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AxSms.Snpp


Introduction

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With Auron SMS Component Pager messages can be sent through SNPP. SNPP (Simple Network Paging Protocol) is a standard for sending wireless messages to paging devices. SNPP provides a simple way to make a link between the Internet and a SNPP compliant paging terminal.

Page using SNPP

Sending a pager message through the SNPP protocol.

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")               ' Create Snpp instance

Wscript.Echo "SMS Component Version " & objSnpp.Version & "; Build " & _
  objSnpp.Build & "; Module " & objSnpp.Module
WScript.Echo "License Status: " & objSnpp.LicenseStatus & vbCrLf  

objSnpp.Server = "snpp.pageallcom.com"
objSnpp.ServerPort = 444
objSnpp.ServerTimeout = 2500                           ' Set timeout to 2500 msecs

objSnpp.Send("5551234", Hello, World!)                 ' Send the pager message

WScript.Echo "Send, result; " & objSnpp.LastError
WScript.Echo "Last response from SNPP provider: " & objSnpp.ProviderResponse

Properties and Methods

Property Type Read/Write Description
Version String Read Version number of the SMS Component
Build String Read Build number of the SMS Component
Module String Read Module name of the SMS Component
LicenseStatus String Read License Status
LicenseKey String Read/Write License Key
LastError Number Read Result of the last called method
LogFile String Read/Write The path to a logfile which can be used for troubleshooting
MultilineEnabled Boolean Read/Write Enable or disable sending multiline messages
Server String Read/Write SNPP server host name or IP Address
ServerPort String Read/Write SNPP server TCP port. Default: 444
ServerTimeout String Read/Write SNPP server command timeout in milliseconds. Default: 2000 milliseconds
ProviderUsername String Read/Write Optional username used by SNPP provider
ProviderPassword String Read/Write Optional password used by SNPP provider
ProviderResponse String Read Last response from provider

Method Description
Clear Reset all properties to their default values
GetErrorDescription Get the description of the given error
Sleep Sleep for the specified number of milliseconds
Send Send a Pager message
SaveLicenseKey Save the License Key in the registry

Version property

Return the version number of the SMS Component

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
WScript.Echo "SMS Component Version " & objSnpp.Version & "; Build " & _
  objSnpp.Build & "; Module " & objSnpp.Module
WScript.Echo "License Status: " & objSnpp.LicenseStatus & vbCrLf
...

Build property

Return the build number of the SMS Component.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
WScript.Echo "SMS Component Version " & objSnpp.Version & "; Build " & _
  objSnpp.Build & "; Module " & objSnpp.Module
WScript.Echo "License Status: " & objSnpp.LicenseStatus & vbCrLf
...

Module property

Return the module name of the SMS Component.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
WScript.Echo "SMS Component Version " & objSnpp.Version & "; Build " & _
  objSnpp.Build & "; Module " & objSnpp.Module
WScript.Echo "License Status: " & objSnpp.LicenseStatus & vbCrLf
...

LicenseStatus property

The status of your license. In case you have not licensed the product, the property holds the trial expiration date. For details, see Product Activation.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")                 ' Create new instance
WScript.Echo "License Status: " & objSnpp.LicenseStatus
WScript.Echo "License Key: " & objSnpp.LicenseKey

LicenseKey property

A license key is required to unlock this component after the trial period has expired. Assign the LicenseKey property every time a new instance of this component is created (see code below). Alternatively, the LicenseKey property can be set automatically. This requires the license key to be stored in the registry. For details, see Product Activation.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")                 ' Create new instance
objSnpp.LicenseKey = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"                ' Assign your license key 
WScript.Echo "LicenseKey: " & objSnpp.LicenseKey

LastError property

Completion code of the last called method. To find the error description of a given error code, go to the online error codes codes page.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
...  
Set objMessage = CreateObject("AxSms.Message")
objMessage.ToAddress = "+31611223344"
objMessage.Body = "Short text message"
objSnpp.SendSms objMessage
WScript.Echo "Send SMS result: " &  objSnpp.LastError    ' Is our message sent ?  
...

LogFile property

By default, LogFile holds an empty string and nothing is logged. If a valid file name is assigned to it, the SMS Component will write debug information to this file. Output data is written at the end of the file, the file is not cleared.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
objSnpp.LogFile = "C:\temp\log.txt"
...
Set objMessage = CreateObject("AxSms.Message")
objMessage.ToAddress = "+31611223344"
objMessage.Body = "Short text message"
objSnpp.SendSms objMessage
...

MultilineEnabled property

Enable or disable sending multiline messages.

With multiline enabled the SNPP component will send the message using the less commonly supported ‘DATA’ command. With multiline disabled the SNPP component will send the message using the more commonly supported ‘MESS’ command.

