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Are there examples of using the RASDIAL API call for Win95
from VB?  Is there an OCX already written to interface with
Win95 Dial-Up Networking (DUN)?
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The following Microsoft document refers to a VB32RAS.EXE available at their ftp site.


SAMPLE: Using Win32 RAS Functions from Visual Basic 4.0 32-bit
Last reviewed: September 17, 1997
Article ID: Q150948  
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The information in this article applies to:

Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Editions of Microsoft Visual Basic, 32-bit only, for Windows, version 4.0


SUMMARY
It is possible to call all of the current Win32 Remote Access Service (RAS) API functions from the 32-bit edition of Visual Basic 4.0. Sample code is included in a file named Vb32ras.exe that demonstrates calling the following RAS functions and handles the differences between Windows NT and Windows 95:


  RasCreatePhonebookEntry
  RasDial (synchronously and asynchronously)
  RasDialFunc
  RasDialFunc1
  RasEditPhonebookEntry
  RasEnumConnections
  RasEnumEntries
  RasGetConnectStatus
  RasGetEntryDialParams
  RasGetErrorString
  RasGetProjectionInfo
  RasHangUp
  RasSetEntryDialParams

The sample consists of two Visual Basic Projects. One project contains an OLE Automation server that wraps the RAS API, and the other project contains an OLE Automation controller that accesses the server. The server project can be opened and run using the Standard Edition of Visual Basic 4.0, but the client needs the Professional or Enterprise Edition of Visual Basic 4.0 to be run in the environment due to the use of the Treeview custom control. For additional information, please refer to the text file included with the sample.
NOTE: This sample is unsupported, so please do not contact Microsoft Technical Support for assistance with this sample.


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MORE INFORMATION
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:


 ~ Vb32ras.exe (size: 76528 bytes)

For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from
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