RasEntryDlgA function (rasdlg.h)

The RasEntryDlg function displays modal property sheets that allow a user to manipulate phone-book entries. If editing or copying an existing phone-book entry, the function displays a phone-book entry property sheet. The RasEntryDlg function returns when the user closes the property sheet.


BOOL RasEntryDlgA(
  [in] LPSTR          lpszPhonebook,
  [in] LPSTR          lpszEntry,


[in] lpszPhonebook

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the full path and file name of a phone-book (PBK) file. If this parameter is NULL, the function uses the current default phone-book file. The default phone-book file is the one selected by the user in the User Preferences property sheet of the Dial-Up Networking dialog box.

[in] lpszEntry

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the phone-book entry to edit, copy, or create.

If you are editing or copying an entry, this parameter is the name of an existing phone-book entry. If you are copying an entry, set the RASEDFLAG_CloneEntry flag in the dwFlags member of the RASENTRYDLG structure.

Note  The RASEDFLAG_CloneEntry flag has been deprecated, as of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. Instead, copy an entry by calling RasGetEntryProperties to get the entry and then calling RasSetEntryProperties to save the entry with a new name.
If you are creating an entry, this parameter is a default new entry name that the user can change. If this parameter is NULL, the function provides a default name. If you are creating an entry, set the RASEDFLAG_NewEntry flag in the dwFlags member of the RASENTRYDLG structure.

[in] lpInfo

Pointer to a RASENTRYDLG structure that specifies additional input and output parameters. The dwSize member of this structure must specify sizeof(RASENTRYDLG). Use the dwFlags member to indicate whether you are creating, editing, or copying an entry. If an error occurs, the dwError member returns an error code; otherwise, it returns zero.

Return value

If the user creates, copies, or edits a phone-book entry, the return value is TRUE. Otherwise, the function returns FALSE.

If an error occurs, RasEntryDlg sets the dwError member of the RASENTRYDLG structure to a value from Routing and Remote Access Error Codes or Winerror.h.


The RasCreatePhonebookEntry and RasEditPhonebookEntry functions call the RasEntryDlg function.

The following sample code brings up a property sheet to create a new entry. The lpszEntry variable specifies the default name for the new entry.

#include <windows.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include "ras.h"
#include "rasdlg.h"
#include <tchar.h>

DWORD __cdecl wmain(){

    BOOL nRet = TRUE;
    LPTSTR lpszEntry = L"EntryName";

    // Allocate heap memory and initialize RASENTRYDLG structure
    if (lpEntry == NULL){
        wprintf(L"HeapAlloc failed.\n");
        return 0;
    // The RASENTRYDLG->dwSize member has to be initialized or the RRAS APIs will fail below.
    lpEntry->dwSize = sizeof(RASENTRYDLG);
    lpEntry->dwFlags |= RASEDFLAG_NewEntry;

    // Create the new entry using a user dialog
    nRet = RasEntryDlg(NULL, lpszEntry, lpEntry);

    // Any error codes are returned in lpEntry
    dwRet = lpEntry->dwError;
    if (nRet == TRUE) {
        wprintf(L"New entry created: %s\n", lpEntry->szEntry);

        // Clean up: delete the new entry
        dwRet = RasDeleteEntry(NULL, lpszEntry);
        if (dwRet != ERROR_SUCCESS) {
            wprintf(L"RasDeleteEntry failed: Error = %d\n", dwRet);

    else {
        if (dwRet != ERROR_SUCCESS) {
            wprintf(L"RasEntryDlg failed: Error = %d\n", dwRet);
        else {
            wprintf(L"User pressed Cancel\n");

    HeapFree(GetProcessHeap(), 0, lpEntry);
    return 0;


The rasdlg.h header defines RASENTRYDLG as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header rasdlg.h
Library Rasdlg.lib
DLL Rasdlg.dll

See also





Remote Access Service (RAS) Overview

Remote Access Service Functions