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Issues with Google OAuth 2.0 - Try to implement Google Spreadsheets API version 3.0 on Asp.net website

Last Modified: 2016-06-21
Hi guys, really need some help and advice here. I am planning to create a asp.net website that can read the data on my google sheets (private) and pull data from there to be shown on my website.

I created a new visual studio solution  for asp.net and c# and tried the first part of the codes on my page called WebForm1.

I followed everything on this page: https://developers.google.com/google-apps/spreadsheets/?hl=fr#authorizing_requests_with_oauth_20 -> Google Spreadsheets API version 3.0.

So i am trying out the first part, trying to get authenticated. Using OAuth 2.0.

I placed the CLIENT_ID, CLIENT_SECRET and REDIRECT_URI as per generated from https://code.google.com/apis/console. I have removed it for now.

However i am facing an error. This is the Error message i receive: error-value-cannot-be-null-para-name-acc
This is the code on my WebForm1.aspx.cs Page:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using Google.GData.Client;
using Google.GData.Spreadsheets;

namespace i555
    public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // STEP 1: Configure how to perform OAuth 2.0

            // TODO: Update the following information with that obtained from
            // https://code.google.com/apis/console. After registering
            // your application, these will be provided for you.

            string CLIENT_ID = "[REMOVE_FOR_NOW]";

            // This is the OAuth 2.0 Client Secret retrieved
            // above.  Be sure to store this value securely.  Leaking this
            // value would enable others to act on behalf of your application!
            string CLIENT_SECRET = "[REMOVE_FOR_NOW]";

            // Space separated list of scopes for which to request access.
            string SCOPE = "https://spreadsheets.google.com";

            // This is the Redirect URI for installed applications.
            // If you are building a web application, you have to set your
            // Redirect URI at https://code.google.com/apis/console.
            string REDIRECT_URI = "[REMOVE_FOR_NOW]";

            // STEP 2: Set up the OAuth 2.0 object

            // OAuth2Parameters holds all the parameters related to OAuth 2.0.
            OAuth2Parameters parameters = new OAuth2Parameters();

            // Set your OAuth 2.0 Client Id (which you can register at
            // https://code.google.com/apis/console).
            parameters.ClientId = CLIENT_ID;

            // Set your OAuth 2.0 Client Secret, which can be obtained at
            // https://code.google.com/apis/console.
            parameters.ClientSecret = CLIENT_SECRET;

            // Set your Redirect URI, which can be registered at
            // https://code.google.com/apis/console.
            parameters.RedirectUri = REDIRECT_URI;

            // STEP 3: Get the Authorization URL

            // Set the scope for this particular service.
            parameters.Scope = SCOPE;

            // Get the authorization url.  The user of your application must visit
            // this url in order to authorize with Google.  If you are building a
            // browser-based application, you can redirect the user to the authorization
            // url.
            string authorizationUrl = OAuthUtil.CreateOAuth2AuthorizationUrl(parameters);
            Console.WriteLine("Please visit the URL above to authorize your OAuth "
              + "request token.  Once that is complete, type in your access code to "
              + "continue...");
            parameters.AccessCode = Console.ReadLine();

            // STEP 4: Get the Access Token

            // Once the user authorizes with Google, the request token can be exchanged
            // for a long-lived access token.  If you are building a browser-based
            // application, you should parse the incoming request token from the url and
            // set it in OAuthParameters before calling GetAccessToken().
            string accessToken = parameters.AccessToken;
            Console.WriteLine("OAuth Access Token: " + accessToken);

            // STEP 5: Make an OAuth authorized request to Google

            // Initialize the variables needed to make the request
            GOAuth2RequestFactory requestFactory =
                new GOAuth2RequestFactory(null, "MySpreadsheetIntegration-v1", parameters);
            SpreadsheetsService service = new SpreadsheetsService("MySpreadsheetIntegration-v1");
            service.RequestFactory = requestFactory;

            // Make the request to Google
            // See other portions of this guide for code to put here...


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- Is my error due to the wrong SCOPE?
- Or could it be that i never enable some google APIs?

Hope to hear some advice. Thanks!
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