Export MSG to SVG via .NET

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

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add MSG to SVG 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 MSG file format to HTML. After that, by using Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render HTML to SVG.

C# API to Convert MSG to SVG

  1. Open MSG file using MailMessage class
  2. Convert MSG to HTML by using Save method
  3. Load HTML by using Document class
  4. Save the document to SVG format using Save method and set Svg 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.msg");
// save MSG 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.Svg
document.Save("output.svg", SaveFormat.Svg); 

Parse MSG File via .NET

Before converting MSG to SVG, if you want to make sure that you are converting the correct email, you can load MSG 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.msg");
// check for SenderName 
if(outlookMessageFile.SenderName == "John"){
    //proceed with conversion process
}

Restrict SVG Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from MSG to SVG, 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.Svg
document.Save("output.svg", SaveFormat.Svg);  

Other Conversion Options

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

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SVG What is SVG File Format?

An SVG file is a Scalar Vector Graphics file that uses XML based text format for describing the appearance of an image. The word Scalable refers to the fact that the SVG can be scaled to different sizes without losing any quality. Text-based description of such files makes them independent of resolution. It is one of the most used formats for building a website and print graphics in order to achieve scalability. The format can only be used for two-dimensional graphics though. SVG files can be viewed/opened in almost all modern browsers including Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

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