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  • Properties specific to the description of gglConnection variables
  • Prerequisites for OAuth 2.0 authentication
  • Persistence of connection
  • Functions that use a gglConnection variable
  • Functions (prefix syntax) that handle gglConnection variables
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gglConnection (Type of variable)
In french: gglConnection
The gglConnection type is used to describe a connection to the Google services and to manage the authentication to different services. The characteristics of this connection can be defined and modified using various WLanguage properties.
Remark: For more details on the declaration of this type of variable and the use of WLanguage properties, see Declaring a variable.
Example
// Connexion
Cnx is gglConnection
Cnx.Email = "email_utilisateur_final@gmail.com"
Cnx.ClientID = "387756281032-qffa6dajjd5348iqhi558dkd98xxxxxx.apps.googleusercontent.com"
Cnx.ClientSecret = "S13DCA6KkYh1EgPv9-jLxxxh"
IF GglConnect(Cnx) = False THEN
Error(ErrorInfo())
END
Remarks

Properties specific to the description of gglConnection variables

Versions 20 and later
The following properties can be used to handle a Google connection:
NameType used Effect
ClientIDCharacter stringClient identifier given when declaring the application in the Google console.
ClientSecretCharacter stringSecret code of the client given when declaring the application in the Google console.
EmailCharacter stringEmail of final client. This property is optional. This property is used to pre-fill the login window of the client to his Google account.
Caution: This property cannot be used to retrieve the email account of the authenticated account.
New in version 20
The following properties can be used to handle a Google connection:
NameType used Effect
ClientIDCharacter stringClient identifier given when declaring the application in the Google console.
ClientSecretCharacter stringSecret code of the client given when declaring the application in the Google console.
EmailCharacter stringEmail of final client. This property is optional. This property is used to pre-fill the login window of the client to his Google account.
Caution: This property cannot be used to retrieve the email account of the authenticated account.
The following properties can be used to handle a Google connection:
NameType used Effect
ClientIDCharacter stringClient identifier given when declaring the application in the Google console.
ClientSecretCharacter stringSecret code of the client given when declaring the application in the Google console.
EmailCharacter stringEmail of final client. This property is optional. This property is used to pre-fill the login window of the client to his Google account.
Caution: This property cannot be used to retrieve the email account of the authenticated account.
Versions 20 and later

Prerequisites for OAuth 2.0 authentication

To connect with the OAuth 2.0 authentication, the application must be declared on your Google developer console: https://developers.google.com/console. In the console:
  1. Click "Create a project". Give the name of your project. An identifier is automatically proposed for your project.
  2. Validate
  3. The project is created.
  4. In the menu on the left, click "API and authentication" then "API".
  5. Choose the services required by the application:
    • To access the calendars, choose "Calendar API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the contacts, choose "Contacts API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the Google documents, choose "Drive API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the Picasa albums and the documents, there is no need to select a specific API.
  6. In the menu on the left, click "Identifiers".
  7. Then, click the "Create a client identifier" button.
    • Select the type of application: "Application installed".
    • The authorization screen must be configured during the first creation of client identifier.
    • In the authorisation screen, in the "Product name" area, enter the name of your application for example.
    • Click "Save".
    • The screen for creating the client identifier is re-displayed.
      • WINDEV For WINDEV applications, select "Installed application" then "Other".
    • Validate. The client identifiers are created:
      • Client identifier. This identifier must be stored. It will be used in the gglConnection variable.
      • Secret code of client. This identifier must be stored. It will be used in the gglConnection variable.
      • WINDEV Redirection URI. Check whether "http://localhost" is specified.
New in version 20

Prerequisites for OAuth 2.0 authentication

To connect with the OAuth 2.0 authentication, the application must be declared on your Google developer console: https://developers.google.com/console. In the console:
  1. Click "Create a project". Give the name of your project. An identifier is automatically proposed for your project.
  2. Validate
  3. The project is created.
  4. In the menu on the left, click "API and authentication" then "API".
  5. Choose the services required by the application:
    • To access the calendars, choose "Calendar API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the contacts, choose "Contacts API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the Google documents, choose "Drive API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the Picasa albums and the documents, there is no need to select a specific API.
  6. In the menu on the left, click "Identifiers".
  7. Then, click the "Create a client identifier" button.
    • Select the type of application: "Application installed".
    • The authorization screen must be configured during the first creation of client identifier.
    • In the authorisation screen, in the "Product name" area, enter the name of your application for example.
    • Click "Save".
    • The screen for creating the client identifier is re-displayed.
      • WINDEV For WINDEV applications, select "Installed application" then "Other".
    • Validate. The client identifiers are created:
      • Client identifier. This identifier must be stored. It will be used in the gglConnection variable.
      • Secret code of client. This identifier must be stored. It will be used in the gglConnection variable.
      • WINDEV Redirection URI. Check whether "http://localhost" is specified.

