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Paypal API Integration into ASP.Net Web Site

Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:35 PM

I currently am working on implementing an eCommerce site. I would like to integrate the PayPal API but I am having some trouble figuring out where to start.

I have downloaded the Named Value Pair SDK from this page.

I was able to compile and run the example project by deleting the outdated csproj file and just opening the whole directory as a web site. I have been studying the code and some similar questions in other forums and am starting to understand this a bit but I must admit I'm a bit overwhelmed.

If one wants to integrate the API into a solution, which files need to be included? I see several DLLs and a few Classes which seem necessary, but also a ton of other files. I can't seem to figure out which are "examples" and which ones are required for the API to function correctly.

I need to accomplish the following:
- Checkout by entering credit card info on site (Website Payments Pro)
- Regular PayPal checkout and checkout Express (I have accomplished this through a basic form, but I assume there is a more elegant way to perform this via the API?)
- Notification by PayPal on status of payment so that local order information can be updated.

Sorry if this seems a bit jumbled but I admit I am new to this type of thing.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Paypal API Integration into ASP.Net Web Site

Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:57 PM

View PostZack Rose, on 21 October 2010 - 03:35 PM, said:

If one wants to integrate the API into a solution, which files need to be included?

You need only pass your PayPal API variable values to the cmd URL.

The one requirement to use PayPal API is you must enable it in your PayPal user id.
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Re: Paypal API Integration into ASP.Net Web Site

Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:05 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 21 October 2010 - 01:57 PM, said:

View PostZack Rose, on 21 October 2010 - 03:35 PM, said:

If one wants to integrate the API into a solution, which files need to be included?

You need only pass your PayPal API variable values to the cmd URL.

The one requirement to use PayPal API is you must enable it in your PayPal user id.


Yes I have a sandbox account and have enabled the API and have the necessary identification information. I just noticed in their sample solution a namespace and series of classes and code that seems as if it was used for interacting with the API by including it in your solution. Is none of this necessary? I thought if anything it would make the communication process a bit more abstracted and simple.

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