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Ozeki Phone System 10

ASP.NET VoIP developers 101

The following guide explains how to do basic tasks in the Ozeki Phone System by using your ASP.NET application. Get to know how to receive/make voice calls, how to receive/send SMS messages and get started to build more advanced communication projects.

Part 2: ASP.NET example on recording VoIP calls, call routing

1. What you need

2. Get started


Now, let us learn how to manage your calls and messages with an ASP.NET application. For that, create a new ASP.NET project in your Visual Studio (Figure 1).

how to create an asp net project
Figure 1 - Creating of ASP.NET project

After that, use an Empty project template (Figure 2):

empty poject template in visual studio
Figure 2 - Use of empty project template

When you are ready with the steps above add a controller (e.g. HomeController) to your application and make a View for that (Figure 3).

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Figure 3 - Adding controller to your application

Now, if you have made everything right, press F5 for start your project. You will see the empty page in your browser with an “Index” text.

You have finished the basic initials steps with your application.

Now, you need to install an API extension in Ozeki Phone System in order to receive calls and SMS messages. Find out how to install a new API extension.

3. Receive incoming voice calls

First of all, add API Extension notification to your Ozeki Phone System by HTTP API. With that, subscribe to the incoming call event, and here, it is possible to handle your incoming calls. You have the possibility to add customized responses for each call. The easiest way for this, is to define a method in your application (in the HomeController) what will handle the incoming requests and send back the OzML response. So, when the HTTP API Extension receives a call, that Extension will forward the call to your subscribed application. Your application will get the request and it will send back the customised OzML Response (e.g. a text what will read to the caller). In the incoming request you will get information about the call, which information can be found in your parameters of your subscribed method. Read more about these parameters at the following page. See the example method below, which receives the request and sends back the OzML response.

public ActionResult ReceiveCall(string notificationName, string callLegID, string caller, string apiExtension)
    var content = Content(
    "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>"+
    "<Response>" +
        "<Speak>Hello " + caller + "!</Speak>" +
    content.ContentType = "text/xml";
    return content;
Code 1 - Receiving the incoming call request, and sending back the response

Speak tag shows which text will be read. Read more about the applicable OzML commands at the following link.

4. Make outgoing voice calls

Making an outgoing call is simple too. First of all you need to create a method what will send HTTP request to your Ozeki Phone System through a configured HTTP API Extension. Look at the example method below, what is responsible for sending HTTP requests:

public class SendHttpRequest
    public void SendRequest(String uri, string queryString)
        ASCIIEncoding encoding = new ASCIIEncoding();
        string postData = queryString;
        byte[] data = encoding.GetBytes(postData);

        // Prepare web request...
        HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(uri);
        request.Method = "POST";
        request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
        request.ContentLength = data.Length;
        Stream newStream = request.GetRequestStream();

        // Send the data.
        newStream.Write(data, 0, data.Length);

        //Read the response of the HTTP API
        using (var response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse())
        using (var sr = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
Code 2 - Method for sending the HTTP requests to the HTTP API

Call the SendRequest method with the address of your PBX and the command with the parameters what you would like to execute with HTTP API. Please change the ozekixepbx.ip text to that ip address where the Ozeki Phone System XE is installed. On the yoursite.com the address should be that where the sample applications are running.

After that, create another method what will compose the parameters of the command, and instantiate the SendHttpRequest class and call the SendRequest method. See the example below:

public ActionResult MakeCall(string apiExtensionId, string dialed, string callerId, string callerDisplayName, string url, string errorUrl)
    sendHttpRequest = new SendHttpRequest();
		"http://ozekixepbx.ip:7780/", "?Command=Call" +
	    "&Dialed=" + dialed +
	    "&ApiExtension=" + apiExtensionId +
	    "&CallerId=" + callerId +
	    "&CallerDisplayName=" + callerDisplayName +
	    "&Url=" + url +
	    "&ErrorUrl=" + errorUrl);
    return View("Index");
Code 3 - Method for creating a call

Read more about the commands and its parameters at the following page. Use your own address of PBX as the first parameter of SendRequest.

If you are ready with the examples above, execute the MakeCall method with the right parameters for instance as in the example below:

public class HomeController : Controller
	public ActionResult Index()
		MakeCall("9000", "1001", "777", "Joe", "http://yoursite.com/Main/OutGoingCallResponse", "http://yoursite.com/Main/HandleError")  	
		return View();

Code 4 - Example use of MakeCall method

With these steps you have done the basics of the call creating in ASP.NET.

5. Receive SMS message

Receiving SMS messages, like receiving voice calls, is possible with API Extension notification. At the URL of API Extension Notification, Incoming Message URL shows the method what will be called, when the API Extension receives an SMS. This method can be look like as the following method:

public void ReceiveSMS(string notificationName, string sender, string recipient, string iD, string apiExtension, string message)
        using (var fs = new FileStream("c:\\IncomingMessages.txt", FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.Read))
            using (var writer = new StreamWriter(fs))
                     "NotificationName:" + notificationName +
                     ";Sender:" + sender +
                     ";Recipient:" + recipient +
                     ";ID:" + iD +
                     ";ApiExtension:" + apiExtension +
                     "Message:" + message + "\n");

Code 5 - Receiving incoming SMS request, writing SMS to file

Every time when the API Extension will send a request to the ReceiveSMS method, the parameters of the request (e.g. the message itself) will be written into a file.

6. Send SMS message

Sending SMS message is similar to making a call. With the SendSMS HTTP Command it is possible to send a request (with the parameters of the SMS) to the configured HTTP API Extension. This Extension will forward your message to the Recipient. After the recipient has got the messages, your Service Provider will send back a delivery report (some Service Provider does not support that feature) to you, verifying the successful SMS sending. See the example method below, what will compose the SendSMS command, and call the SendRequest method:

public ActionResult SendSMS(string apiExtensionId, string sender, string recipient, string message, string deliveryReportURL)
        sendHttpRequest = new SendHttpRequest();
    					  "http://ozekixepbx.ip:7780/", "?Command=SendSms" +
                          "&ApiExtension=" + apiExtensionId +
                          "&Sender=" + sender +
                          "&Recipient=" + recipient +
                          "&Message=" + message +
                          "&DeliveryReportURL=" + deliveryReportURL);
        return View("Index");
Code 6 - Method for sending and SMS

The method above can be used this way, too:

public class HomeController : Controller
	public ActionResult Index()
		SendSMS("9000", "+987654321", "+123456789", "This is a test message", "http://yoursite.com/Main/DeliveryReport");       	
		return View();
Code 7 - Example use of SendSMS method

Read more about the SendSMS command and its parameters at the following page Meanwhile studying this guide, it is remarkable, that the deliveryReport parameter is an URL, in this case another method in your application. This method will be called by HTTP API, when a delivery report is arrived from your Service Provider. This method can be very simple for example writes all of the parameters into a file.

Part 2: ASP.NET example on recording VoIP calls, call routing

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at  info@ozekiphone.com

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