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How to get contact list of linked in using linked in username and password in asp.net

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i m using asp.net 3.5 and c#.net

i need to get all contact of linked in using username and password of linked in
is there any web service provide by linked in by which i can get contacts?

i all want xing contact in same way.

i got gmail,yahoo,rediff contact list using username and password of particulate but me not getting linked in and xing

Thanks
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by:JuckMan
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use the following link;

http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=press_releases_121007_2

I donot believe linked in programming API's are that popular yet; but they are going in a direction to compete with facebook. or email at developer@linkedin.com
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by:b0lsc0tt
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You can try to contact LinkedIn directly for info but you also need permission from them.  What you want to do is prohibited in their Terms of Use (see the Access to Service section).  We would not be able to help you with specifics of how to use a script, etc to get the info you want.

Let me know if you have a question or need more info.

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by:jbajaj
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well on
xing.com I can see linkedin.com as a part of the viral loop

Will mail LinkedIn developer
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b0lsc0tt earned 500 total points
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Unfortunately the Xing.com site has a similar prohibition in its Terms of Use.  You should contact Xing.com too if you want to see if they will allow you an exemption from the rule.

Of course not all sites do and there are ways to get info from web pages.  ASP.NET isn't my expertise but I believe the HttpWebRequest object (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.httpwebrequest.aspx) is commonly used to get page content (i.e. like ASPTear or PHP's cUrl).

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by:b0lsc0tt
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I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

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