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Need to implement Novell's "Send" function in a VB.net program.

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Rvo
Hi all,

I need to use the Netware "send" function to send messages to some/all
attached netware users on a server. However, I can't find any documentation
on this topic on the Novell site or anywhere else. If any of you has
experience on this topic (or knows of any online documentation about it) I
would realy appreciate your help.
(Which references do I set? Which class to instatiate? What methods do I
need to call, ...)

Thanks in advance,

Romain Voes
Nov 20 '05 #1
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The send command is a command line program right? (send.exe).

Take a look at the Process class in System.Diagnostics. You can start
and stop a process, or wait until a process exits.

There is also a walkthrough here:

Walkthrough: Managing a Windows Process
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...tprocesses.asp

HTH,

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 09:28:03 +0100, "Rvo"
<romainvoes@{DoesNotLikeSpam}vlaamsparlement.be> wrote:
Hi all,

I need to use the Netware "send" function to send messages to some/all
attached netware users on a server. However, I can't find any documentation
on this topic on the Novell site or anywhere else. If any of you has
experience on this topic (or knows of any online documentation about it) I
would realy appreciate your help.
(Which references do I set? Which class to instatiate? What methods do I
need to call, ...)

Thanks in advance,

Romain Voes


Nov 20 '05 #2

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> >I need to use the Netware "send" function to send messages to some/all
attached netware users on a server. However, I can't find any documentationon this topic on the Novell site or anywhere else. If any of you has
experience on this topic (or knows of any online documentation about it) Iwould realy appreciate your help.
(Which references do I set? Which class to instatiate? What methods do I
need to call, ...)


Has anyoone ever actually done coding with Groupwise/Novell and vb.net? I
would love links or communication on this subject.

I have found GW/Novell highly resistant to coding (one reason I like it for
my company's email but it is a pain to work with sometimes.)

I know that process.start is not an automatic to bring a groupwise email up.
It wants you to then establish a profile and such. I have not found any
Novell COM components out there.
Nov 20 '05 #3

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Rvo
Send.exe is indeed a commandline tool, but it is too limited for my use. So
I wanted to use something more like "nwsndmsg.exe" which is gui driven and
therefore can't be called from a shell. So I was hoping that there were some
other resources from Novell for example to be included in my vb.net
solution.

"Scott Allen" <bitmask@[nospam].fred.net> schreef in bericht
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The send command is a command line program right? (send.exe).

Take a look at the Process class in System.Diagnostics. You can start
and stop a process, or wait until a process exits.

There is also a walkthrough here:

Walkthrough: Managing a Windows Process
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...tprocesses.asp
HTH,

--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 09:28:03 +0100, "Rvo"
<romainvoes@{DoesNotLikeSpam}vlaamsparlement.be> wrote:
Hi all,

I need to use the Netware "send" function to send messages to some/all
attached netware users on a server. However, I can't find any documentationon this topic on the Novell site or anywhere else. If any of you has
experience on this topic (or knows of any online documentation about it) Iwould realy appreciate your help.
(Which references do I set? Which class to instatiate? What methods do I
need to call, ...)

Thanks in advance,

Romain Voes

Nov 20 '05 #4

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Here is what I'd look at for what it is worth:

- Using System.Windows.Forms.SendKeys to send keytrokes to the GUI
app. This is a bit kludgy, hard to test, hard to maintain when the GUI
changes on you.

- Look for a COM/ActiveX library. Perhaps ActiveX Controls for Novell
Services (http://developer.novell.com/ndk/doc.htm) has a control you
can use. Then you can reference the control from your vb.net project
and

- Look for a C/C++ API which you might be able to P/Invoke.

Sorry, but I haven't kept up on Novell for many years and I'm not sure
what they offer these days to developers.

HTH,
On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:17:56 +0100, "Rvo"
<romainvoes@{DoesNotLikeSpam}vlaamsparlement.be> wrote:
Send.exe is indeed a commandline tool, but it is too limited for my use. So
I wanted to use something more like "nwsndmsg.exe" which is gui driven and
therefore can't be called from a shell. So I was hoping that there were some
other resources from Novell for example to be included in my vb.net
solution.


--
Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com
Nov 20 '05 #5

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