The NetSend Plus (.NET/C#)
The "NetSend Plus" is a simple yet a powerful tool, which enable you to send windows popup messages over the network. This work in cooperate with the windows NetApi.dll, therefore it can do exactly all the thing which net send can do (and more than that). The "NetSend Plus" provide almost all the features you find in any Net Send UI available. Let's go through the product to have a better understanding.
The Main Application - The application consist a nice skin, which put the dot to the black ugly command prompt screen you used to send popup messages. Please right click on each control of the application to see options.
|Sending messages to multiple users.|
Select computers from the computer list and then click on Select button, it will add the computer list to the selected computer list box (even you can drag these selected computers and drop them on the selected computer list box). After that just type the message you want and click on Send.
Scheduling is allowed only for one user at a time. Just type the message after selecting a user (max length of the message is 120 characters this time) then click schedule will prompt to another window where you can give the time and add it to the schedule list.
The message will recognize the line feed so then you can create some meaning full messages. Such as adding message header and signature.
|Message log feature.|
This basically will log detail about all the message sent during the session and keep the record in a text file. The user can view them later so then he can verify the validity of the message.
Not to be mentioned.
User friendly message board that support for almost all the work you can do with "NetSend Plus".
|Automatic detecting and loading.|
Automatically detects and loads the computers in your network so that user don't need to fill text file fallowing several formats. Most of the time you don't have to give a password, other needed data such as domain and user name are automatically detected by the system itself, just click Ok and see. Please click on the "?" mark to have more help on each item control.
This is a sample window, which this time it has detected my LAN domain and user name automatically. Please check for the validity of the detected data before click on OK.
|Add new computers.|
Add new computers manually just by right click on your mouse. So then it will add a new buddy with the name "New Computer" where you can edit and give a meaning full name (Note: The name should be a valid name of a computer in your domain). As an example just add a computer with the name "*", then save it then close the application and change the name to some thing like "Buddies in my Domain" after loading the application back.
|Saving the list.|
Saving the list of computers you just added so that you can have them when you open the application next time, actually it will get added to a xml file.
|Rename a particular computer.|
Rename a particular computer so that you can have some meaningful name. (But if you add a new computer manually you need to save the computer list before changing the name to have a meaning full name)
|Delete selected computers/computer from the list.|
Delete selected computers/computer from the list.
Tested OS: Windows NT,
XP, 2000. (Normally should work any where you can have "net send" command
Please feel free to comment on this as well as contact me.