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HostForLIFE.eu Proudly Launches Scalable Enterprise Email Hosting - Italy

clock December 17, 2013 09:34 by author Administrator

 

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Enterprise Email is a great tool for communicating to existing customers, or individuals who know your organization well enough and have interest in opting-in to receive your e-mail. Your promotions, sales and offers get their attention, meet a need, and encourage them to do more business with you.  What e-mail marketing typically doesn’t do very effectively is attract the attention of new customers.

Robert Junior and Sophia Levine from HostForLIFE.eu say:
"Once a business has secured a domain name, we setup an email hosting account for them and they can choose any email account they wish.  Most popular email accounts for small business are sales, info and accounts, although it can be virtually anything once you own your own domain name." Robert says.

"I would expect that once more small business owners had the flexibility to mange their own email hosting, they would save money on their monthly internet costs because there are always cheaper deals being promoted. Of course email hosting does not replace your internet service, but it enables you to switch to a cheaper plan and not loose contact with your customers."  Sophia says.

"Our clients have found that they are able to save money on their internet services because once they no longer rely to manage their email, they can shop around for a better deal, save some money and take their Email Hosting with them.  Having your own domain name and email hosting also improves your business image far more that an ISP account or hotmail email address." Robert says.

"What many small business owners often struggle with is continuing to pay high internet service costs to keep their allocated ISP email address if they use their ISP email for their business.  What people do not realise is that if they were to purchase their own .com or etc domain name they have a unique email address like 'sales@hostforlife.eu'.  It means they can move to a cheaper ISP if they find a better deal and not risk losing contact with their business contacts." Sophia Says.

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Visual Studio UK Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Tutorial New API For Refreshing Data in LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013

clock December 17, 2013 07:47 by author Administrator

New API For Refreshing Data in LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013

You can get Visual Studio 2013 here: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/2013-downloads.

The Sample Project

When we open it up, it will be converted to the new Visual Studio 2013 format. However, to get it to run we have right-click on the first project

The API
The new refresh() API consists of  two methods that each return a Promise object.

  • Refresh()
    Asynchronously loads the first page of items into this collection and returns a promise that will be fulfilled when the first page is loaded. Existing results will be refreshed on the first page and subsequent pages unless load() is called again.
  • Refresh(navigationPropertyNames)
    Updates the entity with values from the data source if the entity
    is not changed.
    <param name="navigationPropertyNames" type="Array" optional="true">
    . An array of names of navigation properties to be included. An empty array means no properties will be included. If not specified, all reference properties are included.

Sample usage

  • Refresh the Order entity and its Customer, Employee, Shipper

        screen.Order.details.refresh();

  • Refresh only the Order entity

        screen.Order.details.refresh([]);

  • Refresh the Order entity and its Customer

        screen.Order.details.refresh(["Customer"]);

The Problem

Let’s say we have a field on the Order entity that is updated in the save pipeline when an associated OrderDetail record is updated.

In the OrderDetail record, the updating event looks like this:

We can update an OrderDetail record

Save the changes. But the time is unchanged on the screen (even though it has been updated in the database).

The Solution

We can instantly have the entity updated if we use the new refresh() method.

To do so requires us to implement our own code to open the edit screen (so we have an opportunity to implement the refresh code).
We select the Item Tap action for the Orders list.

Select Write my own method.

We then edit the code for the method we created.
We use the following code:

myapp.Main.Order_ItemTap_execute = function (screen) {
    myapp.showAddEditOrder(null, {
        beforeShown: function (addEditOrderScreen) {
            // Set the Order on the AddEditOrder screen
            // to the selected Order on the Main screen
            addEditOrderScreen.Order = screen.Orders.selectedItem;}
        },
        afterClosed: function (addEditScreen, navigationAction) {
            // If the user commits the change,
            // update the selected order on the Main screen
            if (navigationAction === msls.NavigateBackAction.commit) {
 // *****************************************
// The .refresh() method refreshes the Order
screen.Orders.selectedItem.details.refresh();
            }
        }
    });
};

When we update the record we will see the date instantly updated without the need to refresh the entire screen.