Prerequisites for OAuth 2.0 authentication

To connect with the OAuth 2.0 authentication, the application must be declared on your Google developer console: https://developers.google.com/console. In the console:
  1. Click "Create a project". Give the name of your project. An identifier is automatically proposed for your project.
  2. Validate
  3. The project is created.
  4. In the menu on the left, click "API and authentication" then "API".
  5. Choose the services required by the application:
    • To access the calendars, choose "Calendar API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the contacts, choose "Contacts API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the Google documents, choose "Drive API" ("Google Apps APIs" category).
    • To access the Picasa albums and the documents, there is no need to select a specific API.
  6. In the menu on the left, click "Identifiers".
  7. Then, click the "Create a client identifier" button.
    • Select the type of application: "Application installed".
    • The authorization screen must be configured during the first creation of client identifier.
    • In the authorisation screen, in the "Product name" area, enter the name of your application for example.
    • Click "Save".
    • The screen for creating the client identifier is re-displayed.
      • WINDEV For WINDEV applications, select "Installed application" then "Other".
    • Validate. The client identifiers are created:
      • Client identifier. This identifier must be stored. It will be used in the gglConnection variable.
      • Secret code of client. This identifier must be stored. It will be used in the gglConnection variable.
      • WINDEV Redirection URI. Check whether "http://localhost" is specified.
Versions 20 and later

Persistence of connection

During the connection to the Google services, the authentication tokens are not saved. It is therefore necessary to re-login and re-authorize access to the application each time the application is run (i.e. each time a "blank" Variable gglConnection is used).
In order for the access authorization to be persistent, all you have to do is call the serialization functions of WLanguage.
Example for implementing the persistence by using an XML file:
let sFichierPersistanceAuth = SysDir(srLocalAppData) + [fSep] + "authggl.xml"
 
cnx is gglConnection
// Si connexion déjà effectuée
IF fFileExist(sFichierPersistanceAuth) THEN
// Restauration de la connexion
let bufDésérialise = fLoadBuffer(sFichierPersistanceAuth)
Deserialize(cnx, bufDésérialise, psdXML)
ELSE
// Nouvelle connexion
cnx.Email = "email@gmail.com"
cnx.ClientID = "387756281032-qffa6dajjd5348iqhi558xxxxxxxx.apps.googleusercontent.com"
cnx.ClientSecret = "Sxxxxx-jLMwwh"
END
 
IF GglConnect(cnx, gglServiceCalendar) THEN
// Sauvegarde de la connexion pour réutilisation future
bufSérialise is Buffer
Serialize(cnx, bufSérialise, psdXML)
fSaveBuffer(sFichierPersistanceAuth, bufSérialise)
END

Remark: The authentication tokens of a gglConnection variable can be cleared via GglDisconnect.
New in version 20

Persistence of connection

During the connection to the Google services, the authentication tokens are not saved. It is therefore necessary to re-login and re-authorize access to the application each time the application is run (i.e. each time a "blank" Variable gglConnection is used).
In order for the access authorization to be persistent, all you have to do is call the serialization functions of WLanguage.
Example for implementing the persistence by using an XML file:
let sFichierPersistanceAuth = SysDir(srLocalAppData) + [fSep] + "authggl.xml"
 
cnx is gglConnection
// Si connexion déjà effectuée
IF fFileExist(sFichierPersistanceAuth) THEN
// Restauration de la connexion
let bufDésérialise = fLoadBuffer(sFichierPersistanceAuth)
Deserialize(cnx, bufDésérialise, psdXML)
ELSE
// Nouvelle connexion
cnx.Email = "email@gmail.com"
cnx.ClientID = "387756281032-qffa6dajjd5348iqhi558xxxxxxxx.apps.googleusercontent.com"
cnx.ClientSecret = "Sxxxxx-jLMwwh"
END
 
IF GglConnect(cnx, gglServiceCalendar) THEN
// Sauvegarde de la connexion pour réutilisation future
bufSérialise is Buffer
Serialize(cnx, bufSérialise, psdXML)
fSaveBuffer(sFichierPersistanceAuth, bufSérialise)
END

Remark: The authentication tokens of a gglConnection variable can be cleared via GglDisconnect.

