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Article Metadata
Code ExampleTested with
Devices(s): Nokia 6220 Classic
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition; S60 3rd Edition, FP1; S60 3rd Edition, FP2; S60 5th Edition
S60 3rd Edition FP2
Keywords: RSendAs, RSendAsMessage, RSendAs::Connect(), RSendAsMessage::CreateL(), RSendAsMessage::AddRecipientL(), RSendAsMessage::SetBodyTextL(), RSendAsMessage::SendMessageAndCloseL()
Created: tapla (13 Feb 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 Jun 2013)



This code snippet demonstrates how to send an SMS using RSendAs and RSendAsMessage.

MMP file

The following library is required:

LIBRARY sendas2.lib

You may also want to add the following capability:

CAPABILITY NetworkServices

The capability is not required but without it the application asks for permission to send the message.

Header file

private:  // New methods
void SendSMSL();

Source file

#include <rsendas.h>
#include <rsendasmessage.h>
#include <smut.h>
void CAppUi::SendSMSL()
RSendAs sendAs;
TInt err = sendAs.Connect();
if (err) {
// TODO: Error handling
RSendAsMessage sendAsMessage;
sendAsMessage.CreateL(sendAs, KUidMsgTypeSMS);
// Add the receiver
_LIT(KReceiver, "+358123123123");
sendAsMessage.AddRecipientL(KReceiver, RSendAsMessage::ESendAsRecipientTo);
// Set the body text
_LIT(KBodyText, "Hello!");
// Send the message
CleanupStack::Pop(); // sendAsMessage (already closed)
CleanupStack::PopAndDestroy(); // sendAs
_LIT(KInfoText, "Message sent.");


The application sends an SMS to the number specified in the code.

Supplementary material

  • You can test SMS sending features in action in a simple, executable application into which this code snippet has been patched. The application is available for download at Media:ExampleStub w SMS
  • You can examine all the changes that are required to implement SMS sending in an application. The changes are provided in unified diff and colour-coded diff formats: Media:Sending an
  • For general information on applying the patch, see Using Diffs.
  • For unpatched stub applications, see Example stub.
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