Sometimes you just don’t need Complex. Skype Dialing

All I wanted to do was send a string to Skype and have it dial a phone number.

Search engines continuously gave me 500 lines of code solutions, mostly made by someone called Overlord where the comments about how you shouldn’t use his code was 4 to 5 times as long as the actual code itself.

Skype Kit
Dial a telephone number.

This is a very simple solution that gets rid of the prefix ([Skype:]) problems as well.

No this would not be a good enterprise solution, but for just dialing a telephone number from any app using your Skype account it does what others seem to require 100’s of lines of code to do.

public static void MakeUSSkypeCall(string areaCodePlusNumber)
var skypeUri = String.Format(“skype:+1{0}?call”, areaCodePlusNumber);
Process.Start(“\”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\””, skypeUri);


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