Getting Started with Application Contacts (Messenger Connect)

Current information about Live Connect is now available in the Windows Live Developer Center. The information in the following sections is provided for legacy purposes only.

In this section, you learn how to use application contacts in your application.

To use application contact lists in your application:

  1. Get a Messenger Application Key (Messenger Connect).
  2. Define application contacts by using an Application Contact List (Messenger Connect).
  3. Enable users to view application contacts and interact with them by means of UI Controls and the Messenger Library.

By using application contacts, you can assign profile data, such as display names specific to your application. To learn how, see Working with Application Contacts (Messenger Connect).