Sunday, December 20, 2009

Using the API with a .NET C# Wrapper Is Finally Easy


I told you the library was underway, but I didn't thought it would be that soon.

I had to shorten URLs for one of my project and I decided to host my library on Google Code to make it available to everyone. Yes, I'm that nice ;)

Shortening with

I chose for this because Twitter decided to go with them for their official URL shortener service. So if they can handle Twitter, I guess they can handle me.

Using the library is pretty easy:

  1. Make sure you have an API key with sign for one up here.
  2. Download the .DLL (library) and the .CHM (documentation) here.
  3. Add a reference to the downloaded .DLL in your project.
  4. Shorten some URLs following these examples.

That's it, you can now easily turn any long URL to that form:

You can submit any bugs, issues or comments in the bitly-dot-net project hosted on Google Code.

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