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MailMessage AlternateViews HTML Table Cell Colors?

Posted on 2011-03-15
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I've used MailMessage & AlternateViews for HTML before, but never with <Table> or <td> colors. The message arrives in table format, but no color.

I replaced the quotes with &quot; which may be the problem (trying to satisfy VS2008 red-squiggles).

stringbuilder.Append(";<table border=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot; 300&quot;  style=&quot; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10px&quot;  >" +
                                "<tr><td width=&quot; 80&quot;  align=&quot; right&quot; >&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>" +
                                "<tr><td width=&quot; 80&quot;  align=&quot; right&quot;  bgcolor=&quot; #6699FF&quot; >Count:</td>" +
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Question by:pointeman
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Rendering of the email would fall to the client which is displaying the message. You can control the structure of the mail, including what you intend its styling to be, but ultimately, it will be the email client which does or not display color. You'll have to test it.
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P.S.

Try using this instead:
stringbuilder.Append(";<table border=\"0\" width=\"300\" style=\"font-family: Arial; font-size: 10px\" >" +
    "<tr><td width=\"80\" align=\"right\" >&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>" +
    "<tr><td width=\"80\" align=\"right\" bgcolor=\"#6699FF\" >Count:</td>"

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by:Roman Gherman
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Hi,
Try:
stringbuilder.Append(
                ";<table border=\"0\" width=\"300\"  style=\"font-family: Arial; font-size: 10px\"  >" +
                "<tr><td width=\"80\"  align=\"right\">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>" +
                "<tr><td width=\"80\"  align=\"right\"  bgcolor=\"#6699FF\" >Count:</td>");

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by:pointeman
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Yea, the email client is certainly the judge. Been working with this code while waiting on EE, using style and single quote, it worked for someone else, we'll see........

stringbuilder.Append(";<table border='0' style='width:300px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 10px;'  >" +
                                "<tr><td style='width:80px; text-align:right; background-color: #6699FF;'>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>" +
                                "<tr><td style='text-align:right; background-color: #6699FF;' >Count:</td>" +
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