Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Integrate Microsoft Lync 2010 to your .Net Application

- Mohankumar Deivasigamani
This post focus on the process to integrate Microsoft Lync 2010 to your .Net application.
Microsoft Lync is an instant messaging clients . It is a replacement for Windows Messenger and has added feature set that is mainly targeted towards corporate environments.

Note: For this tutorial I assume that you have Lync 2010 running on your machine. Also your machine has Visual Studio 2010.
So here we go with the steps for integration

Step 1: Download and install Lync SDK 2010 (free) on your machine.

Step 2: Open Visual Studio 2010 and create a “New Project”. Select a “WPF Application” template for this project.


Step 3: Lync SDK controls will be available in "Tool box", You can drag the control to your form. For example here I am using few controller like “MyPresenceChooser”, ContactSearch & ContactSearchResultList.

Step 4: Test your application by clicking “Run” from your Visual Studio. The output appears as below, where you see the Lync 2010 gets integrated to your application.

To make it more effective here below i am comparing the output of the application to the Lync 2010 installed in your machine.



So thats it for the basic integration and now you can start customizing and adding more stuffs with your code.


2 comments:

kristina said...
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kristina said...

The integration is done for what? Is it for to change and modification in features of Lync 2010? With out integration is it work distinctly as compare to messenger? Please clarify it.
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