techno techno - 1 month ago 14
C# Question

Creating a FaceBook Like Button for C# Winforms Desktop Application

I want to link my winforms application to Facebook fanpage,So that a +1 is added when the user clicks the Like button on the Form .How can do it in C# winforms.Is it possible by invoking a URL.


You can get some LIKE button code: it will give you a few options, then you have a choice of delivery formats - choose IFRAME.

you'll get something that looks like this:

<iframe src="//;send=false&amp;layout=standard&amp;width=450&amp;show_faces=false&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;font&amp;height=35" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:35px;" allowTransparency="true">

You are only interested in the src and the dimensions.

In your winforms application you can host a webbrowser control size it to the dimensions and point it at the src - this will give you an embedded facebook like button.

Facebook allows people to Like URLs, so you'll need to provide one - in my example it's, but anything should do and by varying the href part of the src url you can let people like any part of the application.