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Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available.  I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime!

I've made a few changes to this service after recieving quite a bit of traffic.  The first version was not functioning properly when dotnetreference@hotmail.com was added to someone's Contact List; thus, I've set up the service to automatically add the user to the service's Contact List (rather than simply allowing all messages.)  I've also added support for namespace listings (although the list is truncated to the first 20 classes due to MSN Messenger message length restrictions.)

I've also moved the service to another machine, that should be a bit more stable.  Enjoy!

Posted on Sunday, September 4, 2005 3:39 PM ASP.NET , C# , Technology | Back to top


Comments on this post: .NET Reference MSN Messenger Bot Update #1

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Nice one.
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<br>You know that any MSN client has a limit of 300 contacts?
Left by Wim Hollebrandse on Sep 04, 2005 5:04 PM

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Wim,
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<br>Thanks for the info - I didn't know of such a limitation. Based on this info, I tweaked the code to add users to the Contact List, set them to Allowed, and then remove them from the list. I've tested this out, and the service behaves as it should.
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<br>Thanks again for the info!
Left by Scott van Vliet on Sep 04, 2005 5:14 PM

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No worries - and that sounds like a neat solution to this problem.
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<br>I'm thinking of developing a bot too, using dotMSN, which is how I found out. ;)
Left by Wim Hollebrandse on Sep 04, 2005 5:21 PM

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I'm in the understanding that a contact list can only contain 150 items.
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<br>I have come across this limitation myself, but this could have been increased in the past.
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Left by Mischa Kroon on Sep 05, 2005 7:31 AM

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Offer to host this for you...
Left by Rex Winn on Sep 05, 2005 5:30 PM

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addContact() methodof dotmsn for 1.1 adds IDs in FL which has a limit and I cant make it to stop for not adding in contactList.How did you solve this?I want my contacts to be added in AL list only
Left by Adnan on Sep 20, 2006 11:23 AM

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Now, I understand how the process works. Thanks to all these ideas. - Paradise Home Improvement Charlotte
Left by Wallace Miller on Dec 16, 2016 10:17 AM

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