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System.Net.Mail.MailMessage:  Insert Body from File

Posted on 2009-02-14
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The body of my email is fairly complicated HTML.  instead of trying to code it all in the code behind file, I'd like to code it in an html file (possibly called BodyOfMessage.htm or BodyOfMessage.txt) and then read/insert the file in as the body of the email.

How do i do this?
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Question by:davidcahan
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That's pretty simple, you just open the HTML file as a string, and then replace the variables.

Dim emailFile As String = IO.File.ReadAllText(Server.MapPath("~/path-to-file/BodyOfMessage.htm"))
emailFile.Replace("[Variable]", variable)

EmailMsg.Body = emailFile
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by:davidcahan
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yea...knew it was gonna wind up being simple.  thanks
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actually...what is that part where you replace the variables?  what variables are you replacing
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In your HTML file, you could have something like this

<body>
<p>Dear [Fullname],</p>
<p>Thank you for ordering [productName].</p>
</body>

Then you would replace them like template fields.
emailFile.Replace("[FullName]", obj.FullName)
emailFile.Replace("[productName]", obj.ProductName)
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ahhh...ok. that's what i thought but i wasn't sure.  thanks again
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