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SipSetCurrentIM (coredll)

coredll is for smart devices, not desktop Windows. Therefore, this information only applies to code using the .NET Compact Framework. To see if information for SipSetCurrentIM in other DLLs exists, click on Find References to the right.

Set the Input Method

C# Signature:

[DllImport("coredll.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public extern static bool SipSetCurrentIM(byte[] clsid);

VB Signature:

Declare Function SipSetCurrentIM Lib "coredll.dll" (ByVal clsid As Byte()) As Boolean

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Sample Code:

/// C#
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

[DllImport("coredll.dll", SetLastError = true)]
public extern static bool SipSetCurrentIM(byte[] id);

public static readonly Guid ClsidKeyboard = new Guid("42429667-ae04-11d0-a4f8-00aa00a749b9");
public static readonly Guid ClsidLargeKB = new Guid("a523dfc7-1a7e-4af6-991a-510e75847828");

bool success = SipSetCurrentIM(ClsidLargeKB.ToByteArray());
if (!success)
     int error = Marshal.GetLastWin32Error();    // Equivalent to Win32 GetLastError()
     Debug.WriteLine(string.Format("SipSetCurrentIM failed: error code {0}", error));

A VB sample can be found at []


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