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I am using your Rebex Mail and have some problems creating an alternateview and add it to the message. The htmlbody is simple html and comes from a richedit-control. When i try this by using Net.Mail objects its working fine:

Dim view As Net.Mail.AlternateView = Net.Mail.AlternateView.CreateAlternateViewFromString(htmlBody, Encoding.UTF8, MediaTypeNames.Text.Html)

The Rebex.Mail.AlternateView does not have an "CreateAlternateViewFromString"-method so i try it this way:

Dim view As New Rebex.Mail.AlternateView(htmlBody, MediaTypeNames.Text.Html)

but always get an error, something like "illegal char found in the path".

Maybe the missing encoding-info is the problem? Would be nice if someone has an idea about this.

Thanks, Timo

Applies to: Rebex Secure Mail

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Please note the arguments of the AlternateView constructor. It is only a fileName or contentStream, not contentString itself. To create AlternateView from string you can use following code:

Dim ms As New MemoryStream(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(htmlBody))
Dim view As New Rebex.Mail.AlternateView(ms, MediaTypeNames.Text.Html)
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Hi Lukas, thanks for that! Thought it was too late at night for coding this part ...