VideoActivityObject Class

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An instance of DataItem that provides programmatic access to video activity information.

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

The JavaScript Library for Windows Live Messenger Connect is built by using the Microsoft Ajax Library. Microsoft Ajax exposes a type system that enables you to add object-oriented capabilities to your JavaScript code. To learn more about creating, instantiating, and deriving from classes, see Creating Custom Client Script by Using the Microsoft Ajax Library.

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


An object of class VideoActivityObject is a programmatic representation of video content that is used to add video-related activities to an activity stream. The VideoActivityObject class is used in the initialization of both the AddVideoActivity and the PlayVideoActivity classes.

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

The following example demonstrates how to add a video activity to an existing activity collection. The VideoActivityObject object is used in the initialization of the AddVideoActivity object.

function addVideoActivity() {
    if (myActivitiesCollection) {
        var timestamp = (new Date()).toTimeString();
        var previewLink = '' + timestamp;
        var alternateLink = '';
        var title = "video title";
        var videoActivityObject = new Microsoft.Live.Services.VideoActivityObject(previewLink, alternateLink, title);
        videoActivityObject.set_description("video description");
        var videoActivity = new Microsoft.Live.Services.AddVideoActivity([videoActivityObject], '');
	if (myActivitiesCollection.isValidType(videoActivity)) {
        else {
            alert('invalid 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