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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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PHP 5 + COM + Skype Help Wanted

This is a help wanted ad. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

I’m trying to use PHP 5.2 to talk to Skype via the COM extension and Skype4COM interface.

I’m using this example from the Skype Forum, but I get a COM exception of “Skype client is not installed.”

However, I do have Skype on my machine and I’m not the only one with this problem, so I don’t think I’m completely crazy.

Unfortunately, I don’t normally develop on Windows or Skype, so it’s very hard for me to debug the COM extension. If anyone has some pointers on where I should start, it would be very useful. Thanks!

There Are 4 Responses So Far. »

  1. Have you tried to create a com-object of skype via the WSH, Visual Basic or C#?
    Perhaps the com-extension is not properly registered in the windows-registry?!

  2. Adam – I got it to work. Please see my comments here.

  3. Hi Jaanus I am Christo. Please let me know how to integrate Skype chat with a PHP code. Our client needs Skype chat to be integrated with his website.

  4. Same problem.. .solutions???