Export EML to PCL via .NET

.NET API to Render EML to PCL on Windows, macOS, and Linux without using Word or Outlook

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add EML to PCL conversion features inside your applications, Aspose.Total for .NET file format manipulation APIs are the way forward. By using Aspose.Email for .NET , you can convert EML file format to HTML. After that, by using Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render HTML to PCL.

C# API to Convert EML to PCL

  1. Open EML file using MailMessage class
  2. Convert EML to HTML by using Save method
  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 .NET File Format APIs

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

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

MailMessage message = MailMessage.Load("sourceFile.eml");
// save EML as a HTML 
message.Save("HtmlOutput.html", SaveOptions.DefaultHtml);
// load HTML with an instance of Document
Document document = new Document("HtmlOutput.html");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Pcl
document.Save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.Pcl); 

Parse EML File via .NET

Before converting EML to PCL, if you want to make sure that you are converting the correct email, you can load EML document, parse it and have a look at your desired property. By using MapiMessage class of Aspose.Email for .NET API, you can get sender and recipients information. For example, you can check for a specific sender email for the conversion by using SenderName property.

var outlookMessageFile = MapiMessage.FromFile("message.eml");
// check for SenderName 
if(outlookMessageFile.SenderName == "John"){
    //proceed with conversion process
}

Restrict PCL Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from EML to PCL, you might need to protect your output document. Sometimes you may need to limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. This can be useful to prevent other people from editing sensitive and confidential information in your document. Aspose.Words for .NET API, enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. You can set your document to read-only by using the following lines of code.

Document document = new Document("HtmlOutput.html");
// apply document protection and set protection password
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "password");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Pcl
document.Save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.Pcl);  

Other Conversion Options

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

EML What is EML File Format?

EML file format represents email messages saved using Outlook and other relevant applications. Almost all emailing clients support this file format for its compliance with RFC-822 Internet Message Format Standard. Microsoft Outlook is the default software for opening EML message types. EML files can be used for saving to disc as well as sending out to recipients using communication protocols.

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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’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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