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Simple Send using Net Send

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Simple front end for sending text messages over LAN


This article shows a basic front-end for Net Send that allows sending messages to multiple recipients.

Using the code

The heart of the whole operation lies below :-

 If lstnames.SelectedItems.Count > 0 Then
   For Each strSeleted As String In lstnames.SelectedItems 
     'somehow a list item is in fact a string
      Dim strname As String = " " & strSeleted
      Dim lngPos As Long = 1
          Dim lretval As Long = Shell("net send " & strname & _
     " """ & Mid(strMessage, lngPos, iChunk) & """", vbHide)
          lngPos += iChunk
          'pause to stop out of sequence message chunks
      Loop Until lngPos > Len(strMessage)
      strStatus &= strname.ToString
   Next strSeleted
 End If

Points of Interest

Very useful for sending error messages to nearby developers.


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GeneralMessenger Seervice is obsolete in XP SP2 and Vista Pin
VF14-Oct-07 1:29
memberVF14-Oct-07 1:29 
GeneralReceive message. Pin
Tailana31-May-05 22:39
memberTailana31-May-05 22:39 
GeneralThere's a much better article about this Pin
juanchosc25-May-04 8:47
sussjuanchosc25-May-04 8:47 
GeneralIt works but... Pin
Anonymous25-May-04 2:42
sussAnonymous25-May-04 2:42 
GeneralRe: It works but... Pin
Jason McBurney25-May-04 8:42
memberJason McBurney25-May-04 8:42 
GeneralRe: It works but... Pin
Anonymous18-Jan-05 6:19
sussAnonymous18-Jan-05 6:19 
Jason McBurney wrote:
I think the topic has it place. Why be critical of the topic? Let's be a litte more positive, eh? All information is good information. If it is bad information, we can learn how not to do it poorly next time.

There's no point posting code that uses the Shell command to achieve the only unique function of the program. This program doesn't really have anything to do with net send......
GeneralRe: It works but... Pin
BodyGlove19-Jan-06 7:16
memberBodyGlove19-Jan-06 7:16 

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