European Italy Umbraco Hosting :: Adding New Tab Under uCommerce Admin Sections in Umbraco 6.0.0

clock December 12, 2013 06:50 by author Administrator

What is uCommerce?

uCommerce is an e-commerce offering fully integrated with Umbraco for building online stores. With uCommerce and Umbraco you create unique and powerful e-commerce webshops fully customized to your client's requirements.

uCommerce is completely integrated with the Umbraco membership system. Configure whether you want customers created during checkout for login to review ordering history and more.

  • Use the Umbraco membership to stay in touch with with past customers.
  • Create profiles for your customers automatically when they buy
  • Segment customers using groups
  • View customer profiles in back office
  • Store additional information about your customer on their profile such as sign ups for newsletters
  • Search for customer profiles
  • Maintain e-mail templates with rich text editing capabilities
  • Control who can maintain your store

So, how to adding new tab under uCommerce Admin sections in Umbraco 6.0.0? Steps for adding new tab in uCommerce section :

1. Add new user control for custom tab view


To add new tab first create new user control in your website, go to website in visual studio add new user control where you want as per your defined directory structure. It is good to place new user control under /usercontrols folder in Umbraco website.

So the virtual path for newly created user control will be “../../../usercontrols/TestTab.ascx”.
Inherit newly created user control from Ucommerce.Presentation.Web.Controls.ViewEnabledControl<T>
The generic parameter T must be type of view which you want to load your user control to appear on. Most commonly used views and their types are discussed below.

So if you are inheriting your user control from any of these views you can register for following events.
event EventHandler<EntityCommandEventArgs<T>> Saving;
event EventHandler<EntityCommandEventArgs<T>> Saved;

event EventHandler<EntityCommandEventArgs<T>> Deleting;
event EventHandler<EntityCommandEventArgs<T>> Deleted;

2. Insert New Row For Tab in Database

In uCommerce uCommerce_AdminTab refers to uCommerce_AdminPage for parent page container of your tab(usercontrol). So you have to add your usercontrol entry into uCommerce_AdminTab table and should give the AdminPageId from uCommerceAdminPage table to select on which view or page you going to add your new tab. See the visuals



As per the information in the above table you can insert an entry into uCommerce_AdminTab table for new tab. Build your solution and your new tab is ready under the view you have selected.

Hide/Show custom tab for particular section


As explained earlier your new tab will be visible for view you have selected, Consider an example where you want to do some functionality Completed Orders (uCommerce >> Orders >> Completed Orders) and if you have followed above steps your new tab will be visible for all remaining sections like New Orders, Requires Attention etc.
To hide or show your tab for particular section only, implement ISection interface in your user control and set the Show property as per your requirement.
For ex:


So this will show your custom user control for Completed Orders only.



European HostForLIFE.eu Proudly Launches Entity Framework 6 with FREE Trial Hosting

clock December 11, 2013 06:31 by author Administrator

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Entity Framework 6 (EF6) is an object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. It eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write.

Entity Framework is now available and there are top features to consider in this minor release:

Features that come for free. These are capabilities that are part of the core. You don’t even have to know they’re there to benefit from them, much less learn any new coding.

Level-setting features. A major enhancement is that Code First now supports mapping to Stored Procedures, something that has been supported by models created in the designer.

Another change is more interesting. With EF6, the EF APIs have been extracted from the .NET Framework; they’re now completely encapsulated in the NuGet package.

EF Designer in this category. It has been moved out of Visual Studio as of the 2013 edition, and instead provided as an extension to Visual Studio.

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Visual Studio Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu - Spain :: Integrating PayPal With Visual Studio LightSwitch

clock December 10, 2013 05:35 by author Administrator

This example application shows how you can integrate a complex API such as PayPal Adaptive Payments with Visual Studio LightSwitch.

The Sample Application

You can test out the sample application at:

https://paypalstore.lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/HTMLClient/

(use your user name and password of your LightSwitchHelpWebsite.com account)

Note: All transactions are real and your PayPal account will be debited $2.00. However, please  do not complete a transaction and then reverse the charges, that will cause me quite a hassle.

A user can browse the available pictures and purchase a copy by clicking the Buy a Copy button.

  • They are taken to a page where they can click the Buy Now button.

  • They are taken to the PayPal site where they can pay.

  • They can use a credit card (if the merchant account has that option), check, or their PayPal account.

  • After making payment they see a confirmation.

 

  • They are taken back to the application, to the My Purchases page.

