Contents tagged with Windows Live Writer

  • Windows Live Writer Technical Preview released

    Posted by vasudev on June 3 2008, 11:12 AM. Posted in Windows Live Writer.

    Today Windows Live Writer released a Technical Preview that includes new and improved features.  

    This release is largely about updates to the Writer SDK, which now includes hooks for pre- and post-publish events. These updates are still experimental and these APIs are not stable--we may make changes based on your feedback that break plug-ins that use these new methods. However, we’re really excited about the new set of scenarios have been unlocked and look forward to hearing feedback from all of you Writer plug-in developers out there.

    For more details about the SDK, please see the blog post on Windows Live Dev.

    New Features

    You’ll also get an early look at some improvements and new features we’ve been working on:

    Video and Image Publishing Enhancements

    • Upload videos to Soapbox
    • Image cropping and tilting
    • Additional border styles
    • Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others)
    • Support for centering images

    Editing Enhancements

    • Auto Linking
    • Smart quotes/typographic characters
    • Word count

    UI Improvements

    • Revised main toolbar
    • Tabs for view switching
    • Improved category control with search/filtering

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  • Windows Live Writer Updated (KB 951125)

    Posted by vasudev on April 9 2008, 11:04 AM. Posted in Windows Live Writer.

     A new update for WIndows Live Writer has been released.This update is being distributed via Microsoft Update, so if you have chosen to have important updates automatically installed, you should receive this update automatically. If you aren't automatically getting updates, you can open Windows Update, check for updates, and the update will appear in the list of available updates.

    The update KB951125 fixes four problems that occur when Windows Live Writer publishes posts to Blogger.

    After the update has been successfully applied, the Windows Live Writer version number will be updated to 12.0.1370.325


    The update fixes the issues which involves uploading images to the Google Picasa service. This is the default setting for images that are published in Blogger.

    These issues were not documented earlier in Knowledge Base articles. 

    • An error occurs when you publish a post that contains images to Blogger:Because of a change in the Picasa image-hosting service, Windows Live Writer cannot publish posts to Blogger that contain images. Instead, you receive the following error message:

    File Upload Failed: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    This update restores the ability to upload images when you post to Blogger.

    • You cannot publish images to your Windows Live Writer album on Picasa if the folder already contains 500 images:If your Windows Live Writer album on Picasa contains 500 images when you try to upload images to your blog, you receive the following error message:

    File Upload Failed: The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.

    This update fixes the problem by creating a new Picasa album when the preexisting album becomes full.

    • When you click a thumbnail image to view a larger image, a file download box appears:When you click an image in a blog from the Blogger Web interface, the image typically appears in a new browser window. However, when you click an image that was published through Windows Live Writer, the file download box appears instead of a new browser window.This update fixes the problem for new posts by creating image links that display the image in a separate browser window.


    • Link to images that were previously published to a blog in the domain are broken when the blog is migrated to a custom domain:When you migrate a blog from the domain to a custom domain or you configure a blog to use FTP publishing, any images that were previously published to the blog through Windows Live Writer are missing from the blog and the links to the images are broken. This update fixes the problem for new posts by creating image links that work on both and on custom domains.