Toggle this property if there are problems with sending messages to older SNPP enabled equipment or providers.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject(AxSms.Snpp")
objSnpp.MultilineEnabled = False
...
objSnpp.Send( .. )

Server property

Sets the host name or TCP/IP address of the SNPP server provider.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject(AxSms.Snpp")
objSnpp.Server= "snpp.pageallcom.com"                              
...
objSnpp.Send( .. )

ServerPort property

Sets the TCP port for the SNPP connection. This property is optional, the default value is 444.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
objSnpp.Server= "snpp.pageallcom.com"                              
objSnpp.ServerPort = 4040
...
objSnpp.Send( .. )

ServerTimeout property

Maximum time (in milliseconds) before a Send operation will timeout. Default value: 2000 milliseconds.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")  
objSnpp.Server= "snpp.pageallcom.com"                              
objSnpp.ServerTimeout = 5000
...
objSnpp.Send( .. )

ProviderUsername property

The username to be used with the provider

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")

strRecipient = 5551234
strMessage = "Hello World !!!"

objSnpp.Server = "snpp.pageallcom.com"
objSnpp.ServerPort = 444
objSnpp.ProviderUsername = "secretuser"
objSnpp.ProviderPassword = "secret"
objSnpp.Send( strRecipient, strMessage )

WScript.Echo "Send, result; " & objSnpp.LastError
WScript.Echo "Last response from SNPP provider: " & objSnpp.ProviderResponse

ProviderPassword property

The password to be used with the provider.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")

strRecipient = 5551234
strMessage = "Hello World !!!"

objSnpp.Server = "snpp.pageallcom.com"
objSnpp.ServerPort = 444
objSnpp.ProviderPassword = "secret"
objSnpp.Send( strRecipient, strMessage )

WScript.Echo "Send, result; " & objSnpp.LastError
WScript.Echo "Last response from SNPP provider: " & objSnpp.ProviderResponse

ProviderResponse property

The last response from the provider. You can use this property for troubleshooting purposes. The property is read-only; you cannot assign a value to it.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")

strMessage = 5551234
strRecipient = "Hello World !!!"

objSnpp.Server = "snpp.pageallcom.com"
objSnpp.ServerPort = 444
objSnpp.ProviderPassword = "secret"
objSnpp.Send(strRecipient, strMessage)

WScript.Echo "Send, result; " & objSnpp.LastError
WScript.Echo "Last response from SNPP provider: " & objSnpp.ProviderResponse

Clear method

This method resets all properties to their default values.

Parameters:

  • None

Return value:

Always 0.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
....
objSnpp.Clear
...

GetErrorDescription method

GetErrorDescription provides the error description of a given error code.

Parameters:

  • The error code

Return value:

The error string.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")   
objSnpp.LogFile = "C:\temp\log.txt"
...
Set objMessage = CreateObject("AxSms.Message")
objMessage.ToAddress = "+31611223344"
objMessage.Body = "Short text message"  
objSnpp.SendSms objMessage
WScript.Echo "SendSms result: " & objSnpp.LastError & ", " & _
  objSnpp.GetErrorDescription(objSnpp.LastError)

Sleep method

This method suspends the current thread for the specified number of milliseconds.

Parameters:

  • Milliseconds to sleep

Return value:

Always 0.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")
....
objSnpp.Sleep 1000
...

Send method

Deliver the message to the SMSC provider. The SMSC provider will send the SMS message to the recipient

Parameters:

  • Recipient
  • Message

Return value:

Always 0.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")

strRecipient = 5551234
strMessage = "Hello World !!!"

objSnpp.Server = "snpp.pageallcom.com"
objSnpp.ServerPort = 444
objSnpp.ProviderPassword = "secret"
objSnpp.Send(strRecipient, strMessage)

WScript.Echo "Send, result; " & objSnpp.LastError
WScript.Echo "Last response from SNPP provider: " & objSnpp.ProviderResponse

SaveLicenseKey method

Description:

Use SaveLicenseKey to store the license key permanently in the registry. When a license key is saved, it is restored automatically every time a new instance of the object (‘Snpp’) is created. It is not recommended to save the license key if you distribute the component with your own software, because the key can be easily used by others.

Parameters:

  • None.

Return value:

Always 0. Check LastError property to see if the method was completed successfully.

Example:

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")               ' Create new instance
objSnpp.LicenseKey = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
objSnpp.SaveLicenseKey                                    ' Save license key to registry

For more information, see Product Activation.

With Auron SMS Component Pager messages can be sent through SNPP. SNPP (Simple Network Paging Protocol) is a standard for sending wireless messages to paging devices. SNPP provides a simple way to make a link between the Internet and a SNPP compliant paging terminal.

Page using SNPP

Sending a pager message through the SNPP protocol.

Set objSnpp = CreateObject("AxSms.Snpp")               ' Create Snpp instance

Wscript.Echo "SMS Component Version " & objSnpp.Version & "; Build " & _
  objSnpp.Build & "; Module " & objSnpp.Module
WScript.Echo "License Status: " & objSnpp.LicenseStatus & vbCrLf  

objSnpp.Server = "snpp.pageallcom.com"
objSnpp.ServerPort = 444
objSnpp.ServerTimeout = 2500                           ' Set timeout to 2500 msecs

objSnpp.Send("5551234", Hello, World!)                 ' Send the pager message

WScript.Echo "Send, result; " & objSnpp.LastError
WScript.Echo "Last response from SNPP provider: " & objSnpp.ProviderResponse