Friday, March 14, 2008

Writing Windows Live Writer Plugins, or want too? Then Scott has written an article just for you!

CodeMagazine - Developing Plugins for Windows Live Writer

"Before you can begin writing a plugin for Windows Live Writer (, you need to understand what it is and what it actually does. Windows Live Writer is a free desktop blog authoring tool from Microsoft that allows you to write an entry for your blog without having to be online and do it right from your desktop. Live Writer doesn’t just support Microsoft’s own blogging site (Windows Live Spaces), it supports a multitude of different blog engines: basically any that support the MetaWeblog API or Atom Publishing Protocol. This list includes Wordpress, Community Server, LiveJournal, and Blogger. You can write your blog entry in the style of your own blog as well because Live Writer downloads your blog style and uses it as a template.

Whether you’re someone just starting out with their first blog, or a seasoned pro, Windows Live Writer makes the blogging experience that much better. And the features that don’t come with the program can come in the form of plugins that add extra extensibility and improve the blogging experience even more.


Scott (aka Mr WLW Plugin) has a new Code Magazine article which is a must read if you want to write WLW Plugins
(or already have written them, but want to write better ones or go beyond a simple plugin... cough... like me... cough...)

The code snips are in C#, but easily translate to VB.

Oh yeah, this is going to be a Top of the List WLW Plugin Writing resource for a long while...

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