Social Bookmarking Tool 1.0 is a very simple and easy to use tool for creating automatic hyperlinks as you might have seen already in quite a few blogger's entries...
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Once you click on them they automatically take you to the Social Bookmarking websites and the details in their forms are filled in accordingly. I wanted this process to be as simple as possible and hence decided to write this tool. You can freely distribute this tool, although I would be obliged if you could link to my blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/rahulso
This tool is pretty simple to configure.
In the install folder, there is a file called BookmarkerList.txt which looks like the following...
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As you might have noticed, it is in the way each of the website accepts the input from you while you try to bookmark the link. Now, in my code I am just reading the URL so that I could post it to that specific URL and pass on your hyperlink (which is captured from the Application's GUI along with your blog title). Same thing for passing TITLE. So, if you want to add a lot more links on your blog entries you can modify this file...
It is pretty simple and you can enhance your bookmarking site list pretty extensively and the GUI picks up the details automatically. It would be really nice if you could reply to my post with your favorite Social Bookmarking site's ways to accept data and I will incorporate them in my future versions! Let me know if you face any issues.
If you are using Windows Live Writer, you may do this in order to get started...
1. Save your blog "Post draft to weblog", but don’t publish it. This way you will get a URL
2. Once you have that blog entry created. Right click on that and say Copy Shortcut.
3. Now Open the Social Bookmarking Executable.
4. Add the copied URL
5. Add the Title
6. Generate Code
7. Copy code by hitting the button.
8. Modify your blog post using Live Writer but in HTML mode (View -> HTML)
9. Publish the blog.
10. You are all set!
All feedback is welcome 🙂