Clicking on a purchase record will take them to a page where they can download the picture, if the payment has cleared.

 

  • If the payment has not cleared, it will say so and display any error messages. Once payment has cleared this page will allow them to download the picture.

  • Any user can upload their own pictures, indicate that they are a Merchant, and enter their PayPal account.

An administrator can see and diagnose all transactions. The administrator is defined when the application is published using the Visual Studio LightSwitch publishing wizard.

The administrator PayPal account is also configured in the web.config file (this is covered in the next section).

The PayPal API

Also note, the PayPal IPN notifications, will only work if the application has been published using the using the Visual Studio LightSwitch publishing wizard and is at a location that can be reached by the PayPal servers.

 


The code in the sample LightSwitch application uses the PayPal Adaptive Payments Classic API: https://developer.paypal.com/webapps/developer/docs/classic/adaptive-payments/gs_AdaptivePayments/. You can get a complete overview of PayPal Adaptive Payments at this link: https://developer.paypal.com/webapps/developer/docs/classic/adaptive-payments/integration-guide/APIntro/.

Specifically it uses the Pay API call to make a parallel payment: https://developer.paypal.com/webapps/developer/docs/classic/api/adaptive-payments/Pay_API_Operation/.

It also uses the PayPal IPN Classic API to determine when a payment has been completed: https://developer.paypal.com/webapps/developer/docs/classic/products/instant-payment-notification/.

Running The Sample Application

  • You will also need to go to: https://apps.paypal.com to create a PayPal Classic Application (this is because at the time of this writing the Adaptive Payments API is not available using the newer REST Services API).

  • Create a new application. This will create a Sandbox ID that you will need to also put in the web.config of the sample app.

  • When you create your application, use the settings in the image above.

You will need to create PayPal Sandbox test accounts: https://developer.paypal.com/webapps/developer/docs/classic/lifecycle/ug_sandbox/#accounts

The merchant test account will need to be entered in the web.config of the LightSwitch application.

  • The sample transactions will need three accounts and no two can be the same so you will need to create two additional test accounts (besides the test merchant account that will be created for you) to use to test the application.

Open the sample LightSwitch application (available on the downloads page), switch to file view, and open the Web.config, and enter the values in the spaces marked ***.

The application should now work.

If it doesn’t work for you:

Also note: the PayPal IPN notifications will only work if the application has been published using the using the Visual Studio LightSwitch publishing wizard and is at a location that can be reached by the PayPal servers.

When the sample application was created, I used the PayPal Nuget package to install the needed binaries: https://www.nuget.org/packages/PayPalCoreSDK.

Exploring The Sample Application

The PayPal version adds additional tables and screens.

Note that important code is implemented to properly secure the PayPal tables:

     // PayPalPurchaseTransactions
        #region PayPalPurchaseTransactions
        partial void PayPalPurchaseTransactions_Filter(ref Expression<Func<PayPalPurchaseTransaction, bool>> filter)
        {
            // Only an Admin can see the entire table
            if (!(this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration)))
            {
                // Users can see any Transction where they are the buyer or the seller
                filter = e => e.PurchaserUserName == this.Application.User.Identity.Name
                    || e.SellerUserName == this.Application.User.Identity.Name;
            }
        }
        partial void PayPalPurchaseTransactions_Inserting(PayPalPurchaseTransaction entity)
        {
            // Set time and IP Address
            var context = System.Web.HttpContext.Current;
            entity.PurchaseTime = DateTime.Now;
            entity.PurchaseIPAddress = context.Request.UserHostAddress;
            // Payment Status is always set to Pending
            entity.payment_status = "Pending";
        }
        partial void PayPalPurchaseTransactions_Updating(PayPalPurchaseTransaction entity)
        {
            // An update can only be made by the orginal user
            if (!(entity.PurchaserUserName == this.Application.User.Identity.Name
                || entity.SellerUserName == this.Application.User.Identity.Name
                || this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration)))
            {
               throw new Exception(string.Format("Only buyer, seller or administrator can update!"));
            }
            // Payment Status is always set to Pending
            // IPN handler updated this value directly outside of oData
            entity.payment_status = "Pending";
        }
        partial void PayPalPurchaseTransactions_CanDelete(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        #endregion
        // PayPalIpnTransactions
        #region PayPalIpnTransactions
        partial void PayPalIpnTransactions_CanDelete(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        partial void PayPalIpnTransactions_CanInsert(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
           result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        partial void PayPalIpnTransactions_CanUpdate(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        partial void PayPalIpnTransactions_CanRead(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        #endregion
        // PayPalTransactions
        #region PayPalTransactions
        partial void PayPalTransactions_CanDelete(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        partial void PayPalTransactions_CanInsert(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        partial void PayPalTransactions_CanRead(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        partial void PayPalTransactions_CanUpdate(ref bool result)
        {
            // Only an Admin can access the table (.ashx file has an override)
            result = this.Application.User.HasPermission(Permissions.SecurityAdministration);
        }
        #endregion 

