Is this project still alive?

Sep 9, 2010 at 10:46 AM

I have a release coming up, and I've been using this library. I've noticed there have been no submits in the last few months.

Is this a dead project? If so, I need to move on to something else ASAP

Sep 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM

I've just gotten around to implementing the first one you suggested.

Thanks - the lack of activity on this project was too worrisome.

Sep 22, 2010 at 2:25 AM

The Facebook C# SDK is a very good alternative. I've been testing it extensively. 

Advantages:
- new auth methods work properly
- support for graph API and old rest API
- it's dynamic, so if facebook adds or changes an API method (which they always do) we don't have to wait for a developer to update the code.

V1 has now been released. Well done and thanks to ntotten the author.

Sep 22, 2010 at 7:01 PM
Edited Sep 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Does anybody know what is with official C# SDK ? I cannot find any example there and it seems to me still unfinished.

Can somebody suggest me which one from 2 mentioned above is better for classic ASP.NET web applications and which one has

bigger user base. Thank in advance !!

Developer
Sep 27, 2010 at 2:37 AM
Edited Sep 27, 2010 at 3:32 AM

I have worked on this project in the past and while it is pretty stable if you get latest source, it does not support many of the new features that Facebook has now with the graph, new signed request, etc. yet.  but it has worked great for us in the past.

Lately, I have been working on the Facebook C# SDK with ntotten, we both work for same company and it is a very stable sdk which supports all new the features of Facebook.  Our company has decided to make it more like the Facebook php version so that we have less issues in the future and can support newer features quickly without having to add .NET types everytime something changes.  It is modeled off of the Php framework facebook has so it is more dynamic in nature and a little bit more future proof.  Also it only works with .NET 4.0 right now, although we plan on providing support for .NET 3.5 very soon.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Sep 27, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Hello,

thank you for the info. With Facebook C# SDK, do you mean on:

1. http://github.com/facebook/csharp-sdk/

or

2. http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com/

Are these two the same SDK? Is it now Facebook official SDK or something like FDT?

From first link I cannot find any example for iFrame application. Can you please point

on some examples? Thanks in advance !!

Sep 28, 2010 at 1:59 AM
Edited Sep 28, 2010 at 2:06 AM

You can find out more about the offical Facebook SDK at Facebook developers website:

 

http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/395

 

Its in Alpha with a 9/21/2010 release date

 

The readme doc will post this codeplex site:

==== Facebook C# SDK ====

Website:

http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com

 The source code contains a MVC sample app project.  The libraries contain support for Silverlight.

 

They put the same project files up at http://github.com/facebook/csharp-sdk 

and

http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com

Oct 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM

The project at http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com is not the same as the official Facebook C# SDK. If you check out the code on the official project, it is actually just a very basic utility for calling the Rest and Graph apis. If you want a full featured SDK that handles authentication, contains error handling, MVC helpers, samples, and documentation you should really consider using the project at http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com

Oct 3, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Thank for this info. I was yesterday trying to work with Facebook C# SDK and worried about 2 cases.

1. Is it possible to use Facebook SDK with VB.NET? What is alternative for 'dynamic' keywork in VB.NET?

2. I seen the there are .net 3.5 solutions, but I wasn't able to compiled. It is support of for 3.5 finished?

As I know 'dynamic' keyword is from .net 4.0. What can I use in .net 3.5?

 

Also are there any example of classic asp.net website. I found just for asp.net mvc?

Thanks in advance!!

Oct 3, 2010 at 4:32 PM

@vatra The .Net 3.5 solution will be included in the next release of the SDK which will be sometime this week. As far as dynamic goes, if you are using .Net 4.0 with VB you can use dynamic objects like this:

Dim employee As Object
employee = New ExpandoObject()
employee.Name = "John Smith"
employee.Age = 33

See here for more examples: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.dynamic.expandoobject.aspx

 

If you are using .Net 3.5 then you can access the dynamic objects like they were an IDictionary(Of String, Object).

As of now we don't have an example of how to use the library with a asp.net WebForms app, but we will add it eventually. However, there really isnt going to be much difference. Just put the code that is in the controllers in your code behind files and you should be ready to go.

Oct 25, 2010 at 1:41 AM

We now have a .Net 3.5 build in the newest Facebook C# SDK release. You can download it here: http://facebooksdk.codeplex.com