Sending faxes from VB6 (or any language that can consume COM) is easy with Win2k. The limitation with this particular method seems to be that the software has to be running on the same machine connected to the modem.
When you install a modem in Win2k a fax printer is automatically setup for you. You can print to this from any application that supports windows printing (like notepad). So if you created a new file in notepad, entered some random text, then printed it to the fax printer you would be prompted to enter the fax numbers of the recipents, etc. Then you could press send and your fax would go out.
To do this via code, so that you can programatically specify the fax number, etc. you can use one of two methods. One is to use a native C API, and the other is to use a COM component, both available in Win2k. There is heaps of info available about this feature in the MDSN Platform SDK doco.
In VB6 you can add a reference to the faxcom.dll and then use code like this:
On Error GoTo goterr Screen.MousePointer = vbHourglass Dim oFaxServer As FAXCOMLib.FaxServer Set oFaxServer = New FAXCOMLib.FaxServer Call oFaxServer.Connect(Me.Text1.Text) Dim oFaxDoc As FAXCOMLib.FaxDoc Set oFaxDoc = oFaxServer.CreateDocument(Me.Text2.Text) oFaxDoc.FaxNumber = Me.Text3.Text Call oFaxDoc.Send Call oFaxServer.Disconnect Call MsgBox("File has been sent to the fax queue.", vbOKOnly, "Success") endsub: Set oFaxDoc = Nothing Set oFaxServer = Nothing Screen.MousePointer = vbNormal Exit Sub goterr: Call MsgBox(Err.Description, vbOKOnly, "Error") GoTo endsub
Where Text1 contains the name of the local machine you are connecting to. Text2 contains the file location of a file fax and Text3 contains the fax number of a single recipient.
Note: files sent via this method must have correctly registered file extensions. I have only tested this with .txt and .xls files, but both worked fine. When printing the Excel file I noticed that Excel actually popped up on the screen for a short moment while the fax was being sent..
Hi, excuse me for my english, i run the code in the example, but i have this error:
Metodo 'Connect' dell'oggetto 'IFaxServer' non riuscito.
The error message is an italian becasue i am italian.
Can you help me?
Sorry mate, I won't be able to help you.
Try having a look over here ?
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