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Windows Live Messenger Library

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The Windows Live Messenger Library is a client-side library for building Web-based applications that integrate with Windows Live Messenger. With the Windows Live Messenger Library, developers can build presence-enabled, instant messaging applications that Web site visitors can use to interact with each other and Windows Live Messenger client users.

The Messenger Library is written in C# and compiled into JavaScript by using Script#. Messenger Library applications can be written in C# with Script# or in JavaScript.

The Messenger Library can be used by Web sites that are hosted in any domain and that use cross-site API calls to the Windows Live Messenger service.

The following table describes the topics in this section.

What's New in the Windows Live Messenger Library

Summarizes new features and changes introduced in the current version

Developing with the Windows Live Messenger Library

Presents the fundamentals of developing applications that use the Windows Live Messenger Library, including step-by-step instructions for common tasks and unique programming conventions.

The use of the Windows Live Messenger Library is governed by the Terms of Use.

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