The Screen

  • The Main screen is the screen customers use to search for and purchase copies of pictures.
  • The following code shows the Buy a Copy button if the person who uploaded the picture is a Merchant:

myapp.Main.isMerchant_render = function (element, contentItem) {
    // Show button if isMerchant
    if (contentItem.value == true) {
        // Get the UserPicture
        var objUserPicture = contentItem.parent;
       element.innerHTML =
         "<button type='button'>Buy a Copy</button>";
    };
};

  • When the Buy a Picture button is clicked the following code runs that calls the Adaptive Payments handler that contacts PayPal to generate a PayKey:

myapp.Main.UserPictures_ItemTap_execute = function (screen)

{    // Get the selected Picture
    var objUserPicture = screen.UserPictures.selectedItem;
    // Get selected selectedPictureId
    selectedPictureId = screen.UserPictures.selectedItem.Id;  
   // Show the UserPicture
    myapp.showPurchaseItem(objUserPicture, {
        beforeShown: function (PurchaseItemScreen) {
            msls.promiseOperation(CallAdaptivePaymentsHandler)
                .then(function PromiseSuccess(AdaptivePaymentsHandlerResult) {
                    // Parse the JSON returned
                    var objPayPalResponse = jQuery.parseJSON(AdaptivePaymentsHandlerResult);
                    // Set the PayPal response
                    PurchaseItemScreen.PayPalRedirectUrl = objPayPalResponse.PayPalRedirectUrl
                        + "_ap-payment&paykey="
                        + objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaykey;
                    PurchaseItemScreen.PayPalPaykey = objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaykey;
                    PurchaseItemScreen.PayPalPaymentExecStatus =
objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaymentExecStatus;
                    PurchaseItemScreen.PayPalError = objPayPalResponse.PayPalError;
                    PurchaseItemScreen.PayPalErrorMessage = objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage;
               });
        }
    });
};

 

  • The following code is the Adaptive Payments handler that contacts PayPal and returns a PayKey:

