An evaluator, Chuck, had a request to use aspNetMime from a classic ASP (COM) application.
Normally, aspNetMime is used in .NET application (C#, VB.NET, etc.. winforms, windows services, and ASP.NET applications). However, occasionally a developer will need to use our assemblies (in this example, aspNetMime) from classic COM applications.
To do this, we must first download the aspNetMime.dll from the website (www.advancedintellect.com)
By default, when you run the aspNetMime.msi install file, it will be installed in the GAC (global assembly cache). However, if you want to manually do this (or if you moved the aspNetMime.dll to a new server), you can use the gacutil.exe (provided by VS.NET).
From a command prompt, call:
gacutil.exe /I aspNetMime.dll
Once aspNetMime is installed in the GAC, it must be exposed for COM (ASP, VBScript, VB4+). To do this, you need to use the regasm.exe tool (also provided by VS.NET).
To do this, again from a command prompt, execute the following command:
Regasm.exe will create a COM wrapper around the aspNetMime.dll, and install the required registry entries, so that aspNetMime can be called for COM.
Once that is done, aspNetMime can now be used in a classic ASP page. Here is an example, that reads in an email file, and displays the subject and body on a page:
<% Option Explicit%>
'Load the license file
Set lic = Server.CreateObject( "aspNetMime.MimeMessageLicense" )
lic.LoadLicenseFile "c:\aspNetMime.xml.lic" 'loads the license in memory
'create the MimeMessage object
Set mime = Server.CreateObject( "aspNetMime.MimeMessage" )
'load the test email
'read the subject
subject = mime.Subject.Value
Response.Write("<BR>Subject: " + subject)
'get the plain text body (if one exists)
if( not mime.TextMimePart is Nothing ) then
'get the Html body (if one exists)
if( not mime.HtmlMimePart is Nothing ) then
htmlText = mime.HtmlMimePart.DecodedText
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