E-mail Mail.CC

Posted on 2011-09-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
HI, when i try to run my application i get "the parameter 'addresses' cannot be an empty string" I am pulling supervisor name and e-mail from a SQL database that inserts into a checkbox list. when selected it creates a label.

here is the code i am working with.

  Mail.Subject = "An Incedent has Been Reported"
            Mail.CC = New MailAddress (lblcbsuper.Text)
            Mail.From = New MailAddress("")
            Mail.Body =
            Mail.IsBodyHtml = True

Dim smtp As New SmtpClient("")


        Catch ex As Exception

        End Try

Question by:pai_01
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by:David L. Hansen
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When you debug and step through does the error occur on the "Mail.CC = New MailAddress (lblcbsuper.Text)?"

Author Comment

ID: 36504104
yes, it is also highlighted and says "Property 'CC' is read only

Accepted Solution

mjfagan earned 250 total points
ID: 36504274
Try using Mail.CC.Add(lblcbsuper.Text).  Unless you know you're always going to have a CC e-mail, I'd also do a check to make sure lblcbsuper.Text isn't an empty string before adding.
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ID: 36504396
i tried that and it didn't work correctly. it said that it sent but it only sent to be and not to the CC from the checkbox list. also when i added the .add there is a red line under it that says

" Error      5      Overload resolution failed because no accessible 'Add' accepts this number of arguments.      c:\users\steveg\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\Injury\Injury\Default.aspx.vb      152      13"
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by:David L. Hansen
David L. Hansen earned 250 total points
ID: 36505125
Do you have to use the CC, because you are allowed to add more than one person in the "To"


Author Comment

ID: 36505180
that seemed to work. but instead of the lblcsuper. i used the slected value from the check box. thank you for all the help though and great ideas.

Expert Comment

ID: 36505237
Are you using System.Net.Mail?  If you are, is "Mail" in your code of type MailMessage?  An example from some code I have:

Dim oMsg = New MailMessage("", "")

And then if I need to CC, I add those addresses in.
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by:David L. Hansen
ID: 36505982
Glad to help.  Try mjfagan's suggestion, if it works we can split the points perhaps.

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