Retrieving a list of Dialup Connections using c#

To get a list of dialup connections in your computer, you can P/Invoke using RasApi.dll. The code below achieves this:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
namespace ConsoleApplication1
using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
class RasEnumEntriesSample
const int MAX_PATH = 260;
const int RAS_MaxEntryName = 256;
[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
public int dwSize;
[MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst = RAS_MaxEntryName + 1)]
public string szEntryName;
public int dwFlags;
[MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst = MAX_PATH + 1)]
public string szPhonebook;
[DllImport(“rasapi32.dll”, SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
static extern uint RasEnumEntries(IntPtr reserved, IntPtr lpszPhonebook,
[In, Out] RASENTRYNAME[] lprasentryname, ref int lpcb, ref int lpcEntries);
static void Main(string[] args)
int cb = Marshal.SizeOf(typeof(RASENTRYNAME)), entries = 0;
entryNames[0].dwSize = Marshal.SizeOf(typeof(RASENTRYNAME));
//Get entry number
uint nRet = RasEnumEntries(IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, entryNames, ref cb, ref entries);
if (entries == 0) return;
string[] _EntryNames = new string[entries];
entryNames = new RASENTRYNAME[entries];
for (int i = 0; i


One Response

  1. great article, thanks

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