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Skype4COM is an ActiveX component that represents the Skype API as objects, properties, commands, events and notifications. Skype4COM is used in ActiveX, Visual Studio, Delphi, PHP or JavaScript.

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// Create a Skype4COM object:
$skype = new COM("Skype4COM.Skype");

// Create a sink object:
$sink =& new _ISkypeEvents ();
$sink->convert = $skype->convert();

// Connect to the sink:
com_event_sink($skype, $sink, "_ISkypeEvents");

// Create a conversion object:
$convert = $skype->convert;
$convert->language = "en";

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  $skype->client()->start(true, true);

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