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tapiGetLocationInfo - where's the tapiSETLocatonInfo?

Posted on 1998-04-02
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in short: I can use TAPI to GET the location of a user, but I can't SET it via API. I can't believe this. M$ provides app-programmers with a common thingie to do something, but it appears to be a one-way street (again).

if it IS, then I'll dump this tapiGetLocationInfo entirely and have my program store this information itself. But I'd prefer to use TAPI, if I can set the location aswell.

anyone who can provide me with all the info I need to do it via API can have the points raised to 200, with an A grade.
Anyone who can tell me that M$ sucks and that they don't provide a way to do what I want can have the current ammount of points with a A-grade.
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You're spending 100 points just to get a confirmation that MS sucks?
Hell, I'll tell you that for free, anytime.
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true :)
but it at least saves me the time of going through all their propaganda at premium.microsoft.com/msdn/library and figure it out for myself.
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Tommy Hui earned 100 total points
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There's no public way. However, I have found out that in tapi32.dll, there are approximately 4 functions that deal with the location information:

  internalConfig
  internalNewLocationW
  internalRemoveLocation
  internalRemoveLocationW

However, since these aren't documented, I don't know what parameters they take. I know that telephon.cpl (the control panel) uses internalConfig, but strangely enough, it doesn't use internalRemoveLocation.... Hmmm.

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by:Tommy Hui
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Looking at the registry, it appears you do not have to bother with the above API. You can find the information about locations at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Telephony\Locations

Underneath this key, there's a series of LocationXXX keys that contain information about that location: Area Code, Country, DisableCallWaiting, Flags, ID, LongDistanceAccess, Name, OutsideAccess, TollList.


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