This functionality is only available for certain module packages.

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The element <mailto> generates a new e-mail by means of the locally installed mail client. The fields of the new email, e.g. “To” and “Subject” can be pre-populated with text. Texts in the text field of the e-mail are wrapped by using the decimal &#10; (see Line break).

Attribute name Usage Attribute values Default value Description
bcc optional Receiver of a blind copy
body optional Text content of the e-mail; the text has to be determined by a formula
cc optional Receiver of a copy
font optional Font name-style-size System font Font name, style, and size for displaying text
hSizeMax optional maximum width of the element
EEC = width in characters
Web application = width in pixels
hSizeMaxPx optional maximum width of the element
EEC = width in pixels
Web application = width in pixels
img optional png, gif, jpg assigns another image to the element
readonly optional true, false true = element is disabled
false = element is enabled
subject optional Text of the subject line
text optional the text to display
to optional Receiver
tooltip optional Text or Form-UI of the overlaying tooltip (see tooltip)
type optional link, button link Representation type of the element as hyperlink or button
button = button
link = text as a hyperlink
visible optional true, false true true = element is visible
true = element is invisible
Allowed sub-elements Quantity
tooltip 0..1

The text of the e-mail (the body) can be additionally stated as the content of the element. In that case the text cannot be calculated (the same behavior as for the element <label>).

A hyperlink, which passes an email to the email client:

A button, which passes an email to the email client: