Error : Unable to run the wmnew script...


#1

Hi all,

I’m new to Open AT. :confused:
My goal is to develop an application on Visual Basic.NET which will use wavecom library to send out SMS through Wavecom FASTTrack.
I’m not sure it can be done in Visual Basic.NET or not.

So, I’ve installed the Wavecom Open AT.
I’m trying to run the sample application through the Open AT Project Wizard.
However, i get this Error “Unable to run the wmnew script; Open-AT or Cygwin may not be correctly installed.”

My 2 questions are:

  1. How do i proceed from the error “Unable to run the wmnew script; Open-AT or Cygwin may not be correctly installed.”?
    When i did the installation, it was indicated that the Cygwin has already been installed with the * mark.
  2. How do i add a reference to the wavecom library in Visual Basic.NET. What file(s) do i need to look for?

Thanks.
swlim


#2

Hi swlim,
You just can develop your application on following environments:

  • Eclipse
  • Visual C++ 6.0
  • Visual C++ .NET 2002 or 2003

–> Visual Basic.NET can not use as the development environment for OpenAT. With Visual C++, .NET, you must install these program before install OpenAT.
Hope can help you.
ttt


#3

hi trthaithong,

thanks for the reply.
does it support visual c++ 2005 or only up to visual c++ 2003?
Because before i installed Open AT, i already had Visual Studio 2005 installed.

so, the error due to the fact that i do not have visual c++ 6/2002/2003 installed?

many thanks.
swlim


#4

Hi swlim,
It should be Visual C++ 6 up to 2003
ttt


#5

You don’t need Open-AT for that at all!

I’m sure it can - all you need to do is to send the appropriate AT Commands to the modem through a COM port.

Again, there is no need for that.

Open-AT is for writing applications to run inside the modem itself - you don’t need this.
You have a PC, and your application will run on the PC - you don’t need any intelligence in the modem.

In fact, you should consider whether you need a modem at all - there are plenty of services available for sending & receiving SMS without the need of any GSM modem…
For example: dialogue.co.uk/what_we_do/mo … messaging/


#6

Thanks awneil.
Appreciate it.

I can actually start work now. :slight_smile:

Btw, do you happen to know of any sample VB.net 2005/2008 codes to send the appropriate AT Commands to the modem through a COM port?


#7

I don’t but, as far as VB.net 2005/2008 is concerned, it’s just a matter of sending text to a COM port, and receiving text back from a COM port - so you really just need to look for standard COM port examples…

You could try:
codesearch.google.com
codeproject.com
msdn.microsoft.com
codeguru.com/
developer.com/
etc…