Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform – Official Support by Microsoft & Facebook

Official support from Facebook & Microsoft: the Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform.

Overview

To get started we recommend you download the SDK and refer to the "How to" guides and the Facebook Developer Wiki to get familiar with these new resources.

  1. Download the SDK.
  2. Refer to the detailed instructions on the Facebook Developer Wiki. Here are some important links to use as a starting point.

Facebook SDK Version 3.0 Notes

ASP.NET Development
ToolKit Content Folder
Facebook Platform
Other Platforms

 

Facebook Developer Toolkit 3.0 – ASP.NET MVC Sample

 

Facebook Developer Toolkit 3.0 – ASP.NET MVC Sample

It’s almost time for the long awaited release of the Facebook Developer Toolkit 3.0, the most awesomest release of the toolkit to date. The new version has great support for ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WinForms, WPF and basically any place you can run .NET.

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Facebook Developer Toolkit 3.0 – ASP.NET MVC Sample – Kevin Marshall’s Epic Work Blog for Awesome People

Facebook Connect, as Easy as 1 2 3

Today Facebook is launching the Facebook Connect Wizard and Playground -– tools that simplify the implementation process so that developers and non-developers alike can experience the benefits of Facebook Connect including increased traffic and site engagement.

The Power of Facebook Connect

Establishing a presence on the social Web requires fundamental building blocks. Facebook provides these essential tools, including identity for a great registration system, and immediate access to 300 million active global users. Facebook Connect gives entrepreneurs of all sizes — and with varying developer resources — the ability to build traffic efficiently through reaching a relevant audience, while offering an engaging user experience. From making the registration process easier for users, to bringing friends together, to gaining distribution from sharing back to Facebook, there are many benefits that come along with Facebook Connect, and facebook is focused on helping you optimize your website and service to provide a more social experience for users.

With the Connect Wizard, you can now incorporate Facebook Connect into your site in 3 easy steps.

Additionally, the Playground for Facebook Connect provides code samples for adding profile pictures, user names, and friends to your site. We will continue to add more code samples as we see more usage.

LINQ to FQL (Facebook Query Language)

 

LINQ to FQL is an open source project, sources, binaries and samples can be found at CodePlex. This library extends the Facebook Developer Toolkit.

Introduction

This library enables developers to use LINQ (.NET Language-Integrated Query) with Facebook instead of string based FQL queries. The main benefits for using this library are:

  • Type safety: queries are now typed and their syntax is verified during compilation.
  • Auto-complete now function when composing queries in Visual Studio.
  • Using Facebook / anonymous objects for query results.

Example: this following sample code retrieves the names and pictures of all of your friends.

var db = new FacebookDataContext();
var friendIDs = from friend in db.friend_info where friend.uid1 == db.uid select friend.uid2;
var friendDetails = from user in db.user where friendIDs.Contains(user.uid) select new { Name = user.name, Picture = user.pic_small };

Via CodeProject: LINQ to FQL (Facebook Query Language). Free source code and programming help

How to Integrate with Facebook Connect

 

How to Integrate with Facebook Connect

Bill Konrad

This article demonstrates how to integrate Facebook Connect into your existing site in just a few simple steps. It teaches the basics of integration with full sample code included for download.

Introduction

Facebook Connect is the newest offering from the Facebook team in their efforts to socially connect the web as we know it. The platform provides ‘social context’ to existing sites, allowing for Facebook notification of events that occur in third party platforms / sites. This is in contrast to the existing Facebook Application platform which focuses on internal applications rendered directly within the platform itself.

Via How to Integrate with Facebook Connect – Devtacular

How to Use the Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0

 

Visual Studio 2008 Facebook Starter Kit

Steve Trefethen developed a starter kit and good set of instructions for using the Toolkit. You can find his resources at his site, http://www.stevetrefethen.com/wiki/Facebook application development in ASP.NET.ashx.

How to Use the Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0

Bill Konrad
The Facebook Developer Toolkit project has just released version 2.0 of their ASP.NET API into the wild, so let’s go over the basics. In this article, we focus on creating an absolutely bare bones FBML application that leverages the API. Enjoy!

How to Use the Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 – SocialSnippets

 

How to Style an Application Like Facebook

Bill Konrad
In this article we will explore how we can style our Facebook application to look and feel like an extension of the Facebook platform. We will examine colors, fonts, dimensions and a few common design patterns utlized by the Facebook platform in our quest to fit in with the crowd. For more goto http://www.socialsnippets.com/snippets/how-to-style-an-application-like-facebook.aspx

Facebook Developers | Facebook Developers News

 

This JavaScript client library allows you to make Facebook API calls from any web site and makes it easy to create Ajax Facebook applications. Since the library does not require any server-side code on your server, you can now create a Facebook application that can be hosted on any web site that serves static HTML. An application that uses this client library should be registered as an iframe type. This applies to either iframe Facebook apps that users access through the Facebook web site or apps that users access directly on the app’s own web sites. Almost all Facebook APIs are supported.

Facebook Developers | Facebook Developers News

Flotzam – A Twitter, Facebook, Flickr & RSS Mash-up

 

image  Watch the flotsam and jetsam of data that you care about in this mash-up of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, Digg and RSS blogs. Using this simple application, you can configure what you want to watch and the speed in which you see it. Want to view what your Twitter friends are doing? Want to see the photos your friends have posted on Facebook? Or maybe their photos on Flickr, too? Download now and have all of your photos, Tweets, Diggs, Facebook invites & pokes and feeds come to you!

Being a WPF application, Flotzam can be easily restyled. From the enter/exit transitions for new items to the overall visual look and feel of the Flotzam interface, you can do almost anything you want just by tweaking the XAML mark-up.

Blog: http://flotzam.com/blog/

Source Code: http://flotzam.com/download/SourceCode/Flotzamsource.zip

Flotzam – A Twitter, Facebook, Flickr & RSS Mash-up

Coding4Fun Developer Resources for Visual Studio 2008

Coding4Fun Developer Kits!

  • The C4F Developer Kit is an offering of 20+ components and controls that offer developers a great opportunity to create cool, fun applications with technology that may be otherwise too complex or require countless hours of research and coding.  The toolkit hosts controls for things like Bluetooth, Speech, TAPI, Calendar and much, much more.  We’ve rolled this out on CodePlex (http://www.codeplex.com/c4fdevkit) to allow the community to share and add to it. 
    • e.g. Web Services
      Managed code wrappers for sites like:

      • Yahoo Traffic
      • Flickr
      • MySpace
      • Amazon.com
      • Craig’s List
      • Delicious
      • Digg
      • YouTube
      • And more
  • The C4F Vista P2P Toolkit offers developers the ability to create peer-to-peer applications for WinForms and WPF with no lines of codeBuilt on top of the WCF, we created a set of controls that developers simply drag ‘n drop on their design surface and simply select from the Smart Tags which pieces to hook up.  They have prebuilt controls for Chat, file sharing and streaming audio and video.  This too can be found on CodePlex (http://www.codeplex.com/c4fp2p). 
  • Finally, to bring the above apps & samples altogether, we’ve created the C4F Dashboard which is part of the C4F Developer Kit.  This simple WPF application allows developers to launch the samples, source code or documents for a single dashboard.  

Via Visual Studio 2008 is released and much more