Uploading to DropBox RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,

    I have a windows application which creates approx 10 folders onto a server. Then i copy various files into these folders. My client would now like to use Dropbox instead!

    I've had a look around on various sites but cannot fathom out what code i actually need to use.

    If anyone can point me in the direction then that would be great.

    I have the App key/secret and username/password.

    Many thanks


    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:17 PM

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  • Best to look at the API and note there are not VB.NET code samples, only C# but should be easy to do a conversion.


    This should they respond to vb.net


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    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:25 PM
  • Hi Karen,

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    I shall take a look at this and give it a go. I have limited skills but like a challenge!


    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:36 PM
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    Friday, August 23, 2019 9:04 AM
  • Good afternoon,

    I have looked at your link but still struggling.

    The DropBox API is installed and i've used the following code to make a start but something seems to be missing.

    Public Sub Main() Dim sourceFile As String = "C:\Users\rw\Desktop\Proximus_logo.png" Dim data As Byte() = File.ReadAllBytes(sourceFile) Dim RestClient As RestClient = New RestClient("https://content.dropboxapi.com/2/files/upload") Dim request As IRestRequest = New RestRequest(Method.POST) request.AddHeader("Content-Type", "application/octet-stream") request.AddHeader("Authorization", "Bearer <token>") request.Parameters.Clear() Dim meta As String = "{\ path\:/home/proximus_logo.png \mode\: add \ strict_conflict\:false,\autorename\: true,\mute\: false}" request.AddHeader("Dropbox-API-Arg", meta) ' request.AddHeader("Content-Length", fileLength.ToString()) ' request.AddParameter("path", "/home/proximus_logo.png") ' request.AddParameter("mode", "add") ' request.AddParameter("autorename", True) ' request.AddParameter("mute", False) ' request.AddParameter("strict_conflict", False) request.AddParameter("application/octet-stream", data, ParameterType.RequestBody) Dim response As RestResponse = RestClient.Execute(request) If response.IsSuccessful Then Console.WriteLine("SUCCESS: " & response.StatusDescription) Else Console.WriteLine("FAILED: " & response.StatusDescription) End If Console.WriteLine(response.Content) End Sub

    Sorry, i'm no expert at this and believe it just needs fine tuning to work. Does this need to be within a Class??



    Friday, September 13, 2019 12:14 PM