MailAddressCollection.ToString Method


Returns a string representation of the email addresses in this MailAddressCollection object.

 override System::String ^ ToString();
public override string ToString ();
override this.ToString : unit -> string
Public Overrides Function ToString () As String


A String containing the email addresses in this collection.


The following example displays the email addresses in the MailAddressCollection that are returned by the Bcc property.

static void CreateBccTestMessage( String^ server )
   MailAddress^ from = gcnew MailAddress( L"",L"Ben Miller" );
   MailAddress^ to = gcnew MailAddress( L"",L"Jane Clayton" );
   MailMessage^ message = gcnew MailMessage( from,to );
   message->Subject = L"Using the SmtpClient class.";
   message->Body = L"Using this feature, you can send an email message from an application very easily.";
   MailAddress^ bcc = gcnew MailAddress( L"" );
   message->Bcc->Add( bcc );
   SmtpClient^ client = gcnew SmtpClient( server );
   client->Credentials = CredentialCache::DefaultNetworkCredentials;
   Console::WriteLine( L"Sending an email message to {0} and {1}.", to->DisplayName, message->Bcc );
       client->Send( message );
   catch ( Exception^ ex )
       Console::WriteLine(L"Exception caught in CreateBccTestMessage(): {0}", 
                     ex->ToString() );

public static void CreateBccTestMessage(string server)
    MailAddress from = new MailAddress("", "Ben Miller");
    MailAddress to = new MailAddress("", "Jane Clayton");
    MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
    message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
    message.Body = @"Using this feature, you can send an email message from an application very easily.";
    MailAddress bcc = new MailAddress("");
    SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
    client.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
    Console.WriteLine("Sending an email message to {0} and {1}.", 
        to.DisplayName, message.Bcc.ToString());

    catch (Exception ex)
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateBccTestMessage(): {0}", 


When this collection contains multiple addresses, they are separated by a comma character (",").

Applies to

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