How to extract and save attachments

You can save/export attachments from Email documents, Outlook data files, Archives and PDF documents with only a few lines of code using GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET API.

Follow these steps to get and save (export) attachments:

  • Instantiate Viewer object  for the file that contains attachment(s);
  • Call GetAttachments method which will return document attachments collection;
  • Iterate through attachments collection and save attachment by calling SaveAttachment  method.

Following example demonstrates on how to get and save attachments from MSG files.

string outputPath = @"C:\output";
using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer("with_attachments.msg"))
{
    IList<Attachment> attachments = viewer.GetAttachments();
    foreach(Attachment attachment in attachments)
    {
        string filePath = Path.Combine(outputPath, attachment.FileName);  
        viewer.SaveAttachment(attachment, File.OpenWrite(filePath)); 
    }
}          

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Advanced Usage Topics

To learn more about document viewing features, please refer to the advanced usage section.

GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

Free Online App

Along with full-featured .NET library we provide simple but powerful free Apps. You are welcome to view Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint documents with free to use online GroupDocs Viewer App.