_keisari


Is it possible to instead of pulling the entire contact list just to pull certain contacts from the contactscontrol

E.g. I know this user has bla@hotmail.com in his contact list so by feeding the contactscontrol with a string/array/xml with this address in would I be able to display all the users contacts except bla@hotmail.com

Hope it makes sense since it would be very usefull.

/dennis :0)



Re: Displaying certain users with the contactscontrol?

Danny Thorpe MSFT


Hi Dennis,

No, there's currently no way to tell the contacts control to display a subset of the user's contacts.

Could you describe you're application scenario a bit more I'm curious how you would use this.

Note that contacts can be associated with groups within the Windows Live contacts database. You can see these in Messenger. The contacts control doesn't currently display groups, but that's on our to-do list. Would telling the contacts control to display only contacts that belong to a particular group fill your need (that would save you from having to send a potentially long list of data to filter on)

-Danny







Re: Displaying certain users with the contactscontrol?

_keisari

Thanks for your reply!

It's what I thought. The group display would be cool but is unfortunately not something I can use in this specific case.

My use for this feature is probably very specific but the idea is to let the user send an invitation to friends. The first time they use the service all users are shown but the subsequent times the people they've already sent the invitation to shouldn't be visible and only the people they haven't sent it to should be visible.

/dennis :0)






Re: Displaying certain users with the contactscontrol?

Danny Thorpe MSFT

Ah, ok. I see what you're after now.

I'll add that scenario to our wish list. There's a couple of interesting ways to approach it, but all of them require some additional work in the contacts control first.

What sort of timeline are you on

Thanks for the feedback!

-Danny






Re: Displaying certain users with the contactscontrol?

_keisari

Sounds very good.

My timeline is next week so don't worry about that. I'll just display the control as is and do the checking serverside. But it would be very cool if it could be implemented at some point in time as I and others probably could find many more uses for it especially in the activity window.

Thanks for your quick reply though!

/dennis :0)





Re: Displaying certain users with the contactscontrol?

Danny Thorpe MSFT

Ok, I'll bring the idea up at our next prioritization session.

Send me a link to your app (in email if you prefer) when you get it going. We'd love to see it!

-Danny