How can I make the value of my "mailaddress to" the value of a textbox?

Posted on 2009-05-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-07
This will not work. ( mail.To.Add = textEmailAdd.Text;)

What am I doing wrong?
MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
                mail.From = new MailAddress("");
                mail.To.Add = textEmailAdd.Text;
                mail.Subject = "Test E-Mail";
                mail.Body = html;
                mail.IsBodyHtml = true;
                SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient("");

Open in new window

Question by:devnewbee
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

MaxOvrdrv2 earned 500 total points
ID: 24375194
mail.To.Add(new MailAddress(textEmailAdd.Text) );
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Walter Ritzel
ID: 24375227
mail.To = textEmailAdd.Text;
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Jamie McAllister MVP
ID: 24375236
mail.To.Add = new MailAddress(textEmailAdd.Text);
Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31580992
Thanks so much.  I appreciate your help.

Author Comment

ID: 24375247
Thanks to everyone.
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 24375273
sorry wp and Jaime... but for future if anyone asks this, the Add option of the MailMessage object is a function... so you have to call it as such, and it takes a MailAddress var ...

LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Walter Ritzel
ID: 24375333
my mistake is think of on the deprecated System.We.Mail namespace.... I look into an old code of mine...

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Today I had a very interesting conundrum that had to get solved quickly. Needless to say, it wasn't resolved quickly because when we needed it we were very rushed, but as soon as the conference call was over and I took a step back I saw the correct …
A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question