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Web;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using PayPal;
using PayPal.Exception;
using PayPal.Util;
using PayPal.AdaptivePayments;
using System.Configuration;
using PayPal.AdaptivePayments.Model;
using System.Linq;
using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Server;
namespace LightSwitchApplication
{
    [Serializable]
    public class PayPalResponse
    {
        public string PayPalRedirectUrl { get; set; }
        public string PayPalPaykey { get; set; }
        public string PayPalPaymentExecStatus { get; set; }
        public bool PayPalError { get; set; }
        public string PayPalErrorMessage { get; set; }
    }
    public class adaptivepaymentshandler : IHttpHandler
    {
        public void ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
        {
            Pay(context);
        }
        public bool IsReusable
        {
            get
            {
                return false;
            }
        }
        /// <summary>
        /// Handle Pay API calls
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="context"></param>
        private void Pay(HttpContext context)
        {
            // Get the PictureID
            int UserPicturesId = Convert.ToInt32(context.Request.Params["UserPicturesId"]);
            // Global values
            int PayPalPurchaseTransactionId = -1;
            string PayPalRedirectUrl = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["PAYPAL_REDIRECT_URL"];
            string SellerPayPalEmail = "";
            string SellerUserName = "";
            // Instantiate PayPalResponse class
            PayPalResponse objPayPalResponse = new PayPalResponse();
            objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaykey = " ";
            objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaymentExecStatus = " ";
            objPayPalResponse.PayPalRedirectUrl = PayPalRedirectUrl;
            objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage = " ";
            objPayPalResponse.PayPalError = false;
            using (var serverContext =
                ServerApplicationContext.CreateContext()
                )
            {
                // Insert a record in the Transaction table
                var objPayPalTransaction =
                    serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData.PayPalPurchaseTransactions.AddNew();
                // Get the Picture
                var objPicture = (from Pictures in serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData
                                      .Pictures.GetQuery().Execute()
                                  where Pictures.Id == UserPicturesId
                                  select Pictures).FirstOrDefault();
                if (objPicture == null)
                {
                    // No Picture found
                    objPayPalResponse.PayPalError = true;
                    objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage =
                        string.Format("UserPicturesId {0} not found.", UserPicturesId);
                }
                else
                {
                    // Get the Merchant
                    var objUserProfiles = (from UserProfiles in serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData
                                               .UserProfiles.GetQuery().Execute()
                                           where UserProfiles.UserName == objPicture.UserName
                                           select UserProfiles).FirstOrDefault();
                    if (objUserProfiles == null)
                    {
                        // No Seller Found
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalError = true;
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage =
                            string.Format("UserName {0} does not have a UserProfile record.", objPicture.UserName);
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        // Set SellerUserName
                        SellerUserName = objUserProfiles.UserName;
                        if (objUserProfiles.PayPalEmail.Length < 5)
                        {
                            // Seller does not have a PayPal Email set
                            objPayPalResponse.PayPalError = true;
                            objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage =
                                string.Format("UserName {0} does not have a PayPal Email set.", objPicture.UserName);
                        }
                        else
                        {
                            // Get values needed to construct PayPal request
                            SellerPayPalEmail = objUserProfiles.PayPalEmail;
                            objPayPalTransaction.payment_status = "Pending";
                            objPayPalTransaction.PayPalError = false;
                            objPayPalTransaction.PayPalRedirectUrl = PayPalRedirectUrl;
                            objPayPalTransaction.PurchaserUserName = Application.Current.User.Name;
                            objPayPalTransaction.SellerPayPalEmail = SellerPayPalEmail;
                            objPayPalTransaction.SellerUserName = objUserProfiles.UserName;
                            // Associate the Picture to the PayPalTransaction
                            objPayPalTransaction.Picture = objPicture;
                            // Save the record so we get a Id to use in the PayPal request
                            serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData.SaveChanges();
                            // set PayPalPurchaseTransactionId
                            PayPalPurchaseTransactionId = objPayPalTransaction.Id;
                        }
                    }
                }
                // Proceed if no errors
                if (!objPayPalResponse.PayPalError)
                {
                    string currentPath =
