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VB6 Inserting Outlook Signature using vb6

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I use the following code to send an email
Public Sub SendEmail(iRecipient, iSubject As String, iAttach As String, iBody As String)
Dim myOlApp As Outlook.Application
Dim myItem As MailItem
Dim myAttachments As Attachments
Dim MyItemSize As Long
Dim sUserName As String
Dim oInsp As Outlook.Inspector

    Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set myItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
    Set myAttachments = myItem.Attachments
    Set oInsp = myItem.GetInspector
    myItem.Recipients.Add iRecipient
    myItem.Subject = iSubject
    myItem.Attachments.Add iAttach
    myItem.ReadReceiptRequested = True
'    myItem.Body = iBody
    myItem.Display
End Sub

This code displays the correct default signature. As soon as I uncomment the line 'myItem.Body = iBody' it deletes the signature and only shows the body text- Any Ideas

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Question by:Martin-Swannie
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by:rockiroads
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did u check what was passed into iBody? Could that text have the signature added in?
instead of commenting out, what if you passed in a empty string, does that still produce a signature?
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by:Martin-Swannie
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I will try passing an empty string and let u know
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Passing an empty string also deletes the signature
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can you check the contents of ibody? maybe that string contains the signature
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ibody only contains text which the user enters in a text box. Under the text I want to display the Default Outlook Signature. If I exclude the ibody then the Signature displays correctly. As soon as ibody is added it deletes the Signature and only displays the ibody text. i.e. it does not insert iBody it seems to overwrite the Signature
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So you have definitely inspected the text passed into iBody? (by the way, it should really read sBody as i refers to a numeric).

From what I gather, outlook automation does not include signature by default. Only way I knew how to add a signature when I used outlook auto is to open the signature file and add in the contents into iBody.
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I have solved the problem by not adding the line "myItem.Body = iBody" and replaced it with the following using sendkeys. It works perfectly and the default signature is displayed. The iBody string must have "," between the text which are converted to {enter}

Public Sub SendEmail(iRecipient, iSubject As String, iAttach As String, iBody As String)
Dim tStr As String
Dim myOlApp As Outlook.Application
Dim myItem As MailItem
Dim myAttachments As Attachments
Dim MyItemSize As Long
Dim sUserName As String
Dim oInsp As Outlook.Inspector

    Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set myItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
    Set myAttachments = myItem.Attachments
    Set oInsp = myItem.GetInspector
    If iRecipient <> "" Then
        myItem.Recipients.Add iRecipient
    End If
    myItem.Subject = iSubject
    If Right(iAttach, 1) <> "\" Then
        myItem.Attachments.Add iAttach
    End If
    myItem.ReadReceiptRequested = True
    myItem.Display
   
    Dim iTxt As String
    Dim iLeft As Integer
    tStr = iBody
    Do While True
        iLeft = InStr(1, tStr, ",", vbTextCompare)
        If iLeft > 0 Then
            iTxt = Left(tStr, iLeft - 1)
            SendKeys iTxt, True
            SendKeys "{enter}", True
            tStr = Right(tStr, Len(tStr) - iLeft)
        Else
            SendKeys tStr, True
            SendKeys "{enter}", True
            Exit Do
        End If
    Loop
End Sub
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