C++ API to Export MSG to GIF

Transform MSG to GIF 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 GIF. Both APIs come under Aspose.Total for C++ package.

C++ API to Convert MSG to GIF

  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 GIF format using Save method and set Gif as SaveFormat

Get Started with C++ File Format APIs

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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 Gif as save format
doc->Save(u"convertedFile.Gif");

Parse MSG File via C++

Not only you can convert your MSG to GIF, 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 GIF File Format Editing

You can also add document protection features in your app while exporting the document from MSG to GIF. 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.Gif");

Other Conversion Options

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

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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GIF What is GIF File Format?

A GIF or Graphical Interchange Format is a type of highly compressed image. Owned by Unisys, GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm that does not degrade the image quality. For each image GIF typically allow up to 8 bits per pixel and up to 256 colours are allowed across the image. In contrast to a JPEG image, which can display up to 16 million colours and fairly touches the limits of the human eye. Back when the internet emerged, GIFs remained the best choice because they required low bandwidth and compatible for the graphics that consume solid areas of colour. An animated GIF combines numerous images or frames into a single file and displays them in a sequence to generate an animated clip or a short video. The colour limitations are up to 256 for each frame and are likely to be the least suitable for reproducing other images and photographs with colour gradient.

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