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Facebook Photo Picker

Posted on 2/24/2011

Today I'm going to show you how to make a photo picker with Facebook Graph Toolkit. A lot of Facebook applications need to access the users' photos, for example applications that process a user's photo into something interesting, like making a puzzle or some other special effects. Fortunately there's an easy way to do this in ASP.NET with Facebook Graph Toolkit. Let's take a look at the code first then I'll explain a bit. Below is the code of selecting a photo album: <asp:DataList ...

WebMatrix vs Visual Studio

Posted on 2/21/2011

Recently I came across this web development tool called WebMatrix. WebMatrix is the latest release of a web development and deployment tool by Microsoft. The first thought that came into my mind was, how is this compared to Visual Studio? I googled some results but they are all dated back to 2005. So how does the WebMatrix in 2011 differ from the Visual Studio? Today we're going to take a look at the major differences between the two. Despite what Microsoft claims about its IDE, I won't say one ...

Facebook Comment Box

Posted on 2/18/2011

A few days ago I was asked how to put a Comment Box in a page, so I thought it would be interesting to share it here. Anyway here's how it is done. Simply copy and paste the following code into somewhere in your <body> tag. <div id="fb-root"></div><script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#appId={appid} &amp;amp;xfbml=1" type="text/javascript"></script><fb:comments numposts="10" width="425" publish_feed="false"></fb:comments> <script type="text/javascript">     FB.init({         ...

Update to 0.8: email, publish photo and much more

Posted on 2/15/2011

Our Facebook Graph Toolkit has received another update to version 0.8. With more and more functions added to the library, we're moving from alpha stage to beta stage in this release. New features include: Graph Api objects: Group, Event Graph Api connections: likes, groups, events As some of you requested, there is a new field "email" in the User object. You can obtain a user's email by first prompting the email extended permission. You can also publish photos to Facebook directly in this ...

Upgraded site!

Posted on 2/13/2011

Welcome to the newly upgraded version of Computer Beacon. The previous three subdomains are now combined into one. There are also updates to the layout, so hopefully you can find information easier. Facebook Graph Toolkit 0.8 is coming soon with some really cool features. You'll be able to publish a photo to a user's wall, all in one line of code! And as usual, there are new Graph Api objects and connections as well. Remember to check the Blog frequently to stay tuned for updates!


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