C++ API to Export MSG to PCL

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

C++ API to Convert MSG to PCL

  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 PCL format using Save method and set Pcl 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 Pcl as save format
doc->Save(u"convertedFile.Pcl");

Parse MSG File via C++

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

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

Other Conversion Options

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

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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PCL What is PCL File Format?

PCL stands for Printer Command Language which is a Page Description Language introduced by Hewlett Packard (HP). HP created PCL to provide an efficient way for controlling printer features across many different printing devices. The format was originally developed for HP&rsquo;s dot matrix and Inkjet printers, but has been part of various thermal, matrix and page printers with the passage of time. The format underwent several different revisions, resulting in different versions where each version was enhanced to meet the demands of time with respect to the printer control features. Today, PCL is the most widely spread printer language in the laster printer market.

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