A fellow developer asked me about Visual FoxPro and Outlook and I was stumped.
I want to create a “HTML-Outlook-email” from Visual FoxPro (8.0) and have
no problems so far to creating it. But…
I want to include a picture (like this one of me down there) in the.
“htmlbody” of the mail.
Sure enough, you could just put do some code like:
loOut = CREATEOBJECT(“Outlook.application”)
loSpace = loOut.getnamespace(“MAPI”)
loFolder = loSpace.GetDefaultFolder(4)
loMsg = loFolder.Items.Add()
loMsg.HTMLBody = “My image is [bracket]img src=’http://myimage.gif'[bracket]”
But the problem is that the HTML refers to a web site. If the user was off-line, they would get a missing image icon.
What was really wanted was to have the image EMBEDDED into the email just like users are able to do with Outlook when they choose Insert Picture.
loMsg.Htmlbody=”Here is my image (bracket]img src=’ cid:mylogo.gif ‘[bracket]”
The Image source is pointing to cid which is the internal mail and then the attachment within the mail which is called mylogo.gif.
The attachment will show up as an attachment as well as being part of the email but when the user can look at the email both online and offline and still see the image embedded inside.
It’s nice when the solutions are as easy as you want them to be but it sure would be nice if this was a KB article somewhere or much easier to search for.