Testing the tech preview of WLW

I’ve just downloaded the latest version of Live Writer and the SDK for developing against it.

There’s a few changes to the UI of the new Writer application but by far my favourite is the tabbed interface for switching between views of your posts.

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One of the things in the SDK which has generated some interest so far are the new events that you can hook when developing Plug-ins for Writer.  There’s an event that you can handle prior to publishing and one which fires post-publishing too.  This potentially opens up many scenarios for adding value to markup prior to posting and doing things after you’ve posted – such as notifying your social networks that you’ve posted.

In fact the SDK comes with a sample Plug-in called Twitter Notify which sends a tweet after you’ve posted alerting your Twitter friends of your new post.  In fact, I’ve just installed it prior to writing this post, so if it worked, then a tweet should be appearing on my Twitter account shortly

 

Update: Sweet, it worked 🙂

Twitter Post

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~ by D on June 8, 2008.

5 Responses to “Testing the tech preview of WLW”

  1. ok – you sold me. Downloading…

  2. I just can\’t believe that it took a whole 4 minutes (from when I posted until you saw the post come through on Twitter) to sell you on it 🙂

  3. cool. Have you got a compiled version of the Twitter add-in Darren? Could you message me (on Spaces) if so?

  4. Hi Jamie, download the SDK, it contains a compiled version of the Twitter add-in:
     
        http://writerdevzone.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!FF912D98C958E9D3!170.entry

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