Noob in terrible need of help!

Jul 23, 2007 at 9:10 AM
Edited Jul 23, 2007 at 9:29 AM
Hi all,

I'm trying to build an app that is basically the same as Free Gifts but with different content.
For things like pagination do i need to do this in an iframe or can it be accomplished with CanvasFBML?
Do I use a MySQL also for the content?
Also does anyone have some source code they could share to help teach me...?? (I can get through all the authentication stuff but the samples in the toolkit still kind of confuse me and i don't think they'd help to address the specific questions above).
Finally, in the samples, why does "FacebookWebSample" use just "Page" while "AspNetPlatformSample" uses "CanvasFBMLBasePage" etc.?

Many thanks and sorry for my knownothingness,
Kane
Jul 24, 2007 at 8:38 PM
Hi,

For pagination you can do this in an IFRAME or FBML. Depending on your requirements the pagination code will likely have to be created manually.

You will want to first decide if you want to develop using IFRAME or FBML.
For discussion on the pros and cons view the developer forum on facebook http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2205007948&topic=7310

To store your content you could use MySQL or Microsoft SQL database. Again there are pros and cons for both. this article may help http://www.tometasoftware.com/MySQL-5-vs-Microsoft-SQL-Server-2005.asp

FacebookWebSample is a demonstration of how to access the facebook API from an external website - although some have used this to load their content in facebook and manually write their own authentication logic.
The AspNetPlatformSample has two canvas page implementations CanvasFBMLBasePage for rendering FBML based content and CanvasIFrameBasePage for rendering content in IFRAME - both handle the authentication logic for you.

Hope that gets you going in the right direction.
Jul 25, 2007 at 12:27 AM
Thanks for that.
Any tips on how to do pagination with FBML?
Kane


bflood wrote:
Hi,

For pagination you can do this in an IFRAME or FBML. Depending on your requirements the pagination code will likely have to be created manually.

You will want to first decide if you want to develop using IFRAME or FBML.
For discussion on the pros and cons view the developer forum on facebook http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2205007948&topic=7310

To store your content you could use MySQL or Microsoft SQL database. Again there are pros and cons for both. this article may help http://www.tometasoftware.com/MySQL-5-vs-Microsoft-SQL-Server-2005.asp

FacebookWebSample is a demonstration of how to access the facebook API from an external website - although some have used this to load their content in facebook and manually write their own authentication logic.
The AspNetPlatformSample has two canvas page implementations CanvasFBMLBasePage for rendering FBML based content and CanvasIFrameBasePage for rendering content in IFRAME - both handle the authentication logic for you.

Hope that gets you going in the right direction.