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Simple Send using Net Send

, 24 May 2004
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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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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMessenger Seervice is obsolete in XP SP2 and Vista PinmemberVF14-Oct-07 1:29 
GeneralReceive message. PinmemberTailana31-May-05 22:39 
GeneralThere's a much better article about this Pinsussjuanchosc25-May-04 8:47 
GeneralIt works but... PinsussAnonymous25-May-04 2:42 
GeneralRe: It works but... PinmemberJason McBurney25-May-04 8:42 
Anonymous wrote:
It isn't particularly useful.
I disagree, I use net send in my batch/build files all the time. The message is sent and left on the screen until the user clicks it away, they know they have a new build of the system. I don't have to call or talk to voicemail for all of my users.
Also, I don't use IM in the office, due to company policy, but I do want to send a quick message to a person on the phone.
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.
to the Author:
The article could be a little more in depth and informitive, I do agree with that. Maybe discuss net send, or the shell command, or do a version 2 with APIs ... describe the challenges, or how you use net send.
Nor do I recommend using sleep to solve your our of order race condition.
do you need to investigate an online backup company
GeneralRe: It works but... PinsussAnonymous18-Jan-05 6:19 
GeneralRe: It works but... PinmemberBodyGlove19-Jan-06 7:16 

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