# c# Outlook and Application.CreateItemFromTemplate() relative path not working (help)

• ### Question

• I have this function

static void Main(string[] args)
{

Outlook.Application application = new Outlook.Application();

Outlook.MailItem mail = application.CreateItemFromTemplate(
"emailTemplate.oft") as Outlook.MailItem;
mail.Subject = "My Subject";
mail.To = "zara@zoro.bu; bora@zora.zu";
mail.SaveAs("asdf.oft");
}

But it is not working. Program crash when try open emailTemplate.oft. This file is under debug folder and when I provide full path to the file like this

"D:\full\path\to\the\file\emailTemplate.oft"

then file is opened and my code is working. Same for saveAs() function. It need full path. If I use FileStream for instance I don't need use full path for open file which is under my application exe file. How can I use CreateItmeFromTemplate() function to open file similar to FileStream? Is it possible?

Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:03 PM

• Hi,

It seems that your path is set incorrectly. Could you please try this:

 Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application application = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application();
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MailItem mail = application.CreateItemFromTemplate(
AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory+ "\\test.oft") as Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MailItem;
mail.Subject = "My Subject";
mail.To = "test.xx.com";
mail.SaveAs("asdf.oft");

Hope it works for you.

Thanks,

Simon

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• Marked as answer by Friday, August 3, 2018 2:27 PM
Friday, August 3, 2018 10:18 AM

### All replies

• Hi,

It seems that your path is set incorrectly. Could you please try this:

 Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application application = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application();
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MailItem mail = application.CreateItemFromTemplate(
AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory+ "\\test.oft") as Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.MailItem;
mail.Subject = "My Subject";
mail.To = "test.xx.com";
mail.SaveAs("asdf.oft");

Hope it works for you.

Thanks,

Simon

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• Marked as answer by Friday, August 3, 2018 2:27 PM
Friday, August 3, 2018 10:18 AM
• Thanks.

Now it is working

Outlook.Application application = new Outlook.Application();
Outlook.MailItem mail = application.CreateItemFromTemplate(
AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory + "\\emailTemplate.oft"
) as Outlook.MailItem;
mail.Subject = "HA .. IT IS WORKING !";
mail.To = "zara@zoro.bu; bora@zora.zu";
mail.SaveAs(
AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory + "\\asdf.oft");

Friday, August 3, 2018 2:28 PM
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