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SharpBox 1.2 - The DropBox API upgrade release
DropBox changed some details in the API and upgrade to version 1.0 a couple days ago. Together with the DropBox team it was possible to be the first open source project which is compatible with the new and more saver API version. The SharpBox 1.2 release brings the changes we made together into an official binary distribution. We decided to do a major release because of some breaking changes in the code. The most important change will be that the class ICloudStoragCredentials does not more exists. ......

Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:33 PM

SharpBox the first open source project which is compatible with DropBox REST API Version 1
Together with the DropBox team we finished our work to be compatible with the DropBox REST API version 1 (before the stable API version was 0). As long as DropBox not finished the beta programm everybody has to enable the new version manually in the DropBoxConfiguration object as follows: // set the api version to 1 ((DropBoxConfiguration)Conf... = DropBoxAPIVersion.V1; We plan to release an updated version of SharpBox at the day DropBox finishes the beta program. If you are interested ......

Posted On Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:37 PM

SharpBox 1.1 SR2
The new Service Release 2 of SharpBox 1.1 comes with support for many new storage providers, e.g. Strato HiDrive, CloudMe or FTP. In addition to that we are also proud to offer our library with SR2 via NuGet which allows to integrate the binaries and all dependencies in a new project very fast. Please use this URL to visit our NuGet gallery page: The following list will give you a brief overview about the changes in this service release: ......

Posted On Saturday, October 8, 2011 1:53 PM

Nuget for SharpBox
Nuget is an easy and fast way to get the latest updates of an open source project. All the time consuming integration work into your visual studio project is done nearly automatically. The upcoming service release 2 (SR2) of SharpBox 1.1 will support Nuget as a new distribution platform by default. Feel free to try it out with our pre-release of the SR2 and if you like it, vote for it to give us a little bit more visibility. Our Nuget package can be found here: ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:05 AM

Authorize your application at DropBox and get the approval for public use
We got a lots of questions how to implement the security access token generation process and how to build a valid way to get an approval from the DropBox team for applications which are implemented with the SharpBox library. Our latest tutorial describes all details how to get an approval for your DropBox application aligned to their terms of use. You will find the document on our tutorial page here: Just a couple of hints ......

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:28 PM

SharpBox project page refreshed
We refreshed the home of the SharpBox project to give all API consumers, vendors and new project members a more organized way to find project related information. In the next weeks we will add more detailed documentation pieces to close our gaps. Feel free to propose missing information so that we can work on that. The following picture gives an impression how the new website looks like: Please visit our new page on and if you like SharpBox vote for it with stars on codeplex ......

Posted On Sunday, September 25, 2011 6:25 PM

Virtual Shadow Copy Services - Create Shadow Copy
Einige Abende haben mich nun die icht mehr ganz so neuen Virtual Shadow Copy Services beschäftigt. Für alle die genauso wie ich eine Shadow Copy einer Partition anlegen wolle um mit ihrer Platte irgendetwas in einem stabilien Zustand zu bewerkstelligen sollte dieser Code hilfreich sein. Das Ziel des hier abgebildeten Codes soll es sein eine Virtual Shadow Copy einer Partition zu erzeugen und mit Hilfe von Win32-Apis auf diese zuzugreifen. Der Code beinhaltet natürlich viel zu wenig Error-Handling ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 9:07 PM

SharpBox 1.1 SR1
Our brand new and first service release for SharpBox 1.1 is out. This is the first release which follows the idea to deliver every 4 to 6 weeks a small service release with the latest bugfixes from the field. This release contains an important change for all storage provider developers. The assembly AppLimit.CloudComputing.Sha... contains all storage provider which are not part of the core API. This location should be a home for only a short period of time until the ......

Posted On Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:14 AM

NetSparkle 1.0.83 - fixes from the field and many new languages
The new NetSparkle release is available and includes many fixes from real life projects and a bunch of new languages. The following list gives a brief overview about the changes we did in 1.0.83: Feature: Support for forced unattended updates Feature: NetSparkle can install .exe files for wider installer support - Issue 15528 Feature: Support for Chinese (zh-CN) - thanks to jiangww_0924 Feature: Support for Spanish (es-MX) - thanks to manuelpeh Feature: Support for Italien (it) - thanks to ezioi ......

Posted On Thursday, August 11, 2011 12:08 AM

SharpBox 1.1 ready for production (updated)
Over 6 months ago we released SharpBox 1.0.3 our last bugfix and service release. In the last few months we were focused on reworking our library core to achieve a couple of simplicity and feature goals. The importants goals from my personal perspective were: Clear and stable service provider API which allows 3rd part vendors to implement new cloud storage protocols Adding a well working WebDAV client in our API core to support all the webdav base storage providers by default Bringing our different ......

Posted On Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:01 PM

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