                        System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.OriginalString
                        .Replace(@"/PayPal/adaptivepaymentshandler.ashx", "");
                    ReceiverList receiverList = new ReceiverList();
                    receiverList.receiver = new List<Receiver>();
                    string strActionType = "PAY";
                    string currencyCode = "USD";
                    string cancelUrl = string.Format(@"{0}/HTMLClient/?mode=cancel", currentPath);
                    string returnUrl = String.Format(@"{0}/HTMLClient/?mode=return", currentPath);
                    string IpnURL = String.Format(@"{0}/PayPal/IPNListener.aspx", currentPath);
                    Receiver Receiver1 = new Receiver(Decimal.Parse("1.0"));
                    Receiver1.email = SellerPayPalEmail;
                    Receiver1.primary = false;
                    Receiver1.paymentType = "SERVICE";
                    receiverList.receiver.Add(Receiver1);
                    Receiver Receiver2 = new Receiver(Decimal.Parse("1.0"));
                    Receiver2.email = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["PAYPAL_MERCHANT_EMAIL"];
                    Receiver2.primary = false;
                    Receiver2.paymentType = "SERVICE";
                    receiverList.receiver.Add(Receiver2);
                    PayRequest req = new PayRequest(new RequestEnvelope("en_US"),
                        strActionType,
                        cancelUrl,
                        currencyCode,
                        receiverList,
                        returnUrl);
                    // IPN Url (only enable with a published internet accessable application)
                    req.ipnNotificationUrl = IpnURL; 
                   // set optional parameters
                    //(Optional) Whether to reverse parallel payments if an error occurs with a payment.
                    //Allowable values are:
                    //true – Each parallel payment is reversed if an error occurs
                    //false – Only incomplete payments are reversed (default)
                    req.reverseAllParallelPaymentsOnError = true;
                    //(Optional) A unique ID that you specify to track the payment.
                    //Note: You are responsible for ensuring that the ID is unique.
                    //Maximum length: 127 characters
                    req.trackingId = PayPalPurchaseTransactionId.ToString();
                    // (Optional) The payer of PayPal fees. Allowable values are:
                    //    SENDER – Sender pays all fees (for personal, implicit simple/parallel payments;
                    //    do not use for chained or unilateral payments)
                    //    PRIMARYRECEIVER – Primary receiver pays all fees (chained payments only)
                    //    EACHRECEIVER – Each receiver pays their own fee (default, personal and unilateral payments)
                    //    SECONDARYONLY – Secondary receivers pay all fees
                    //    (use only for chained payments with one secondary receiver)
                    // req.feesPayer = "EACHRECEIVER";
                    // Calll PayPal to get PayKey          
                    AdaptivePaymentsService service = new AdaptivePaymentsService();
                    PayResponse resp = null;
                    try
                    {
                        resp = service.Pay(req);
                    }
                    catch (System.Exception e)
                    {
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalError = true;
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage = e.Message;
                        // Write to the database ********
                        objPayPalTransaction.PayPalError = true;
                        objPayPalTransaction.PayPalErrorMessage = e.Message;
                        serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData.SaveChanges();
                        OutputResponse(context, objPayPalResponse);
                    // Check for errors
                    if ((resp.responseEnvelope.ack == AckCode.FAILURE) ||
                        (resp.responseEnvelope.ack == AckCode.FAILUREWITHWARNING))
                    {
                        string strError = "";
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalError = true;
                        foreach (var error in resp.error)
                        {
                            strError = strError + " " + error.message;
                        }
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalErrorMessage = strError;
                        // Write to the database ********
                        objPayPalTransaction.PayPalError = true;
                        objPayPalTransaction.PayPalErrorMessage = strError;
                        serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData.SaveChanges();
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaykey = resp.payKey;
                        objPayPalResponse.PayPalPaymentExecStatus = resp.paymentExecStatus;
                        // Write to the database ********
                        objPayPalTransaction.PayPalPaykey = resp.payKey;
                        objPayPalTransaction.PayPalPaymentExecStatus = resp.paymentExecStatus;
                        serverContext.DataWorkspace.ApplicationData.SaveChanges();
                    }
                }
            }
            // Return Response
            OutputResponse(context, objPayPalResponse);
        }
        private static void OutputResponse(HttpContext context, PayPalResponse objPayPalResponse)
        {
            // Create JavaScriptSerializer
            System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer jsonSerializer =
                new System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer();
            // Output as JSON
            context.Response.Write(jsonSerializer.Serialize(objPayPalResponse));
            return;
        }
    }
}

