Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Windows Live Photo Gallery Flickr Plug-in (C# Soup to Nuts sample)

Microsoft Downloads - Sample Flickr Plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery

“Sample Flickr Plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery
This plug-in supplements the Windows Live Photo Gallery SDK documentation.

Version: 5027.0908
Date Published: 9/17/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 1.2 MB - 2.5 MB*

To supplement the Windows Live Photo Gallery Publish SDK documentation, this fully functional publishing plug-in sample is available for download. This sample demonstrates end-to-end publishing plug-in functionality, illustrates plug-in best practices, and provides a set of reusable code that can be adapted to a variety of plug-in projects. The sample is implemented in C#, and is provided as a complete Visual Studio 2008 project. The "PluginSample.msi" download is the compiled version of the sample. The “PluginSampleSource.MSI” download is the working project for the sample and is intended only as a supplement to Microsoft Development Tools and/or on-line documentation.

Important notes:
This sample plug-in uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr.
The graphics included in this sample are provided as examples only, and may not be re-used or redistributed.


One of the coolest things about many of the Live tools (like my fav Windows Live Writer) is their extensibility. Being able to plug in new functionality adds an entirely new dimension to the tools, turning them from static “it is what it is” utilities into dynamic works in progress. (Wow… maybe I should get a job in marketing!  LOL… Okay, maybe not… ;)

I’m a little behind in the Live Wave 3 beta news (which officially started this morning), but this was the first I heard that the Live Photo Gallery had an SDK and a publish plug-in capability. That’s pretty cool…

BTW here’s the Windows Live Photo Gallery SDKs, brought to you via the new Photo  Gallery Dev site and Windows Live Photo & Video Blog - Next version of Windows Live.

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