C++ API to Export EMAIL to DOT

Transform EMAIL to DOT within C++ application without requiring Microsoft Word or Outlook

Checkout Python Page Checkout .NET Page Checkout Java Page Checkout Android Page


Are you are a C++ developer looking to add email conversion features inside your applications? Using Aspose.Email for C++ you can convert EMAIL file format to HTML. After that, by using Aspose.Words for C++ API, you can export HTML to DOT. Both APIs come under Aspose.Total for C++ package.

C++ API to Convert EMAIL to DOT

  1. Open EMAIL file using MailMessage class reference
  2. Convert EMAIL to HTML by using Save member function
  3. Load HTML by using Document class
  4. Save the document to DOT format using Save method and set Dot as SaveFormat

Get Started with C++ File Format APIs

Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Total.Cpp or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Total.Cpp.

Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .

// load the EMAIL file to be converted
System::SharedPtr<MailMessage> msg = MailMessage::Load(u"sourceFile.msg");
// save EMAIL as a HTML 
msg->Save(u"HtmlOutput.html", SaveOptions::get_DefaultHtml());  
// load HTML with an instance of Document
System::SharedPtr<Document> doc = System::MakeObject<Document>(u"HtmlOutput.html");
// call save method while passing Dot as save format

Parse EMAIL File via C++

Not only you can convert your EMAIL to DOT, but you can read, manipulate, and parse EMAIL document. You can get subject, address, body, recipients information of the email by using MapiMessage class of Aspose.Email for C++ API. For example, you can check for a specific sender email for the conversion by using get_SenderEmailAddress() property.

// create an instance of MapiMessage from file
System::SharedPtr<MapiMessage> msg = MapiMessage::FromFile(dataDir + L"message.msg");
// get subject
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Subject:") + msg->get_Subject());
// get from address
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"From:") + msg->get_SenderEmailAddress());
// get body
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Body") + msg->get_Body());
// get recipients information
System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Recipient: ") + msg->get_Recipients());

C++ API to Restrict DOT File Format Editing

You can also add document protection features in your app while exporting the document from EMAIL to DOT. Adding protection to your document is a simple process, as all you need to do is apply the protection method to your document. You can set protection type to ReadOnly to restrict the user to edit the document.

// create a new document and protect it with a password.
auto doc = System::MakeObject<Document>();
// apply Document Protection.
doc->Protect(ProtectionType::ReadOnly, u"password");
// save the document.

Explore EMAIL Conversion Options with C++

Convert MSG to BMP (Bitmap Image File)
Convert MSG to DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
Convert MSG to DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
Convert MSG to DOCX (Office 2007+ Word Document)
Convert MSG to DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
Convert MSG to DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
Convert MSG to DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
Convert MSG to EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
Convert MSG to EPUB (Open eBook File)
Convert MSG to FLATOPC (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
Convert MSG to GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
Convert MSG to PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
Convert MSG to JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
Convert MSG to MD (Markdown Language)
Convert MSG to ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
Convert MSG to OTT (OpenDocument Template)
Convert MSG to PCL (Printer Command Language)
Convert MSG to PDF (Portable Document Format)
Convert MSG to PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
Convert MSG to PS (PostScript File)
Convert MSG to RTF (Rich Text Format)
Convert MSG to SVG (Scalar Vector Graphics)
Convert MSG to TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
Convert MSG to DOCX (Office 2007+ Word Document)
Convert MSG to WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
Convert MSG to XPS (XML Paper Specifications)

What is EMAIL File Format?

An email file adheres to a specific format that is recognized by email programs. It comprises a header section and a body section, separated by a blank line. The header contains essential information such as the sender’s email address, recipient’s email address, subject of the email, and the date and time it was sent. The body of the email contains the actual message being conveyed. Email files can exist in either plain text or HTML format. However, HTML emails have become more prevalent in recent times due to their ability to incorporate images and other formatting elements.

The header of an email file provides crucial metadata that aids in routing and organizing messages. It allows the email program to identify the sender, recipient, subject, and timestamp. The body section contains the content of the email, which may include text, images, hyperlinks, and other media elements. While plain text emails are simple and accessible across various devices and email clients, HTML emails offer more design flexibility and interactivity.

With the widespread usage of HTML emails, senders can create visually appealing and engaging messages. HTML emails allow for the inclusion of branding elements, formatting styles, and multimedia content, thereby enhancing the overall presentation and user experience.

What is DOT File Format?

The DOT file format is commonly utilized by Microsoft Word and other word processing software for storing documents. While similar to DOC files, DOT files are saved in a distinct format that is incompatible with DOC files. DOT files are saved in a text-based format that can be accessed and modified in any text editor.

To convert a DOT file to a DOC file, there are various methods available. One common approach is to use a word processing program capable of reading DOT files. This involves opening the DOT file in the program and then saving it as a DOC file. Another option is to employ a file conversion tool or online service dedicated to converting DOT files to DOC format.

It’s important to recognize that DOT files are frequently employed as templates in Microsoft Word. These templates serve as a foundation for creating new documents with pre-defined structures, formatting, and content. In some instances, DOT files may also incorporate macros or other customizations. When converting a DOT file to a DOC file, it’s crucial to ensure that any customizations are retained in the converted document.

By understanding the distinction between DOT and DOC files and employing appropriate conversion methods, users can effectively manage and utilize their documents, whether they originate from templates or require file format transformations.