WIN32 Telephony Programming: A Developer's Guide to TAPI / Edition 1

WIN32 Telephony Programming: A Developer's Guide to TAPI / Edition 1

by Chris Sells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201634503

ISBN-13: 9780201634501

Pub. Date: 08/27/1998

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Windows Telephony Programming: A Developer's Guide to TAPI offers C++ programmers a clear and concise tutorial to Windows Telephony that significantly reduces TAPI's steep learning curve. TAPI is an API that has standardized the interface between computers and telephony hardware. Included with Windows 9x and Windows NT, TAPI is a major element

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Overview

Windows Telephony Programming: A Developer's Guide to TAPI offers C++ programmers a clear and concise tutorial to Windows Telephony that significantly reduces TAPI's steep learning curve. TAPI is an API that has standardized the interface between computers and telephony hardware. Included with Windows 9x and Windows NT, TAPI is a major element of the Windows communications backbone. Despite its growing importance, TAPI may still be very daunting and difficult to master.

The author makes TAPI more accessible by revealing its underlying architecture and rationale and by relating its functions and features to specific tasks developers seek to accomplish in their applications such as making, answering, and monitoring calls, handling modem data, and building an answering machine.

In addition to carefully developed, intuitive explanations, Windows Telephony Programming features numerous real-world examples of how actual TAPI programs are built, and a comprehensive C++ class library that takes much of the "grunt" work out of TAPI programming. The author also discusses building a telephony service provider and includes a complete working example.

Completely up-to-date, this book covers TAPI versions 1.x to 2.0, and offers a glimpse into the future of telephony with a preview of the new TAPI 3.0 incorporated into Windows NT 5.0. To exploit the power of TAPI 3.0 when it becomes available, it is imperative that you understand TAPI 1.x
and 2.0 first. This book provides the clear methodology to gain that understanding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201634501
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
08/27/1998
Series:
Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology Series
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

(Each chapter concludes with "Summary".)

Preface.

This Book.

Who This Book Is For.

Simplifying TAPI.

Who I Am?

Need More?

The Source.

Acknowledgments.

Prologue.

The Story of Windows Telephony.

The Telephony Connection.

Telephony Drivers.

Existing Telephony Standards.

Windows Telephony.

Evangelizing TAPI.

1. Windows Telephony Overview.

The Telephone Network.

Windows Open Services Architecture.

Call Control Focus.

Media Access via Existing APIs.

Network Independence.

Connection-model Independence.

Platform Independence.

Line Sharing.

2. Assisted Telephony.

Assisted Telephony Functions.

Assisted Telephony Example.

Compiling for TAPI.

Assisted Telephony from Visual Basic.

Phone Numbers.

3. Making a Call.

The Sample.

Initialization.

Discovering Line Capabilities.

Using Dialing Options.

Opening the Line.

Making the Call.

Monitoring Call Progress.

Ending a Call.

Closing the Line.

Shutdown.

4. The Telephony Framework.

Initialization and Shutdown.

Capabilities Discovery.

Telephony Objects.

Event Routing.

Miscellany.

Using the TFX.

5. Answering a Call.

Valid Lines Opening.

Privileges and Media Modes.

Application Priority.

Incoming Call Detection.

Call Answering.

Automated Voice Calls.

Speaker Phones.

6. Call Management.

Assisted Telephony Request Recipients.

Unhandled Media Modes.

Data Calls.

Call Monitoring.

7. Telephony Service Providers.

Overview.

The Sample.

Initialization and Shutdown.

Capabilities Negotiation.

Lines.

Calls.

Asynchronous Functions.

Spontaneous Events.

User Interface Functions.

Status.

Installation.

Debugging.

8. The Future of Windows Telephony.

Features of TAPI 3.0.

Object Model.

Initialization and Shutdown.

TAPI 3.0 Collections.

Capabilities Discovery.

Terminals.

Events.

Making a Call.

Appendix A. Telephony Device Classes.

Appendix B. TFX Reference.

CtAddressCaps.

CtAppSink.

CtCall.

CtCallInfo.

CtCallList.

CtCallSink.

CtCallStatus.

CtCountryList.

CtDeviceID.

CtLine.

CtLineDevCaps.

CtLineSink.

CtPhone.

CtPhoneCaps.

CtPhoneSink.

CtProviderList.

CtReplyTarget.

CtTranslateCaps.

CtTranslateOutput.

CtVariableData.

TFX Helper Functions.

CtWave.

CtWaveSink.

Using the TFX. 0201634503T04062001

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