Export OFT to IMAGE via .NET

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

 

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

C# API to Convert OFT to IMAGE

  1. Open OFT file using MailMessage class
  2. Convert OFT to HTML by using Save method
  3. Load HTML by using Document class
  4. Save the document to PNG format using Save method and set Png as SaveFormat

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MailMessage message = MailMessage.Load("sourceFile.oft");
// save OFT 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.Png
document.Save("output.png", SaveFormat.Png); 

Parse OFT File via .NET

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

Restrict IMAGE Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from OFT to IMAGE, 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.Png
document.Save("output.png", SaveFormat.Png);  

Other Conversion Options

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

OFT What is OFT File Format?

Files with .oft extension are template files that are created using Microsoft Outlook. The pre-formatted layout set for message templates is then used for sending out emails with common information to save time. Such files can be generated by creating a new email, adding necessary information and then using the Save As Office Template (.oft) dropdown from Microsoft Outlook. Users can open the OFT files by double clicking on it and it will open in associated application on that particular system.

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PNG What is PNG File Format?

PNG, Portable Network Graphics, refers to a type of raster image file format that use loseless compression. This file format was created as a replacement of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and has no copyright limitations. However, PNG file format does not support animations. PNG file format supports loseless image compression that makes it popular among its users. With the passage of time, PNG has evolved as one of the mostly used image file format.

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