Click here to Skip to main content
Click here to Skip to main content
Go to top

Get user Facebook details in ASP.NET and C#

, 23 Apr 2012
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
Connect to Facebook and get user Facebook details.

Introduction

I am going to teach you how to add Facebook login functionality in your web application using C#. First, you need to create a Facebook account (if you haven’t already) and then activate your developer account by visiting this link: https://developers.facebook.com.

Once you have created it, now you can create an app by clicking on the Apps link, circled in the below image.

Apps.png

Now follow the steps and you’ll see the App ID and the secret key.

Step 1: Enter your app name here.

step1.png

Step 2:

step2.png

Step 3: Final step. Here you can see your app Id and app secret key. You need to mentione your domain name and site URL. This can be either an offline or online URL.

finalstep.png

Once your app is setup, now we can move to the coding part.

Page 1: In the first ASPX (facebook_login.aspx) page, write the below code.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

public partial class facebook_login : System.Web.UI.Page
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        string host = Request.ServerVariables["HTTP_HOST"];
        string facebookClientId = 
          System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["FacebookClientId"];
        string RedirectURL = "";
        if (Request.QueryString["redirectURL"] != null)
        {
            RedirectURL = Request.QueryString["redirectURL"].ToString();
            Session["RedirectURL"] = RedirectURL;
        }
        Response.Redirect(@"https://graph.facebook.com/oauth/authorize?client_id=" + 
          facebookClientId + "&redirect_uri=http://" + host + 
          @"/FBcallback.aspx&scope=publish_stream,offline_access,publish_actions");
    }
}

Here we are redirecting users to the Facebook page for the user to login to his/her Facebook account.

Parameters passed in the above API:

  • client_id: this is a our AppID that we have created above, i.e., 414331798577752.
  • redirect_uri: this will be our page link. Facebook will redirect the user to this page after login.
  • scope: the permissions we want from the user to accept; we need this to post data on the user’s wall.

Page 2 (Fbcallback.aspx): In this page we will get code from the first page and get the access token using that code value.

public partial class FBcallback : System.Web.UI.Page
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        if (Request.QueryString["code"] != null)
        {
            
            string code = Request.QueryString["code"].ToString();

            oAuthFacebooks fbAC = new oAuthFacebooks(); //Standard FB class file available on net in c#
            string respnse = "";
            try
            {              
                fbAC.AccessTokenGet(code);
                respnse = fbAC.Token;
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Response.Redirect("http://localhost:8020/aspx/SiteLogin.aspx?error=" + ex.Message);
            }

            if (Session["RedirectURL"] != null && Session["RedirectURL"].ToString() != "")
            {
                Response.Redirect(Session["RedirectURL"].ToString() + "?token=" + respnse + "&source=FB");
            }
            else
            {
                Response.Redirect("http://localhost:8020/aspx/SiteLogin.aspx?token=" + respnse);
            }
      
    }
    else
    {
        Response.Redirect("http://localhost:8020/aspx/SiteLogin.aspxerror=code not found" + 
                          Request.QueryString["error_reason"].ToString());
    }
}

Page 3: SiteLogin.aspx - now we get the access token and using it we can get the user’s Facebook details.

string token = Request.QueryString["token"];
string HitURL = string.Format("https://graph.facebook.com/me?access_token={0}", token);
oAuthFacebooks objFbCall = new oAuthFacebooks();
string JSONInfo = objFbCall.WebRequest(oAuthFacebooks.Method.GET, HitURL, "");

JObject Job = JObject.Parse(JSONInfo);
JToken Jdata = Job.Root;

if (Jdata.HasValues)
{
    string UID = (string)Jdata.SelectToken("id");
    string firstname = (string)Jdata.SelectToken("first_name");
    string lastname = (string)Jdata.SelectToken("last_name");
    Response.Write(UID + “-” + firstname + “-” + lastname);
}

You need to add the namespace Newtonsoft.Json.Linq for JSON data parsing. Here we are making a web request to the Facebook API (https://graph.facebook.com/me?) and passing an active access token to get the user's Facebook details. It will get returned by Facebook in JSON format. We have used the JSON parser to do the job.

Thanks folks, I hope this will be useful for you.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Share

About the Author

AbdulMuheet
Software Developer (Senior) sportz Interactive
India India
Abdul Muheet is a senior web developer working at Sportz Interactive, he enjoy working with microsoft technologies. have worked with C#, Asp.Net, Ajax, XML, Javascript and so on.
Follow on   Twitter

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionIssue while redirecting to fbcallback page PinmemberMember 1032546224-Dec-13 1:56 
Questiongot an error Pinmemberayyappadasnk2-May-13 2:30 
AnswerRe: got an error PinmemberAbdulMuheet2-May-13 3:13 
Questiondownload project PinmemberMember 995471814-Apr-13 0:52 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberdipak biswas18-Feb-13 2:24 
Questiongetting facebook pages PinmemberNaniCh16-Aug-12 19:34 
GeneralAccess Token Doesn't get PinmemberNaniCh13-Jul-12 0:53 
Questiontoken doesn't get PinmemberNaniCh11-Jul-12 3:15 
QuestionDoesn't getting values PinmemberNaniCh29-Jun-12 7:42 
AnswerRe: Doesn't getting values PinmemberAbdulMuheet30-Jun-12 20:47 
QuestionDoesn't getting values PinmemberNaniCh28-Jun-12 7:41 
AnswerRe: Doesn't getting values PinmemberAbdulMuheet28-Jun-12 20:12 
GeneralRe: Doesn't getting values PinmemberNaniCh28-Jun-12 21:32 
QuestionGetting 'ASP.facebook_login_aspx.GetTypeHashCode()': no suitable method found to override error PinmemberNaniCh21-Jun-12 1:54 
QuestionWhere do you find the oAuthFacebooks dll? PinmemberMember 767651828-May-12 9:20 
AnswerRe: Where do you find the oAuthFacebooks dll? PinmemberAbdulMuheet28-May-12 19:48 
BugRe: Where do you find the oAuthFacebooks dll? PinprofessionalOmprakash Kukana27-Sep-13 20:59 
GeneralRe: Where do you find the oAuthFacebooks dll? PinmemberMohan Wakle9-Oct-13 1:32 
QuestionError Pinmemberfdffggfgfgfgfgfgf27-May-12 2:49 
AnswerRe: Error PinmemberAbdulMuheet27-May-12 19:42 
GeneralRe: Error PinmemberNaniCh11-Jul-12 19:07 
GeneralRe: Error Pinmemberayyappadasnk2-May-13 19:29 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

| Advertise | Privacy | Mobile
Web02 | 2.8.140926.1 | Last Updated 23 Apr 2012
Article Copyright 2012 by AbdulMuheet
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2014
Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid