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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
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
ConnectionType Enumeration
FileStatus Enumeration
CloseApp Method
Channel Object
OnAppClose Event
OnDataError Event
OnDataReceived Event
OnFileProgress Event (Restricted)
OnFileReceived Event (Restricted)
OnIMReceived Event (Restricted)
OnRemoteAppClosed Event
OnRemoteAppLoaded Event
OnSendFileCancelled Event (Restricted)
OnTypeChanged Event
CancelSendFile Method (Restricted)
EnterIM Method (Restricted)
Initialize Method
SendData Method
SendFile Method (Restricted)
SendIM Method (Restricted)
SendIMAsUser Method (Restricted)
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
Error ListCommandsRelying Party SuiteSpotlife
XMPPHTTP GatewayTabsActivities
Development ToolsMSNP Grid
PolygamyURLs used by MSN
Protocol Versions
Version 21
Version 18
Version 16
Version 15
Version 14
Version 13
Version 12
Version 11
Version 9
Version 8
Version 2
IntroductionP2PObject DescriptorDisplay PicturesFile Transfer
Microsoft Messenger for Mac

Permission Flags - SendFile

If an application has the SendFile flag enabled in the MSN® Messenger Activity directory, then additional methods, events, and one property are available to the Channel object. The methods are SendFile and CancelSendFile. The events are OnFileReceived and OnSendFileCancelled. The property is FileInfo. Using these features, an application can transfer files to the remote computer. Only send operations are allowed; an application cannot request files from a remote computer.

Using the SendFile method and an ActiveX® control that is able to read the contents of a file on the local computer, an application can send a file to the remote computer.

Using the CancelSendFile method, a file transfer can be canceled. A file transfer in progress can be canceled by either the local application or the remote application. If a file is queued for transfer, it can be canceled by the local application.

The OnFileReceived event is fired when a file has been received from the remote application. An ActiveX control is required to save the file, since this action interacts with the local file system. Consequently, the ActiveX permission flag must also be enabled to host this control.

The OnSendFileCancelled event is fired when a file transfer is canceled, either because the local application or the remote application called the SendFileCancel method or because of an error.

The FileInfo property returns a FileInfo object. The FileInfo object contains a list of properties that describe a file transfer, including the file path and size.

An application must be able to demonstrate a need for the ability to send files to the remote application to be considered for this permission flag.

This permission flag might be useful for an application that allows users to share pictures or other files.