Windows 8 app 4 SharePoint Online

When I decided to connect my Win8 app to SharePoint 2013 Online, the task seemed like a straightforward idea, all I wanted is to programmatically connect to SharePoint Online services but reality shows otherwise. I thought the answer could be found in one of WinRT’s capabilities integrating with online web services. after exploring this API for several days, unfortunately for me, still haven't got any answer. Then I decided It's time to take matters in hand and develop my own custom connector to SharePoint Online services.

Luckily for me I found this great article by Wictor Wilén explaining how to do active authentication to Office 365 and SharePoint Online using WCF. since the code sample provided was targeting framework 3.5, I tweaked it a little bit to work with framework 4.5 and it worked like a charm.

I developed Windows 8 app and integrated it with SharePoint Online 2013. The app will serve as a search and use The new Search REST API to pull data from SharePoint 2013 Search engine (FAST) and display it in our app.




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Last edited Nov 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM by choroshin, version 14