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MSNP Protocol
Activity SDK
Introduction to the MSN Messenger Activity API
Key Requirements for a MSN Messenger Activity
Introduction to MSN Messenger Activity API
Overview of MSN Messenger Activity API
Activities Menu
System Requirements
Standard vs. Advanced Applications
Supported Countries and Languages
MSN Messenger Activity API Support
Copyright Information
Glossary
MSN Messenger Activity API Process
MSN Messenger Activity Process Overview
Supporting Documentation
Requesting Usage of Special Permissions
Submitting Pre-compliance Testing Results
MSN Requirements for Developing an Activity API Application
Additional Activity API Application Development Requirements
Selecting Development Options
Activity API Restrictions
Developing a MSN Messenger Activity
Development Considerations
Getting Started
Required Definitions
Document Body Basics
Single-User Application
Multiuser Application
Designing MSN Messenger Activity Graphics
Testing an Activity
Testing Overview
The Local XML File
Test Environment Setup
Increasing MSN Messenger Activity Usage
Understanding How to Increase Activity Usage with MSN
Design Considerations for Increased Activity Usage
Calling the MSN Messenger Client Directly
Calling the MSN Messenger Client from a URL
Using the MSN Messenger Variables
Technical Reference
Obtaining Access to Restricted Features
Permission Flags
ActiveX Flag
EnableIP Flag
PassportSiteID Flag
ReceiveIM Flag
ReplaceIM Flag
SendFile Flag
SendIM Flag
UserProperties Flag
The Activity Object Model
Enumerations
ConnectionType Enumeration
FileStatus Enumeration
Methods
CloseApp Method
Objects
Channel Object
Events
OnAppClose Event
OnDataError Event
OnDataReceived Event
OnFileProgress Event (Restricted)
OnFileReceived Event (Restricted)
OnIMReceived Event (Restricted)
OnRemoteAppClosed Event
OnRemoteAppLoaded Event
OnSendFileCancelled Event (Restricted)
OnTypeChanged Event
Methods
CancelSendFile Method (Restricted)
EnterIM Method (Restricted)
Initialize Method
SendData Method
SendFile Method (Restricted)
SendIM Method (Restricted)
SendIMAsUser Method (Restricted)
Properties
Data Property
Error Property
FileInfo Property (Restricted)
Type Property
IM (read-only) Property (Restricted)
IM (read-write) Property (Restricted)
Error Object
Type Property
Data Property
FileInfo Object
Path Property
Size Property
Progress Property
Incoming Property
Status Property
Messenger Object
Options Method
Phone Method
User Object
EMail Property (Restricted)
GlobalIP Property (Restricted)
LocalIP Property (Restricted)
Name Property (Restricted)
PUID Property (Restricted)
Users Collection
Item Method
_NewEnum Method
Count Property
Me Property
Inviter Property
Overview
IntroductionTermsClients
Reference
Error ListCommandsRelaying Party SuiteSpotlife
Services
XMPPHTTP GatewayTabsActivities
Documentation
Development ToolsMSNP Grid
PolygamyURLs used by MSN
Documents
Protocol Versions
Version 21
Version 18
Version 16
Version 15
Version 14
Version 13
Version 12
Version 11
Version 9
Version 8
MSNC
IntroductionP2PObject DescriptorDisplay PicturesFile Transfer
Scenarios
Microsoft Messenger for Mac
MSNP on WebTV (MSNTV)

Glossary

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Activities—A button on the MSN® Messenger version 7.0 (and later) client toolbar that directs users to applications identified as Activities.

Activity—A script-driven Web page that uses the Activity API object model.

Activity Window —The portion of the MSN Messenger Conversation window in which a script-driven Web page that uses the Activity API object model runs.

AppID—One of two optional parameters that can be passed to the ActiveX® control that invokes an Activity within MSN Messenger.



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buddy list— See Contact List.

BOT—One of two optional parameters that can be passed to the ActiveX control that invokes an Activity within MSN Messenger.



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Chat History—The display of instant messages that have been sent and received; part of the MSN Messenger Conversation window.

Contact List—The main display of the MSN Messenger client; it displays your list of family, friends, and coworkers who also use Messenger.

conversant—A user who is participating in a conversation.

Conversation window—The window that displays Chat History; it opens when a user invites another user to an instant message conversation. This window can also display webcam images and an Activity when these features are active.



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DHTML—A method of rendering HTML that can be manipulated using scripting and the Document Object Model (DOM).

direct connection—The state that exists when two computers are addressable on the same network, and one computer can create a simple network connection to the other.



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emailID—One of two optional parameters that can be passed to the ActiveX control that invokes an Activity within MSN Messenger.

emoticon—A small image that displays in an instant message. A number of emoticons are provided with MSN Messenger; some are animated. Users can create their own custom images to include in instant messages.



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Games—A button on the MSN Messenger 7.0 (and later) client toolbar that directs users to applications identified as Games.



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indirect connection—The state that exists when two computers are not able to connect to each other because they are on different networks, or because one or both are behind a firewall or other network security device. The computers can still connect using a common switchboard server.

instant message (IM)—A text message that is sent immediately to another Messenger client or a mobile device.

invitation—A message sent to a remote user asking if he or she would like to participate in an activity, such as chat, a webcam conversation, or a game. The activity starts when the remote user accepts the invitation, typically by clicking Accept.


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Launch Site—The name of the button that appears in the standard toolbar of MSN Messenger 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2. Replaced with the Games or Activities buttons on the MSN Messenger 7.0. (and later) toolbar.



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Permission Flag—An element in the MSGRP2P.xml file that adds access to restricted features within an Activity.

PUID—The acronym for the Microsoft® .NET Passport Unique ID.



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switchboard server—A server that facilitates the connection between MSN Messenger users. These servers provide the connection for instant message conversations and for an Activity when the computers cannot create a direct network connection.



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test cloud—The portion of the Microsoft internal network that provides a subnetwork for testing Activityfunctionality.



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user—A person who uses MSN Messenger.



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