WP7DropBox library development

This has taken a little longer than I was hoping, but the library should now be in a usable state for many usage scenarios (in theory, all of the dropbox API functions have been implemented, apart from account() but that shouldn’t take long). There may be some bugs and issues, I don’t have time to test everything, but this is a working release

For the purposes of making downloads of files easier to manage, I’m now using a WebClient. filesget() now takes a DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler and OpenReadCompletedEventHandler as parameters, and these need to be handled appropriately (there’s a good example here of how to handle it).

Currently, it’s just the source, I’m uploading a prebuilt package soon.

I’ve also had a few questions about the license, it’s under GPL, but if you have an app that could benefit, and you’d rather not release source code, send me an email at l3v5y[at]live[dot]co[dot]uk, and I’ll probably say yes:)

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WP7Dropbox library is go!

In my original post on WP7Dropbox, I said I’d be releasing a library for anyone else that wants to integrate Twitter support in their app.


That time has come, and you can now download the library (and source code) from Codeplex. It’s under GPLv2, but contact me if your needs can’t be met under that license.

Currently, their are some functions missing (I’m working on them) but most things should be done soon.

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Something I’m currently working on is a DropBox client for WP7.IMG_2052

It integrates with the Pictures hub, and the Music+videos hub, so you can transfer media from DropBox to your device relatively seamlessly, though I’m working on adding the Office hub as well.

I’ll also be releasing a library+source code (that gets around the fact that WP7 doesn’t support synchronous web requests for some unknown reason), so you can integrate DropBox with any application you want.

There’s a bunch of pictures below.

Any feature requests?

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I’ve already posted this video on WMPU and a few other places, but want to have this site as a central location for all my random ramblings and applications, so here is an early version of my XKCD client for WP7.

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Playing around with WMAppManifest.xml

WP7 introduces a new file for applications packages (along with the XAP format). The WMAppManifest or WindowsPhoneManifest depending on whether it’s Silverlight or XNA is used to request permissions, and set up things like icons and the applications name in the Start Menu.

In WP7, there are two different places app names are displayed, the “home page”, and the “start menu”. This makes it a little annoying to change the name of your application, as when it’s “Pinned to Start” it’s not necessarily going to display as you’d expect.

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