Developing for Fax Service

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Shimon
We are in the beginning of a project and it seems that one of the 
requirements is integration of Windows Shared Fax Service with our future 
application.
I have no idea how I am going to do this (if it is possible at all).

Currently I have following questions:

1) I have VSNET2005 installed on Windows XP Pro and I have Windows 2003 
running in Virtual PC. Can I develop in this environment? It yes, how? I 
need to get hold of dll.

2) Is it possible to create application for Fax Services using .NET? All we 
need is to get received fax (tiff)  and upload it to document management 
application using Web Service.

Any tip would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
Shimon
                                            
vphuangonlinemicrosoftcom
Hi

Commonly if we run a VPC on a physical machine, we can consider there are 
two machines. And they are communicated via network. 
But I did not understanding what do you mean by "get hold of the dll". What 
dll did you need to get hold of?

.NET framework did not provide class about fax. You can refer to the Fax 
SDK for more information.
The Fax Service Extended COM API is intended for use by developers and fax 
service administrators who are familiar with Visual Basic, C++, or 
scripting languages such as VBScript or JScript.
Fax Service
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fax/faxport
al_9nol.asp

In .NET we can use the COM interop to access to the Fax Service exposed 
interface, but because there is no PIA for Fax Service COM object, there 
may have some problem to com interop Fax Service.

So it would better to develop Fax Application in unmanaged code.
You can get start from the link above.

Best regards,

Peter Huang
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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Shimon
To use interop I need to navigate to dll to export in into VS, don't I?
Thank you,
Shimon
                                            
vphuangonlinemicrosoftcom
Hi

Yes, to use a legacy COM dll, we need to import it into .NET.

Best regards,

Peter Huang
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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