PlayVideoActivity Class

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Creates an activity that indicates that a video was viewed.

Feature:  Microsoft.Live.Services
Namespace:  Microsoft.Live.Services

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Microsoft.Live.Services.PlayVideoActivity = function();


The PlayVideoActivity class is used to read or create an activity that indicates that a video was viewed. The arguments of the constructor method of the PlayVideoActivity class encapsulate all of the information needed to specify the video-played activity. To add a video activity, use the AddVideoActivity class.

For more information about the specification for this object type, see "Video" in Atom A.

A PlayVideoActivity object can contain one or more objects of class VideoActivityObject that describe the individual video activities. The video activity objects are accessed by use of the activityObjects property.

For more information about activities, see Activities Resource and Working with Activities (JavaScript)

The following example demonstrates how to add a video-played activity to an existing activity collection.

function playVideoActivity() {
    if (myActivitiesCollection) {
        var timestamp = (new Date()).toTimeString();
        var previewLink = '' + timestamp;
        var alternateLink = '';
        var title = "the video played"
        var videoActivityObject = new Microsoft.Live.Services.VideoActivityObject(previewLink, alternateLink, title);
        var playVideoActivity = new Microsoft.Live.Services.PlayVideoActivity([videoActivityObject], '');

	if (myActivitiesCollection.isValidType(playVideoActivity)) {
        else {
            alert('invalid play video activity');


Windows Live Messenger Connect

Supported in: 4.1

Internet Explorer 8.0, Internet Explorer 7.0, Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 3.6, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.0, Firefox 2.0, Firefox 1.5, Chrome 4.0, Chrome 3.0, Chrome 2.0, Chrome 1.0, Safari 4.0, Safari 3.0