Extending the web interface....SDK?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are there any plans to release an SDK to extend the web interface.

    I have currently already done this myself.  I have taken photo gallery software and integrated it into remote web interface.  So now my users have Home, Remote, Shared, and a Gallery tab.  The shares folder to download is a nice interface to download but I wanted a smooth integrated look to a photo gallery instead of having a separate website setup.  I also wanted authentication to be seemless across the websites.  So my photo gallery is protected by the same authentication mechanism as everything else.

    I am not going to go into details on how I implemented this but I will say that it certainly would be nice if there was an SDK so developers could easily extend the functionality of the website.  My method is not easily maintainable because it will have to be updated everytime there is an update to the WHS software.

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    Friday, August 24, 2007 6:09 PM

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  • Hmm, looks interesting Smile

    I assume you reverse-engineered the web-interface files ?

    It would certainly be nice if there was an SDK, because there are many developers out there that want to create webservices, photo-galleries, etc. for the WHS and a seamless integration would be much better than just adding links to the homepage


    Greets, Alex

    Saturday, August 25, 2007 4:30 PM
  • I didn't use any tools that Microsoft doesn't provide on their website or that aren't in Visual Studios.  However ,I will say that currently my implementation is a mess.

    I am working to create an abstraction layer so that I can just read an xml configuration file to create new tabs and links.
    Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:16 PM