Contacts Resource

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.

The Contacts resource is composed of two collections: AllContacts and Categories. The AllContacts collection contains a list of all of the user's contacts; the Categories collection contains a list of all the categories. Each individual item in the AllContacts collection is a contact entry; each individual item in the Categories collection is a category entry.

For more information about managing contacts using Messenger Connect, see Contacts Overview.


For information about the components of the URI, see the URI element table in Resource Model Overview. For information about headers and global properties for operations on the resource level, see Resource Level Operations.


A GET request on a Contacts resource returns a list of collections (AllContacts and Categories).

  "BaseUri" : "http://[LocatorID.]<CID>/",
  "AllContactsLink" : "Contacts/AllContacts",
  "CategoriesLink" : "Contacts/Categories",
  "InvitationsLink" : "Contacts/Invitations"

The following topics provide details of the operations that are supported on a Contacts resource: