Guidelines and Limitations

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.

These are general guidelines when you work with Windows Live Messenger Connect by using the JavaScript library.

  • The Messenger Connect JavaScript Library supports these data types: contacts, profiles, categories, and activities.
  • The loader.js is a compacted form of JavaScript with the whitespace removed; therefore, it is difficult to read. If you want to debug your application, use the debug version of the loader (, which is more readable.
  • When you load your contacts, only the first 100 contacts are fetched. If you have a larger contacts collection, you need to use the paging pattern to fetch your contacts. For an example, see Working with Large Contact Collections.