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Tool Shed Tooltip #25 - Live Writer ... more than a blogging tool

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My browser-based blog posting tools are clunky and difficult to use - there's got to be an easier way! Also, Live Writer is more than a blogging tool. Learn how to post content to a portal!

Download Site: http://download.live.com/writer

Example Problem(s) it solves:

  • Easily include images (cut & paste) from capture tools like SnagIt  and Windows Snipping Tool
  • Compatible with a wide range of blog and content engines through the metaWeblog API
  • You can use WLW as a content provider for your own app thru SDK
Installation Notes:
  • Web installer always gets you the latest version, auto-updates
  • Choice of other Live tool installs: Messenger, Mail, and Photo Gallery

Usage Notes: Save draft and publish options

This is the fourth of Tool Shed Tooltips clips released from Episode 4 of the TV Show Russ Tool Shed presents... "It's All About The Tools" hosted by Russ Fustino and Co-Host Stan Schultes. Download code, ppt and demo script from http://code.msdn.com/toolshed for all episodes. Also, use the links on https://channel9.msdn.com/toolshed to download tools. Finally, check out some more great videos on the Developer Evangelist East site: https://channel9.msdn.com/dpeeast


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  • Vesuviusvesuvius Count Orlock

    Hello Russell,


    Channel 9 uses the metaweblog API, did you post using Windows Live Writer? If not, why not Wink

  • ivan_ivan_ g

    Live Writer is a great time saver indeed.

    But there are some problems. Like extra spaces between paragraphs when you post on blogspot sites, while it posts fine on live spaces.

  • Russell Fustinorfustino Russ' Tool Shed

    I'll have to add this to my list of things to do! Thanks for the idea on using this to post to channel 9. russ

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