Export OFT to XPS via .NET

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

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add OFT to XPS 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 XPS.

C# API to Convert OFT to XPS

  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 XPS format using Save method and set Xps 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.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.Xps
document.Save("output.xps", SaveFormat.Xps); 

Parse OFT File via .NET

Before converting OFT to XPS, 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 XPS Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from OFT to XPS, 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.Xps
document.Save("output.xps", SaveFormat.Xps);  

Other Conversion Options

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

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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XPS What is XPS File Format?

An XPS file represents page layout files that are based on XML Paper Specifications created by Microsoft. It was developed as a replacement of EMF file format and is similar to PDF file format, but uses XML in layout, appearance, and printing information of a document. It is, in fact, more justified to say that XPS is an attempt on PDF, but couldn’t get enough popularity as owned by PDF for many reasons. Microsoft provides XPS Document Writer by default from Windows 7 onwards for the creation of XPS files. XPS files can be generated by selecting the Microsoft XPS Document Writer as printer while printing the document.

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