How To: Create A New Contact From Scratch Using ASP.NET API

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How To: Create A New Contact From Scratch Using ASP.NET API

This shows how to add a new Contact.


Most of the code is from the API and examples, with some changes for easier use.


To Delete a contact, I personally have a "Deleted" list - So I remove him from all lists, and add him to that one :p


This is still pretty buggy, but I hope it helps someone :)


 


// 3 usings From the API


using ConstantContactBO;

using ConstantContactUtility;

using UploadContactForm.App_Code;


 


    private void addContact(string email, string name, string surname, string listToAdd)

    {

        string[] emailAddress = new string[] { email };

        string nextChunkId;

        IList<Contact> list = Utility.SearchContactByEmail(AuthenticationData, emailAddress, out nextChunkId);

        if (list.Count == 0) // If the e-mail address doesn't exist

        {

            // Create new Contact

            Contact contact = GetContactInformation(email, name, surname, listToAdd);

            Utility.CreateNewContact(AuthenticationData, contact);

        }

        else

        {

            // Get his original details

            Contact c1 = Utility.GetContactDetailsById(AuthenticationData, list.Id);



            // Remove him from any list he was in

            Utility.RemoveContactFromAllLists(AuthenticationData, list.Id);



            // Update His Info

            c1.Name = name;

            c1.LastName = surname;



            // And re-add him

            ContactOptInList contactOptInList = new ContactOptInList();

            contactOptInList = new ContactOptInList();

            contactOptInList.ContactList = new ContactList(listToAdd);

            c1.ContactLists.Add(contactOptInList);

            Utility.UpdateContactSmallForm(AuthenticationData, c1);

        }

    }





    private AuthenticationData AuthenticationData

    {

        get

        {

            if (Session == null)

            {

                Session.Add("AuthenticationData", ConstantContact.AuthenticationData);

            }

            return (AuthenticationData)Session;

        }

    }





    private Contact GetContactInformation(string email, string name, string surname, string listToAdd)

    {

        Contact contact = new Contact();



        contact.EmailAddress = Server.HtmlEncode(email);

        contact.FirstName = Server.HtmlEncode(name);

        contact.LastName = Server.HtmlEncode(surname);



        ContactOptInList contactOptInList = new ContactOptInList();

        contactOptInList.ContactList = new ContactList(province);

        contact.ContactLists.Add(contactOptInList);



        return contact;

    }

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