I had an idea for a new plugin for Live Writer, and that was basically a Live Spaces Photo Album Browser Plugin. What this would be is a plugin that will allow you to browse a Live Space’s photo album and insert a picture from that album. Now, something that I’ve started to do with my plugins when writing them is I will actually start off by writing a prototype application, a standalone program that will perform the functionality of the plugin (without the insert part), this allows me to more easily run and debug the plugin’s internal code before trying it with a plugin.
Now, this prototype is actually quite cool, so I’m going to actually release this as a little program for you all to just play with . I will most probably start making the plugin (and yes, improving the UI ) over the weekend and next week, and I am probably going to try and develop further with the prototype program, specifically, I’m going to try and develop it further using WPF and make it look all snazzy .
In the meantime, you can download the program and have a play with it in its current state. And for those of you who are really interested, for the first time, I’m going to do this program, and plugin, under opensource, so if you want to see the code behind it all (and there isn’t really that much to be honest), go to http://www.codeplex.com/WLSPhoto. Thoughts on this should be left as comments, or emailed to me at the usual address, wlm[at]scottisafool.co.uk. Just as a note, anyone using Windows Live One Care, when you first run the program, you will get an error, and then a firewall popup asking if you want to block or unblock the program. Just press unblock, and try it again.
Oh, just for information, I have stopped taking on new people as beta testers for the video plugin.