Xero API compiling the C# code sample from source for Private Applications


1. In a browser go to the XeroAPI/Xero-Net github site and "Download Zip"
2. Extract the zip file
3. Open Visual Studio and choose: File->Open/Project Solution
4. Navigate to the location where you unzipped the file
5. Choose the file "Xero.API.sln" and click open
6. Choose Build->Build Solution -this will generate the .dll files
7. Close the solution in Visual Studio: File->Close Solution
8. Create a new Project in Visual Studio: File->New->Project
9. Templates->Visual C#->Windows Desktop->Console Application
10. In "Solutions Explorer" window Right click on "References"



11. Choose "Add Reference" Choose "browse" on left menu


12. Press the "Browse" button bottom right




13.Navigate to the location of  the unzipped file then navigate deeper to Xero-Net-master->Xero.Api.Example.Applications->bin->Debug, select both the Xero.Api.dll & Xero.Api.Example.Applications.dll files and click "Add"



14. Make sure both are selected  in the "Reference Manager" list and click "Ok"

15. Now when you expand "references" you'll see Xero.Api & Xero.Api.Example.Applications in the list



16. Add the following lines to the top of your Program.cs file

using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
using Xero.Api;
using Xero.Api.Core;
using Xero.Api.Example.Applications;
using Xero.Api.Example.Applications.Private;
using Xero.Api.Infrastructure.OAuth;
using Xero.Api.Serialization;


17. Add the following code to your main() function - replace with your key locations, client Ids & Keys etc (if you need more help regarding creating the key/secret on api.xero.com see PHP - Xero API getting the PHP code sample working for Private Applications if you need help on creating the .pxf file and password see C# - Xero API getting the C# code sample working for Private Applications with NuGet

            // Private Application Sample
            X509Certificate2 cert = new X509Certificate2(@"C:OpenSSL-Win32binpublic_privatekey.pfx", "testitout");
            var private_app_api = new XeroCoreApi("https://api.xero.com", new PrivateAuthenticator(cert),
                new Consumer("XE7A2PCGHNEQZYTBKNNT05NAIECSXS", "ILCZGF2ME9CJDQYRZW0ADYI4UWYWBJ"), null,
                new DefaultMapper(), new DefaultMapper());        
            var org = private_app_api.Organisation;
            Console.WriteLine("Org Name: " + org.Name);
            var invoices = private_app_api.Invoices.OrderByDescending("Total").Find();
            Console.WriteLine("There are "+invoices.Count()+" Invoices, the 5 biggest are:");
            for (int i=0;i<5;i++)  //just print first 5 invoices for testing
            {
                var myinvoice = invoices.ElementAt(i);
                Console.WriteLine(myinvoice.Contact.Name + " " + myinvoice.Total);
            }
 /*           
             var invoices = private_app_api.Invoices
                 .ModifiedSince(new DateTime(2013, 1, 31))
                 .Where("Total > 3500.0")
                 .And("Total < 10000.0")
                 .Page(2)
                 .OrderByDescending("DueDate")
                 .Find();
            foreach (var myinvoice in invoices)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(myinvoice.Contact.Name + " " + myinvoice.Total);
            }
  */
            var user = new ApiUser { Name = Environment.MachineName };
 

18. Choose Debug->Start Without Debugging and you'll get the following popup



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