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IsOnline and BuddyIcon

Topics: Developer Forum
Sep 9, 2008 at 5:32 PM
Thank you very much for this great library.  It is very easy to use; getting persons contacts and downloading photos is a snap.

However, I have two questions:
  1. FlickrNet.Contact.IsOnline seems to always be 0; how do I determine if someone is online?
  2. How do I find and retrieve a persons Flickr BuddyIcon?
Thank you for your help.
Sep 10, 2008 at 7:47 AM
IsOnline is redundant - its a hold over from the site that Flickr was based on, which never really took off - so basically there is no way to tell if a user is online.

The BuddyIcon for a user is calculated by using the information in this page: here. If you call PeopleGetInfo then that object returned should have a BuddyIcon property (if it doesn't then it should have).
Sep 11, 2008 at 12:18 AM

Thank you; that works great.  There are so many APIs that it is difficult to find the right one but that is a good problem to have.

Dick Heuser