April 30th, 2008 | Published in Google Code
We are happy to announce that we've just just released a new version of the .NET client library for Google Data APIs, based on the Atom Publishing Protocol. There are a lot of changes in this release, but the most notable changes are listed here.
Visual Studio Project Templates
It was never so easy to get going. When you use the setup program, 6 project templates are placed into your Visual Studio template folder. Now, just use "New Project" and pick the template you like. You get a minimal, but working Google Data API application. They use a common login dialog, log you in, and display the result in a listview. It's easy to start, easy to modify. If you choose the archive download, just copy the templates from the subversion repository to your Visual Studio installation.
Better Visual Studio integration
After installation, the Google .NET assemblies are now registered and they will show up in the "Add reference" dialog. No more searching your harddisk to find the just installed SDK.
.NET 2.0 and upwards
Support for .NET 1.1 was removed with this release. Generics and other features just make the SDK perform better, as well as rendering it easier to maintain-something that will help us in adding more features in the future. If you still need 1.1 support, you can use the older versions of the .NET client library.
Support for Google Contacts
There is a new objectmodel for the Google Contacts API, as well as a project template to get you going.
You can find the release here:
and if you happen to find bugs or have suggestions, please post them here: