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XtraReport.ExportToMailAsync(MailMessageExportOptions, CancellationToken) Method

Asynchronously exports a report to HTML and inserts it into a specified e-mail message.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public Task<AlternateView> ExportToMailAsync(
    MailMessageExportOptions options = null,
    CancellationToken token = default(CancellationToken)
)
Public Function ExportToMailAsync(
    options As MailMessageExportOptions = Nothing,
    token As CancellationToken = Nothing
) As Task(Of AlternateView)

Optional Parameters

Name Type Default Description
options MailMessageExportOptions

null

The mail message export options.

token CancellationToken

null

A cancellation token that the task observes.

Returns

Type Description
Task<AlternateView>

A task that exports the report.

Remarks

This method is equivalent to the ExportToMail(MailMessageExportOptions) method but does not lock other actions performed concurrently. For instance, the user interface remains operational while the application exports a report.

Call ExportToMailAsync from an async method. Prefix the call with the await operator, as shown in the code sample below.

The optional CancellationToken parameter provides a way to send the cancellation signal to the task. The task monitors the token and stops when it receives the signal. Create a CancellationTokenSource class instance and pass its Token property to the ExportToMailAsync method call. Call the CancellationTokenSource.Cancel method to stop the task.

Example

The code sample below exports a report to mail message asynchronously. A CancellationTokenSource class instance is used to allow users to interrupt the report export if it takes too long.

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Threading;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using System.Net.Mail;
// ...
// Use the cancellationTokenSource to allow users to stop the report export.
CancellationTokenSource cancellationTokenSource = new CancellationTokenSource();
// ...
// The cancelButton_Click event handler uses cancellationTokenSource to stop the report export.
private void cancelButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    cancellationTokenSource.Cancel();
}
// ...
public async void ExportReportToMailWithOptionsAsync() {
    // Create a simple report.
    XtraReport report = new XtraReport() {
        Name = "SimpleReport",
        Bands = {
            new DetailBand() {
                Controls = {
                    new XRLabel() {
                        Text = "Simple Report"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    };
    // Configure an SMTP client.
    SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient("mail.smtpclient.test", 25) {
        Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("username", "password"),
        EnableSsl = true
    };
    // Export the report to MailMessage format.
    MailMessage message = await report.ExportToMailAsync(null, cancellationTokenSource.Token);
    // Send the exported report.
    client.Send(message);
}
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