 

  • When the user clicks the Buy Now button they are taken to PayPal with the PayKey that has all the details of the transaction.
  • When the payment has been processed the following code listens for the IPN notification (that was set in the Adaptive Payments handler):

Try
    {
        byte[] parameters = Request.BinaryRead(HttpContext.Current.Request.ContentLength);
        if (parameters.Length > 0)
        {
            IPNMessage ipn = new IPNMessage(parameters);
            bool isIpnValidated = ipn.Validate();
            string transactionType = ipn.TransactionType;
            NameValueCollection map = ipn.IpnMap;
            if (isIpnValidated)
            {
                string connString =
                System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager
                .ConnectionStrings["_IntrinsicData"].ConnectionString;
                // Connect to the database
                PayPalTransactionsDataContext db = new LinqToSQL.PayPalTransactionsDataContext(connString);
                // Log the PayPal data received
                var objPayPalIpnTransaction = new LinqToSQL.PayPalIpnTransaction();
                string PayPalPayKey = ipn.IpnValue("pay_key"); ;
                string PayPalStatus = ipn.IpnValue("status");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_type = ipn.IpnValue("transaction_type");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.status = ipn.IpnValue("status");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.sender_email = ipn.IpnValue("sender_email");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.action_type = ipn.IpnValue("action_type");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.payment_request_date = ipn.IpnValue("payment_request_date");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.reverse_all_parallel_payments_on_error
                   ipn.IpnValue("reverse_all_parallel_payments_on_error");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.return_url = ipn.IpnValue("return_url");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.cancel_url = ipn.IpnValue("cancel_url");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.ipn_notification_url = ipn.IpnValue("ipn_notification_url");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.pay_key = ipn.IpnValue("pay_key");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.memo = ipn.IpnValue("memo");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.fees_payer = ipn.IpnValue("fees_payer");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.trackingId = ipn.IpnValue("trackingId");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.preapproval_key = ipn.IpnValue("preapproval_key");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.reason_code = ipn.IpnValue("reason_code");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.currencyCode = ipn.IpnValue("currencyCode");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.approved = ipn.IpnValue("approved");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.charset = ipn.IpnValue("charset");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_id = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].id");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_status = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].status");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_id_for_sender
ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].id_for_sender");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_status_for_sender_txn =
                  ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].status_for_sender_txn");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_refund_id = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].refund_id")
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_refund_amount =
                    ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].refund_amount");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_refund_account_charged
                    ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].refund_account_charged");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_receiver = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].receiver");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_invoiceId = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].invoiceId");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_amount = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].amount");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_0_is_primary_receiver
ipn.IpnValue("transaction[0].is_primary_receiver");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_id = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].id");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_status = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].status");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_id_for_sender ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].id_for_sender");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_status_for_sender_txn = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].status_for_sender_txn");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_refund_id = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].refund_id");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_refund_amount = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].refund_amount");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_refund_account_charged = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].refund_account_charged");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_receiver = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].receiver");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_invoiceId = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].invoiceId");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_amount = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].amount");
                objPayPalIpnTransaction.transaction_1_is_primary_receiver = ipn.IpnValue("transaction[1].is_primary_receiver");
                // Save the record
                db.PayPalIpnTransactions.InsertOnSubmit(objPayPalIpnTransaction);
                db.SubmitChanges();
                // Only do the following if the status is COMPLETED
                if (PayPalStatus == "COMPLETED")
                {
                    // Start a Transaction log record
                    var objPayPalTransaction = new LinqToSQL.PayPalTransaction();
                    // Search for related PayPalPurchaseTransaction
                    var result = (from PayPalPurchaseTransactions in db.PayPalPurchaseTransactions
                                    where PayPalPurchaseTransactions.PayPalPaykey == PayPalPayKey
                                    select PayPalPurchaseTransactions).FirstOrDefault();
                    if (result != null)
                    {
                        // Update PayPalPurchaseTransaction
                        result.payment_status = "COMPLETED";
                        // Make a log entry                               
                        objPayPalTransaction.LogDateTime = DateTime.No
                        objPayPalTransaction.pay_key = PayPalPayKey;
                        objPayPalTransaction.LogData = String.Format(
                            "IPN Received for pay_key: {0} - Updated payment to COMPLETED", PayPalPayKey);
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        // Make a log entry                               
                        objPayPalTransaction.LogDateTime = DateTime.Now;
                        objPayPalTransaction.pay_key = PayPalPayKey;
                        objPayPalTransaction.LogData = String.Format(
                            "IPN Received for pay_key: {0} - Associated payment not found!", PayPalPayKey);
                    }
                    // Save the record
                    db.PayPalTransactions.InsertOnSubmit(objPayPalTransaction);
                    db.SubmitChanges();
                }
            }
        }
    }
    catch (System.Exception ex)
    {
        string connString =
            System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager
            .ConnectionStrings["_IntrinsicData"].ConnectionString;
        // Connect to the database
        PayPalTransactionsDataContext db = new LinqToSQL.PayPalTransactionsDataContext(connString);
        // Start a Transaction log record
        var objPayPalTransaction = new LinqToSQL.PayPalTransaction();
        // Make a log entry                               
        objPayPalTransaction.LogDateTime = DateTime.Now;
        objPayPalTransaction.pay_key = "";
        objPayPalTransaction.LogData = String.Format(
            "Error in {0} : {1}", this.GetType().Name, ex.Message);
        // Save the record
        db.PayPalTransactions.InsertOnSubmit(objPayPalTransaction);
        db.SubmitChanges();
        return;
    }

 

Linq to Sql is used because the call from PayPal is unauthenticated and the LightSwitch application is running under forms authentication. Entity Framework or ADO .Net could have also been used.

(you must have Visual Studio 2012 (or higher) installed to run the code)



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