With the Highrise SDK you are able to connect your
Microsoft .NET applications to Highrise. So if you
have an ASP.NET based
web-application, or a .NET windows application, then
you can easily integrate all of the Highrise functionality. Furthermore, you can
create add-ins to the original Highrise. The SDK
components are typed and secure, while forming a proxy they perform the
API calls and data transfer (XML
So while the SDK makes using the Highrise
API easy, thorough knowledge of the
API is also very important.
The SDK based on the
Highrise API documentation. The services are defined as methods. The
naming of the methods followes the API documentation. During development, you
should consult this documentation.
The picture shown below represents the Highrise components of the SDK.
The structure of the Person and People classes is shown below.
To support simple work the SDK offers extra services.
For example, if you want to add a note to an existing person, the Note
Person.AddNote(Note) takes care of it. The newly created Note
(complete with the new ID) will be returned by this method.
For example, here is a code of the creation of a new Person,
modification, reading and deletion.
//creating a new Person
var newPerson = new Person
Background = "Former boss",
FirstName = "Bill",
LastName = "Gates",
Title = "Mr",
VisibleTo = "Everyone"
newPerson.ContactData.EmailAddresses = new EmailAddresses();
Location = EmailAddress.EmailAddressLocation.Work,
Address = "firstname.lastname@example.org"
newPerson.ContactData.WebAddresses = new WebAddresses();
Location = WebAddress.WebAddressLocation.Work,
Url = "www.thegatesnotes.com"
newPerson = newPerson.Create();
//Modify the newly created person
newPerson.ContactData.InstantMessengers = new InstantMessengers();
Address = "email@example.com",
Location = InstantMessenger.InstantMessengerLocation.Personal,
Protocol = InstantMessenger.InstantMessengerProtocol.MSN
newPerson.VisibleTo = "Owner";
//Get the person
var p2 = Person.Show(newPerson.ID.Value);
//Delete the person