Changing the Exception Handling for .NET adCenter API Examples

Just letting you know that we’ll be changing the exception handling in our adCenter examples for C# and Visual Basic to reflect the WCF recommended approach for exception handling. Please consider doing the same with your implementations if you are not already doing so. Currently our examples use try/catch/finally and release the client (call the…


Using the WCFTestClient Tool to Test Service Operations

Hello In case you didn’t know, Visual Studio ships a handy tool called WCFTestClient.exe that you should try. It’s a great tool for discovering and testing WSDL operations without writing any code. You can view the request and response messages in a formatted view or in XML. For details, see WCF Test Client (WcfTestClient.exe). There…


What do you honestly think of adCenter API?

Whether you’ve been using adCenter API since 2006, or just recently started, here’s your chance to provide feedback on your API experience. We want to know what you think works, what doesn’t and what you’d like to see more/less of in the future.  It’s your candid feedback that helps steer the planning of future releases,…


Sandbox still having issues

We are continuing to work on ongoing Sandbox issues. Currently the CustomerManagement service is not available, which means that the GetAccounts and CustomerSignup methods are not available. If you attempt to make a call to GetAccounts, you will receive “Unauthorized Access”. We hope to have this resolved soon, and apologies for the inconvenience. This only applies to the…


Sandbox+ Environment Down for Upgrade Today Monday 1/18/2010

The Sandbox+ API testing environment is currently undergoing an upgrade to bring it on par with recent enhancements in our Production environment. It should be back online later tonight. Apologies for the inconvenience. Jeff Dillon, API Support


Bing Ads V9 API Preview: Changes to Support Imported Enhanced Campaigns, Bulk Uploads and More

The next version of the Bing Ads API (version 9) will be generally available in September of 2013. This API will bring with it new functionality and improvements to existing features across Bing Ads web services including Bulk upload and download methods for campaign management which utilize comma separated values (CSV) and tab separated values…


API SSL Connection Reset Issue

Hi Microsoft Advertising adCenter API clients, generally those using the Java programming language, are receiving intermittent to frequent SSL connection reset error messages. We are working quickly to resolve this issue, and will post additional information here when available. We apologize for the inconvenience. Sincerely, Jeff Dillon, Microsoft adCenter API Support


Questions about adCenter API charges

We’ve had a variety of questions about access to adCenter API tokens in the forums and blog comments and in online communities that we monitor. Because our API program is currently still in a “pilot” phase, we have not made API tokens available to all users. Each request is reviewed for certain criteria. Users who…

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adCenter API tokens ? 3 types of tokens for different scenarios

If you have a history of high monthly expenditures on adCenter, you can get tokens to  access accounts programmatically via the adCenter API. If you want to have access to the adCenter API, then contact your adCenter account representative to discuss the nomination process. In addition to a user name and password, API users need…