C++ API to Export MSG to PDF

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

C++ API to Convert MSG to PDF

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

Parse MSG File via C++

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

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

Other Conversion Options

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

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. PDF files can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer as well in most modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox via extensions/plug-ins. Most of the commercially available software suites also offer conversion of their documents to PDF file format without the requirement of any additional software component.

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