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Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

Some developers today tend to use Skypekit in their applications to make it more interactive with the user. Skype API is very awesome indeed but the problem is it is only available in C++, Java and Python. I can't understand why Microsoft didn't develop API for .NET so we can develop it in C# or VB.NET.

I'm one of those, I needed to embed Skype into my graduation project and after I paid the 5$ fees and downloaded the SDK and Runtime I was surprised when I found that there is no support for the .NET languages.

So, the only way I found is to convert C++ methods into a COM component then I can call it in C# using DLLImport. And I spent weeks trying to do this solution but all in vain.

A punch of errors came to my face when I tried to create a new C++ project away from their pre-made tutorials. I was very sad with this result.

I tried to do it in Python but for some reason the socket couldn't make the connection to Skype.

Then I found the solution and created a Full library that can be used directly in C# with the help of IKVM

http://www.codeproje...78/Skypekit-NET

I can consider this the first (non-official) Skypekit version for .NET till Microsoft releases the official version

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#2 Sergio Tapia  Icon User is offline

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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:51 AM

Hey thanks for sharing. :) You should edit your post title to something like ".NET C# Skype library" so it's more easily found by Google.
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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

I updated the title.
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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:10 AM

Thank you for your suggestion
This is better than the old title
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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

sorry for the necro but actually there is a such API for skype. I have used it before. And there are several simple tutorials on using it under C#.
http://developer.sky...ories/skype4com
and with a little google help you will get a lot of how to do the basic stuff with it
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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

View Postraziel_, on 27 March 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

sorry for the necro but actually there is a such API for skype. I have used it before. And there are several simple tutorials on using it under C#.
http://developer.sky...ories/skype4com
and with a little google help you will get a lot of how to do the basic stuff with it


FYI, Skype4COm only works when Skype is installed on client system and running as well
but Skypekit doesn't need skype installed
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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:46 AM

yes i should have made this point out.
don't get me wrong i don't want to be an ass :D
and good job on the library :)
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Re: Skypekit.NET -- .NET C# Skype library

Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

never mind
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