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 +===== Software integration for ASP.NET =====
 +In this guide we will apply the logic used for [[foxbox_api#​encoding_incoming_sms_with_xml|encoding incoming SMS with XML]] to the integration of an ASP.NET software with our FoxBox.
  
 +:id1: Remember to activate the XML module by removing the sharp character (i.e. ”#”) from the internal Eventhandler,​ near the call to the //sms2xml// script. Once done this, each time you will receive an SMS it will be stored inside of the file //​sms.xml//​.
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 +As an example, we are going to create a simple Web page that loads data from the XML file //​sms.xml//,​ showing them in a DataList element. For this implementation we used [[http://​www.microsoft.com/​visualstudio/​ita/​products/​visual-studio-express-products|Microsoft™ Visual Web Developer]],​ a really interesting tool that provides a simple way for ASP.NET development. ​
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 +The VWD environment provides a really good support to XML but, as many other programs, it takes informations from node attributes instead of their content. To override this issue, we provide a simple script that exports informations in the correct XML format:
 +<​code>​
 +Run this script only when a message was received.
 +if [ "​$1"​ != "​RECEIVED"​ ]; then exit; fi;
 +#Extract data from the SMS file
 +FROM=`/​etc/​procmail/​formail -zx From: < $2`
 +TEXT=`/​etc/​procmail/​formail -I ""​ <$2 | sed -e"​1d"​`
 +#Save as XML
 +#for some reason the mktemp-command creates two instances of the file if I 
 +#add the .xml-extension to the FILENAME-variable.
 +FILENAME=`mktemp /​mnt/​flash/​root/​xml/​smsXXXXXX`
 +BACKENDSWF="/​mnt/​flash/​root/​xml/​sms.xml"​
 +echo ""​ >​$FILENAME.xml
 +echo ""​ >>​$FILENAME.xml
 +echo " ​ " >>​$FILENAME.xml
 +echo ""​ >>​$FILENAME.xml
 +#Delete the original file without the .xml-extension
 +rm $FILENAME
 +</​code>​
 +
 +As you can see, all the informations are now assigned to the relative attribute in the tag, so that you can simply link a datasource to the file inside of your ASP.NET project.
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