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Post by Tyler » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:29 pm

How can I programmatically make the system open up a new e-mail message to a specified address?

In other words, I want to achieve the same functionality as when you click an e-mail link on a web site, but from within my program.

Thanks for the help.

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Post by phlox81 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:14 pm

Well, there many ways to get to Rome ;)

One would be, to do it over smtp.
Therefore, you would need a SMTP Server, or bring your own withyou.
Guess you have somewhere one, than, you only need a SMTP Class,
which does the sending for you. In Java, Java Mail API does this,
i don't know if wx offers something similary...

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Post by Tyler » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:36 pm

I want to achieve the same functionality as when you click an e-mail link on a web site, but from within my program. i.e. a new message opens up with the user's default e-mail program.

I don't want to do any sending at all. Just open a new mail message. This should be some permutation of wxExecute or ShellExecute.

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Post by Tyler » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:46 pm

Got it! Finally figured it out. Note this works on Windows only!

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void SendEmail(wxString addy) {
	
	wxString sendTo = "mailto:";
	sendTo += addy;

	ShellExecute(NULL,"open", sendTo.c_str(), "", "", 0);
}

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Post by ssigala » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:51 pm

Tyler wrote:I want to achieve the same functionality as when you click an e-mail link on a web site, but from within my program. i.e. a new message opens up with the user's default e-mail program.
In other words, you want the same behaviour of a browser, when you click on a URL like: mailto:[email protected]

If the wxHTML widget handles this type of URL, maybe a little investigation into the wx sources will show the answer.

Edit: ok, I was too slow typing :)
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Post by RJP Computing » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:04 am

Is there a way to do this correctly for Linux and Windows. ShellExecute is only available on Windows I think. Is there a file type for the mime type manager in Linux and Windows for email?

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Post by travfar » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:19 am

Hi,

Get the default browser. wxGetDefaultBrowser or something and then open mailto:[email protected]

that should work
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Post by RJP Computing » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:45 pm

Well I can't seem to find anything on wxGetDefaultBrowser function. Second it will open the browser to a blank page before opening the email. This seems hacky. I am looking for the same functionality as Windows 'ShellExecute' mailto:[email protected]. In Windows it doesn't open the browser, just the email window.

Is there a cross platform version of ShellExecute?
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Post by RJP Computing » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:54 am

Are there any other suggestions? I would like to be able to do this in Linux as professional as it can be done in Windows.
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Post by Ryan Norton » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:47 am

RJP Computing wrote:Well I can't seem to find anything on wxGetDefaultBrowser function. Second it will open the browser to a blank page before opening the email. This seems hacky. I am looking for the same functionality as Windows 'ShellExecute' mailto:[email protected]. In Windows it doesn't open the browser, just the email window.

Is there a cross platform version of ShellExecute?
I think he means wxLaunchDefaultBrowser....
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Post by RJP Computing » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:25 pm

Ryan Norton wrote:I think he means wxLaunchDefaultBrowser....
I actually tried this and it doesn't work either. Any other sugestions.

Is there a default file extension for email on linux?
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Post by Ryan Norton » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:28 pm

RJP Computing wrote:
Ryan Norton wrote:I think he means wxLaunchDefaultBrowser....
I actually tried this and it doesn't work either. Any other sugestions.

Is there a default file extension for email on linux?
either .eml or .mbox - I'd try using wxMimeTypesManager to get the default application's path then launch it with wxExecute
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Post by james.chengguangwang » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:12 am

wxHyperlinkCtrl can do it well

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