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The RasDial function establishes a RAS connection between a RAS client and a RAS server. The connection data includes callback and user-authentication information.

Declare Function RasDial Lib "rasapi32.dll" Alias "RasDialA" (ByVal lprasdialextensions As Long, ByVal lpcstr As String, ByRef lprasdialparamsa As RASDIALPARAMS, ByVal dword As Long, lpvoid As Any, ByRef lphrasconn As Long) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later


Parameter Information
[in] Windows NT/2000: Pointer to a RASDIALEXTENSIONS structure that specifies a set of RasDial extended features to enable. Set this parameter to NULL if there is not a need to enable these features.
Windows 95: This parameter is ignored. On Windows 95, RasDial always uses the default behaviors for the RASDIALEXTENSIONS options.

[in] Windows NT/2000: Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the full path and file name of a phone-book (PBK) file. If this parameter is NULL, the function uses the current default phone-book file. The default phone-book file is the one selected by the user in the User Preferences property sheet of the Dial-Up Networking dialog box.
Windows 95: This parameter is ignored. Dial-up networking stores phone-book entries in the registry rather than in a phone-book file.

[in] Pointer to a RASDIALPARAMS structure that specifies calling parameters for the RAS connection.
The caller must set the RASDIALPARAMS structure's dwSize member to sizeof(RASDIALPARAMS) to identify the version of the structure being passed.

[in] Specifies the nature of the lpvNotifier parameter. If lpvNotifier is NULL, dwNotifierType is ignored. If lpvNotifier is not NULL, set dwNotifierType to one of the following values.
The lpvNotifier parameter is a handle to a window to receive progress notification messages. In a progress notification message, wParam is the equivalent of the rasconnstate parameter of RasDialFunc and RasDialFunc1, and lParam is the equivalent of the dwError parameter of RasDialFunc and RasDialFunc1.
The progress notification message uses a system registered message code.
The lpvNotifier parameter points to a RasDialFunc callback function.
The lpvNotifier parameter points to a RasDialFunc1 callback function.
Windows NT/2000: The lpvNotifier parameter points to a RasDialFunc2 callback function.

[in] Specifies a window handle or a RasDialFunc, RasDialFunc1, or RasDialFunc2 callback function to receive RasDial event notifications. The dwNotifierType parameter specifies the nature of lpvNotifier. Please refer to its description preceding for further detail.
If this parameter is not NULL, RasDial sends the window a message, or calls the callback function, for each RasDial event. Additionally, the RasDial call operates asynchronously: RasDial returns immediately, before the connection is established, and communicates its progress via the window or callback function.
If lpvNotifier is NULL, the RasDial call operates synchronously: RasDial does not return until the connection attempt has completed successfully or failed.
If lpvNotifier is not NULL, notifications to the window or callback function can occur at any time after the initial call to RasDial. Notifications end when one of the following events occurs:
The connection is established. In other words, the RAS connection state is RASCS_Connected.
The connection fails. In other words, dwError is nonzero.
RasHangUp is called on the connection.
The callback notifications are made in the context of a thread captured during the initial call to RasDial.

[in] Pointer to a variable of type HRASCONN. Set the HRASCONN variable to NULL before calling RasDial. If RasDial succeeds, it stores a handle to the RAS connection into *lphRasConn.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the immediate return value is zero. In addition, the function stores a handle to the RAS connection into the variable pointed to by lphRasConn.

If the function fails, the immediate return value is a nonzero error value, either from the set listed in the RAS header file or ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY.


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