Facebook Releases C# SDK

Recently Facebook announced the alpha release of their new C# SDK. This release marks the first C# SDK produced by Facebook, “built to meet the needs of the significant community of Facebook developers using C#”. The new C# SDK has several features, according to Andrew Gode who built it during a recent Facebook hackathon:

  • Works with both Web (ASP.NET) and desktop applications.
  • Uses OAuth 2.0 for authentication.
  • Supports a convenient way of making calls to the new Graph API using the OAuth 2.0 access token.

Notably, C# is a primary platform for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system. Facebook already has an iPhone and Android SDK, so a C# SDK fits well. No word from Facebook on whether this alpha release adheres to the differences between C# for Microsoft’s upcoming mobile operating system and its web/desktop counterpart.

Developers can access and download the Facebook C# SDK from Github today. As this is an alpha release, feedback and support are welcomed.

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3 Responses to “Facebook Releases C# SDK”

  1. Daniel Schaffer says:

    They’re calling it an SDK, but what’s there isn’t what I’d call a “development kit”. It’s really just a REST wrapper around the Graph API that uses OAuth. It’s great that Facebook is finally acknowledging the .NET developer community, but what’s currently available isn’t any more than anyone could accomplish in a couple hours, assuming you reuse any of the many existing JSON and REST libraries, which the author of this SDK didn’t.

  2. Mike says:

    Though Facebook refers to their various platform clients as SDKs (Android, iPhone, PHP, Python: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/), they are all more closely lightweight wrappers around Facebook’s Graph API. Even Facebook’s flagship PHP SDK is now bare-bones with the introduction of the Graph API.

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