ContentDisposition.ModificationDate ContentDisposition.ModificationDate ContentDisposition.ModificationDate ContentDisposition.ModificationDate Property

Definition

Gets or sets the modification date for a file attachment.

public:
 property DateTime ModificationDate { DateTime get(); void set(DateTime value); };
public DateTime ModificationDate { get; set; }
member this.ModificationDate : DateTime with get, set
Public Property ModificationDate As DateTime

Property Value

A DateTime value that indicates the file modification date; otherwise, MinValue if no date was specified.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to set this property.

static void CreateMessageWithAttachment( String^ server )
{
   
   // Specify the file to be attached and sent.
   // This example assumes that a file named Data.xls exists in the
   // current working directory.
   String^ file = L"data.xls";
   
   // Create a message and set up the recipients.
   MailMessage^ message = gcnew MailMessage( L"jane@contoso.com",L"ben@contoso.com",L"Quarterly data report.",L"See the attached spreadsheet." );
   
   // Create  the file attachment for this email message.
   Attachment^ data = gcnew Attachment(file, MediaTypeNames::Application::Octet);
   
   // Add time stamp information for the file.
   ContentDisposition^ disposition = data->ContentDisposition;
   disposition->CreationDate = System::IO::File::GetCreationTime( file );
   disposition->ModificationDate = System::IO::File::GetLastWriteTime( file );
   disposition->ReadDate = System::IO::File::GetLastAccessTime( file );
   
   // Add the file attachment to this email message.
   message->Attachments->Add( data );
   
   //Send the message.
   SmtpClient^ client = gcnew SmtpClient( server );
   
   // Add credentials if the SMTP server requires them.
   client->Credentials = CredentialCache::DefaultNetworkCredentials;
   client->Send( message );
   
   // Display the values in the ContentDisposition for the attachment.
   ContentDisposition^ cd = data->ContentDisposition;
   Console::WriteLine( L"Content disposition" );
   Console::WriteLine( cd );
   Console::WriteLine( L"File {0}", cd->FileName );
   Console::WriteLine( L"Size {0}", cd->Size );
   Console::WriteLine( L"Creation {0}", cd->CreationDate );
   Console::WriteLine( L"Modification {0}", cd->ModificationDate );
   Console::WriteLine( L"Read {0}", cd->ReadDate );
   Console::WriteLine( L"Inline {0}", cd->Inline );
   Console::WriteLine( L"Parameters: {0}", cd->Parameters->Count );
   IEnumerator^ myEnum1 = cd->Parameters->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum1->MoveNext() )
   {
      DictionaryEntry^ d = safe_cast<DictionaryEntry^>(myEnum1->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( L"{0} = {1}", d->Key, d->Value );
   }

   data->~Attachment();
   client->~SmtpClient();
}


public static void CreateMessageWithAttachment(string server)
{
	// Specify the file to be attached and sent.
	// This example assumes that a file named Data.xls exists in the
	// current working directory.
	string file = "data.xls";
	// Create a message and set up the recipients.
	MailMessage message = new MailMessage(
	   "jane@contoso.com",
	   "ben@contoso.com",
	   "Quarterly data report.",
	   "See the attached spreadsheet.");

	// Create  the file attachment for this email message.
	Attachment data = new Attachment(file, MediaTypeNames.Application.Octet);
	// Add time stamp information for the file.
	ContentDisposition disposition = data.ContentDisposition;
	disposition.CreationDate = System.IO.File.GetCreationTime(file);
	disposition.ModificationDate = System.IO.File.GetLastWriteTime(file);
	disposition.ReadDate = System.IO.File.GetLastAccessTime(file);
	// Add the file attachment to this email message.
	message.Attachments.Add(data);

	//Send the message.
	SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
	// Add credentials if the SMTP server requires them.
	client.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;

    try {
	  client.Send(message);
	}
	catch (Exception ex) {
	  Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateMessageWithAttachment(): {0}", 
                  ex.ToString() );			  
	}
	// Display the values in the ContentDisposition for the attachment.
	ContentDisposition cd = data.ContentDisposition;
	Console.WriteLine("Content disposition");
	Console.WriteLine(cd.ToString());
	Console.WriteLine("File {0}", cd.FileName);
	Console.WriteLine("Size {0}", cd.Size);
	Console.WriteLine("Creation {0}", cd.CreationDate);
	Console.WriteLine("Modification {0}", cd.ModificationDate);
	Console.WriteLine("Read {0}", cd.ReadDate);
	Console.WriteLine("Inline {0}", cd.Inline);
	Console.WriteLine("Parameters: {0}", cd.Parameters.Count);
	foreach (DictionaryEntry d in cd.Parameters)
	{
		Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", d.Key, d.Value);
	}
	data.Dispose();
}

Remarks

The ModificationDate property is used to send time stamp information with a file being sent in an email message. This value sets the Modification-Date parameter in the Content-Disposition header sent with the email message.

The MailMessage class is used to compose an email message. The Attachment class is used to attach a file to an email message. To set the ModificationDate property, get the ContentDisposition for the attachment using the Attachment.ContentDisposition property.

The Content-Disposition header is described in RFC 2183 available at https://www.ietf.org.

Applies to