This is a C# program which will exemplify the procedure which needs to be followed while doing TAPI programming using TAPI 3.0. Hence it can also be useful for VB.NET developers seeking TAPI 3.0 sample code for .NET. Here basic knowledge about TAPI and other related terms is assumed. To have more knowledge on TAPI 3.0, contact me on my email address or refer to the help provided in MSDN.
Hello, myself Gohel Devang M., 20 years old, Information Technology student. This is my first attempt to put some sample code on any site so if you do have any problems mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a sample code to interface TAPI 3.0 API using .NET platform and C# as language. So people interested in developing telephony applications using C# will find this very useful. I was inspired to do this because I was not able to find such code on this site.
The first thing you need to start working on TAPI 3.0 API is to add the references to your project. To do that first create a new project or open an existing project, then right click on the solution file in Solution Explorer. This will open a dialog box showing three tabs as below:
Then click on Browse button and select the tapi3.dll file from your windows\system32 or windows\system directory and click OK. Then press OK in the dialog box that had popped when you select Add references from the right click popup menu of the Solution Explorer.
Now you are ready to work with TAPI 3.0.
Using the code
The second thing you need to do is create the TAPI objects to initialize the TAPI 3.0 TSP (TAPI Service Providers). To have more information on TSP and what TAPI is all about, please refer to help provided in the MSDN .NET documentation. The code below is a declaration of the TAPI object and addresses the interfaces that will hold the addresses which are responsible for call handling, and basic call control interface which will hold the reference to the object that will be responsible for handling basic operations of the call.
private TAPIClass tobj;
private ITAddress ia=new TAPI3Lib.ITAddress;
private ITBasicCallControl bcc;
The code below is responsible for initializing a TAPI object so that it can be used by our application. The main functions are:
Initialize() will initialize TAPI.
EnumerateAddresses() will give the list of available TSPs.
tobj = new TAPIClass();
ea.Next(1,out ln,ref arg3);
The code below is responsible for registering incoming calls so that they can be handled by our application. For that you need to select the line on which you want to receive calls and press the Register button.
MessageBox.Show("Registration token : "+
"Registration Succeed for line "+line);
MessageBox.Show("Failed to register on line "+line,"Registration for calls");
The class given below is to be added depending upon your TAPI event handling requirements. This is specially designed according to the requirements of the application.
public delegate void listshow(string str);
public listshow addtolist;
public void Event(TAPI3Lib.TAPI_EVENT te,object eobj)
addtolist("call notification event has occured");
TAPI3Lib.ITDigitDetectionEvent dd =
TAPI3Lib.ITDigitGenerationEvent dg =
addtolist("A phone event!");
addtolist("Gather digit event!");
addtolist("A party wants to communicate with you!");
addtolist("Call is created!");
How to handle H.323 or IP calls?
To do IP calls or H.323 calls, you need to make a checkbox named H.323 call(IP call) enabled and enter the IP address of the destination and press the Call button. Otherwise it will not succeed in calling to the remote destination. To receive H.323 calls or IP calls, you need to first register on the line on which you want to receive IP calls and check the checkbox named h.323 call(IP call).
How to answer an incoming call
The incoming calls will give notification in the call status area. Then according to whether you want to accept or reject the call, you check the checkbox named Reject to reject incoming calls, and press Answer or simply press Disconnect. To accept calls, do not check Reject checkbox and simply press Answer button which will connect to the call.
How to transfer a call
To transfer a call, first there should be one active call existing. Then you can specify the address to which the call is to be transferred to, as shown in the figure:
Here I have specified the internet address since the call was an IP call. To provide this functionality, there is one function in
BlindTransfer(String transfferaddress). Refer the MSDN documents for more information on that!
Points of Interest
My interest is in developing more and more TAPI 3.0 applications using .NET as the platform. I am also interested in J2EE application development. My other areas of interest are:
and many other thing in my reach.
Latest revised version. This is the first release of this code so if you do have any suggestions they are always welcomed by me.