mailto html link encoding

Posted on 2012-08-31
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Last Modified: 2012-11-18
I am dynamically creating subject's and body text for html mailto link's in VB.NET.

Dim hyperlink As String = "<a href="mailto:someone@example.com?subject=Test&body=Test">Test Link</a>"

How do I encode the body & subject so that it can be HTML in VB.NET?

For example:

Dim hyperlink As String = "<a href="mailto:someone@example.com?subject=Test&body=<p>Hello,<br /><br />Link to <a href=""www.google.com"">www.google.com</a> as well as special characters: & % #, etc<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Matt</p>">Test Link</a>"
Question by:Matthew Kelly
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by:Matthew Kelly
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That is if the code was sending the email. I want to use the mailto: so that the email pops-up in Outlook and so the user can edit the email before sending.
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I don't think this is possible so I am going to close this question.
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No solution found to this problem

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