Instance Method


Attaches a specified file to the message.


- (BOOL)addAttachmentURL:(NSURL *)attachmentURL withAlternateFilename:(NSString *)alternateFilename;



The file URL for the attachment. Must not be nil.


If you supply a string here, the message UI uses it for the attachment. Use an alternate filename to better describe the attachment or to make the name more readable.

OK to use a nil value, in which case the attachment’s actual filename is displayed in the message UI.

Return Value

YES if the attachment at the specified URL was successfully added to the message, or NO otherwise.


You can add zero or more attachments to a message before you display the message to the user. To access information about a message’s attachments, access the attachments property.

See Also

Managing Attachments

- disableUserAttachments

Disables the camera/attachment button in the message composition view.


Returns an array of dictionaries that describe the properties of an attachment.

- addAttachmentData:typeIdentifier:filename:

Attaches arbitrary content to the message.


The URL for the item that is attached to the message.


The key for the alternate filename for the file-based item attached to the message.