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how enable a disable network connection

Posted on 2004-09-27
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hello experts,

I need to know which is the registry key that manage enable and disable network connection.

thanks.
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Question by:MauricioGaviria
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by:insomniac92
ID: 12166170
not sure about a registry key, but this is taken straight from torry....untested...

function ConnectDrive(_drvLetter: string; _netPath: string; _showError: Boolean;
  _reconnect: Boolean): DWORD;
var
  nRes: TNetResource;
  errCode: DWORD;
  dwFlags: DWORD;
begin
  { Fill NetRessource with #0 to provide uninitialized values }
  { NetRessource mit #0 füllen => Keine unitialisierte Werte }
  FillChar(NRes, SizeOf(NRes), #0);
  nRes.dwType := RESOURCETYPE_DISK;
  { Set Driveletter and Networkpath }
  { Laufwerkbuchstabe und Netzwerkpfad setzen }
  nRes.lpLocalName  := PChar(_drvLetter);
  nRes.lpRemoteName := PChar(_netPath); { Example: \\Test\C }
  { Check if it should be saved for use after restart and set flags }
  { Überprüfung, ob gespeichert werden soll }
  if _reconnect then
    dwFlags := CONNECT_UPDATE_PROFILE and CONNECT_INTERACTIVE
  else
    dwFlags := CONNECT_INTERACTIVE;

  errCode := WNetAddConnection3(Form1.Handle, nRes, nil, nil, dwFlags);
  { Show Errormessage, if flag is set }
  { Fehlernachricht aneigen }
  if (errCode <> NO_ERROR) and (_showError) then
  begin
    Application.MessageBox(PChar('An error occured while connecting:' + #13#10 +
      SysErrorMessage(GetLastError)),
      'Error while connecting!',
      MB_OK);
  end;
  Result := errCode; { NO_ERROR }
end;

function DisconnectNetDrive(_locDrive: string; _showError: Boolean; _force: Boolean;
  _save: Boolean): DWORD;
var
  dwFlags: DWORD;
  errCode: DWORD;
begin
  { Set dwFlags, if necessary }
  { Setze dwFlags auf gewünschten Wert }
  if _save then
    dwFlags := CONNECT_UPDATE_PROFILE
  else
    dwFlags := 0;
  { Cancel the connection see also at http://www.swissdelphicenter.ch/en/showcode.php?id=391 }
  { Siehe auch oben genannten Link (Netzlaufwerke anzeigen) }
  errCode := WNetCancelConnection2(PChar(_locDrive), dwFlags, _force);
  { Show Errormessage, if flag is set }
  { Fehlernachricht anzeigen }
  if (errCode <> NO_ERROR) and (_showError) then  
  begin
    Application.MessageBox(PChar('An error occured while disconnecting:' + #13#10 +
      SysErrorMessage(GetLastError)),
      'Error while disconnecting',
      MB_OK);
  end;
  Result := errCode; { NO_ERROR }
end;

//Example:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  ConnectDrive('h:', '\\Servername\C', True, True);
end;

procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  DisconnectNetDrive('h:', True, True, True);
end;

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by:ginsonic
ID: 12166510
Read this:
http://www.delphi3000.com/articles/article_3176.asp

or use this frreware component:
Network Connection Mangager
http://www.programmersheaven.com/zone2/cat489/2758.htm
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by:Amir Azhdari
ID: 12170159
also you can download this delphi example with source( you can disable/enable all devices )
http://www.yeahware.com/download/enable.zip
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by:MauricioGaviria
ID: 12174847
Sorry so much, really I want know if exists any api function to enable/disable dhcp on network interface and do all operations to renew the IP/mask that
receive from dhcp server, like ipconfig /renew.
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BedouinDN earned 500 total points
ID: 12175188
The IP Helper API is what you are looking for.
You will need to import it from the type library IPHLPAPI.lib

Or you can download the Delphi API translation by Marcel van Brakel which is quite good - located at: http://members.chello.nl/m.vanbrakel2
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