C++ API to Export MSG to DOT

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

 

Are you are a C++ developer looking to add email conversion features inside your applications? Using Aspose.Email for C++ you can convert MSG 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 MSG to DOT

  1. Open MSG file using MailMessage class reference
  2. Convert MSG 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.

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// load the MSG file to be converted
System::SharedPtr<MailMessage> msg = MailMessage::Load(u"sourceFile.msg");
// save MSG 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
doc->Save(u"convertedFile.Dot");

Parse MSG File via C++

Not only you can convert your MSG to DOT, but you can read, manipulate, and parse MSG 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 MSG 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.
doc->Save(u"DocumentProtection.PasswordProtection.Dot");

Other Conversion Options

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

MSG What is MSG File Format?

MSG is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook and Exchange to store email messages, contact, appointment, or other tasks. Such messages may contain one or more email fields, with the sender, recipient, subject, date, and message body, or contact information, appointment particulars, and one or more task specifications. The properties that constitute the Message object, including are also a part of the MSG file.  MSG file has headers, main message body, and hyperlinks as plain ASCII text. MSG files are also suitable with the programs that need Microsoft&rsquo;s Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI).

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DOT What is DOT File Format?

Files with .DOT extension are template files created by Microsoft Word to have pre-formatted settings for generation of further DOC or DOCX files. A template file is created in order to have specific user settings that should be applied to subsequent files created from these. These settings include page margins, borders, headers, footers, and other page settings. Such templates are used in official documents such as company letterheads and standardized forms. The DOT file format is specific to Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier, but is supported by higher versions as well. Microsoft Word by default opens every new document based on normal.dot file. If modified, all the new files created will result in same settings as from the template file. In Microsoft Word 2007, the DOT file format has been replaced with Office OpenXML based DOTX file format.

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