This post is next in series of our exploration of Google Data API library. We have learnt what Google Data API is and what is needed to get started with it in first
part. In second
part we learn how to read Album titles from Picasa Web with Google Data API. In third
part of the series we learn to read interesting attributes of Albums such as number of photo stored in each web album, author of the each of the album and data size of each album. In fourth part we learnt how to create a new Picasa web album through Google Data API.
In this post we will use Googe Data API i.e. GData to upload an image to our newly created web album thorugh our .NET client interface
To upload an Image to Picasa web album, we need Album ID. To get the album ID of our newly created web album, all we need is to go to our Picasa web account and open the newly created Album. Remember we created a new Album “Google is the Best” in our last post. I open the web Album. Since it has no images so the album was blank. The status bar of the chrome browser shows absolute path of the web album URL when you hover your mouse over RSS link. The path is in form https://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user//albumid//XXX
The albumid part of the URL is followed by album ID of the web album we are exploring.
In our .NET interface, I have added a new button “Upload Image”. After clicking on this button, the images will be uploaded to our Picasa web album.
I have following image in my C:\Temp folder which I will be uploading to “Google is the Best” Picasa web album, which we created in our last post.
The .NET code snippet on this button is following. Please remember the code is purely for demonstration purpose; the error handling or coding best practises are not shown here.
private void button4_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
PicasaService myPicasa = new PicasaService("Vikash-Test-Picasa");
//Passing GMail credentials(EmailID and Password)
//User ID and AlbumID has been used to create new URL
Uri newURI=new Uri(PicasaQuery.CreatePicasaUri("abc","5737335314773942337"));
//Image path which we are uploading
System.IO.FileInfo newFile=new System.IO.FileInfo("C:\\006. Temp\\PicasaTest.jpg");
PicasaEntry newEntry=(PicasaEntry) myPicasa.Insert(newURI,neFStream,"Image/jpeg","Test");
System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Image has been uploaded");
After running the form I clicked on upload image button and the code run successfully and shows message "Image has been uploaded”"
The next thing I did was click on button “Get Picasa Web Album Name” button and it fetches all the album name, number of images in each web album etc. The newly created web album “Google is the Best” is now showing one image into it.
I log into my Picasa web account and sure enough the image was right up there.
With this we have completed our objective to upload an image to Picasa web album through our .NET client interface.
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