc As Object ' front end document
Dim beDoc As Object ' back end document
Dim workspace As Object ' use front end classes to display to user
Dim bodypart As Object '
Dim bodyAtt As Object '
Dim lbsession As Boolean

lbsession = CreateNotesSession

If lbsession Then
    'cree la session Lotus Notes
    Set s = CreateObject("Notes.Notessession")
    'se connecte a sa database
    Set db = s.GetDatabase(sSrvr, MailDbName)
    If db.IsOpen = True Then
        'database deja ouvert
        Call db.Openmail
    End If
    'cree un document memo
    Set beDoc = db.CreateDocument
    beDoc.Form = "Memo"
    'construction du mail
    Set bodypart = beDoc.CreateRichTextItem("Body")
    'beDoc.From = "Moi" 'inutile
    beDoc.SendTo = SendToAdr
    beDoc.CopyTo = CCToAdr
    beDoc.BlindCopyTo = BCCToAdr
    beDoc.Subject = IsSubject
    'Remarque si destinataire multiple il suffie de mettre un tableau d'e-mail dans SendTo (CopyTo,BlindCopyTo)
    'exemple :
    'Dim recip(25) as variant
    'recip(0) = "emailaddress1"
    'recip(1) = "emailaddress2" e.t.c
    'beDoc.sendto = recip
    ' documents joint 1
    If Len(Attach1) > 0 Then
        If Len(Dir(Attach1)) > 0 Then
             Set bodyAtt = bodypart.EmbedObject(EMBED_ATTACHMENT, "", Attach1, Dir(Attach1))
        End If
    End If

    ' documents joint 2
    If Len(Attach2) > 0 Then
        If Len(Dir(Attach2)) > 0 Then
            Call bodyAtt.EmbedObject(EMBED_ATTACHMENT, "", Attach2, Dir(Attach2))
        End If
    End If
    'Affichage du mail dans Lotus Notes
    Set workspace = CreateObject("Notes.NotesUIWorkspace")
    Call workspace.EditDocument(True, beDoc).FieldSetText("Body", body)

    Set s = Nothing
    MsgBox "Lotus is close"
End If
End Sub
Private Sub Send_Click()
Dim html As String
html = "This <i>is</i> an <b>example</b><p>"
html = html + "<font color=purple>Wanna know where I work?</font><p>Click <a href=" & Chr(34) & "http://www.peopleware.be" & Chr(34) & ">here</a>"
    CreateMailandAttachFileAdr "Msujet", "Mto", "Mcc", "Mbcc", "c:\SNOVA.PLT", "c:\SNOVA2.PLT", html
End Sub

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