Persistence of connection

During the connection to the Google services, the authentication tokens are not saved. It is therefore necessary to re-login and re-authorize access to the application each time the application is run (i.e. each time a "blank" Variable gglConnection is used).
In order for the access authorization to be persistent, all you have to do is call the serialization functions of WLanguage.
Example for implementing the persistence by using an XML file:
let sFichierPersistanceAuth = SysDir(srLocalAppData) + [fSep] + "authggl.xml"
 
cnx is gglConnection
// Si connexion déjà effectuée
IF fFileExist(sFichierPersistanceAuth) THEN
// Restauration de la connexion
let bufDésérialise = fLoadBuffer(sFichierPersistanceAuth)
Deserialize(cnx, bufDésérialise, psdXML)
ELSE
// Nouvelle connexion
cnx.Email = "email@gmail.com"
cnx.ClientID = "387756281032-qffa6dajjd5348iqhi558xxxxxxxx.apps.googleusercontent.com"
cnx.ClientSecret = "Sxxxxx-jLMwwh"
END
 
IF GglConnect(cnx, gglServiceCalendar) THEN
// Sauvegarde de la connexion pour réutilisation future
bufSérialise is Buffer
Serialize(cnx, bufSérialise, psdXML)
fSaveBuffer(sFichierPersistanceAuth, bufSérialise)
END

Remark: The authentication tokens of a gglConnection variable can be cleared via GglDisconnect.

Functions that use a gglConnection variable

All the functions for communicating with the Google services take a gglConnection variable as parameter.
Versions 14 and later
GglConnect
New in version 14
GglConnect
GglConnect
Allows you to authenticate to a Google server (via the "OAuth 2.0" authentication mode).
Versions 14 and later
GglDelete
New in version 14
GglDelete
GglDelete
Deletes data from the Google server.
Versions 20 and later
GglDisconnect
New in version 20
GglDisconnect
GglDisconnect
Disconnects the user from the Google services used. During the next re-connection, the authorizations linked to the Google services will be asked again.
Versions 14 and later
GglFillCalendar
New in version 14
GglFillCalendar
GglFillCalendar
Fills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved (some criteria may be specified).
Versions 14 and later
GglFillCalendarByRequest
New in version 14
GglFillCalendarByRequest
GglFillCalendarByRequest
Fills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved from a custom request.
Versions 14 and later
GglGetCalendar
New in version 14
GglGetCalendar
GglGetCalendar
Retrieves a Google calendar and its events according to its title or identifier.
Versions 17 and later
GglGetDocument
New in version 17
GglGetDocument
GglGetDocument
Downloads a document from the Google Docs service.
Versions 14 and later
GglListCalendar
New in version 14
GglListCalendar
GglListCalendar
Retrieves the list of Google calendars associated with the specified Google account.
Versions 14 and later
GglListContact
New in version 14
GglListContact
GglListContact
Retrieves the list of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
Versions 14 and later
GglListContactByRequest
New in version 14
GglListContactByRequest
GglListContactByRequest
Retrieves a list of contacts from custom parameters.
Versions 14 and later
GglListContactGroup
New in version 14
GglListContactGroup
GglListContactGroup
Retrieves the list of groups of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
Versions 14 and later
GglListDocument
New in version 14
GglListDocument
GglListDocument
Retrieves the list of documents available on the Google server for the current user.
Versions 14 and later
GglRequest
New in version 14
GglRequest
GglRequest
Sends a communication request (HTTP request) to a Google service.
Versions 14 and later
GglUploadDocument
New in version 14
GglUploadDocument
GglUploadDocument
Uploads a document to the Google server.
Versions 14 and later
GglWrite
New in version 14
GglWrite
GglWrite
Creates and/or updates data on the Google server (addition or modification of data).
Versions 24 and later

Functions (prefix syntax) that handle gglConnection variables

<gglConnection variable>.ConnectAllows you to authenticate to a Google server (via the "OAuth 2.0" authentication mode).
Versions 24 and later
<gglConnection variable>.Delete
<gglConnection variable>.Delete
Deletes data from the Google server.
<gglConnection variable>.DisconnectDisconnects the user from the Google services used. During the next re-connection, the authorizations linked to the Google services will be asked again.
<gglConnection variable>.FillCalendarFills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved (some criteria may be specified).
<gglConnection variable>.FillCalendarByRequestFills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved from a custom request.
<gglConnection variable>.GetCalendarRetrieves a Google calendar and its events according to its title or identifier.
<gglConnection variable>.GetDocumentDownloads a document from the Google Docs service.
<gglConnection variable>.ListCalendarRetrieves the list of Google calendars associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactRetrieves the list of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactByRequestRetrieves a list of contacts from custom parameters.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactGroupRetrieves the list of groups of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListDocumentRetrieves the list of documents available on the Google server for the current user.
<gglConnection variable>.RequestSends a communication request (HTTP request) to a Google service.
<gglConnection variable>.UploadDocumentUploads a document to the Google server.
Versions 24 and later
<gglConnection variable>.Write
<gglConnection variable>.Write
Creates and/or updates data on the Google server (addition or modification of data).
New in version 24

Functions (prefix syntax) that handle gglConnection variables

<gglConnection variable>.ConnectAllows you to authenticate to a Google server (via the "OAuth 2.0" authentication mode).
Versions 24 and later
<gglConnection variable>.Delete
<gglConnection variable>.Delete
Deletes data from the Google server.
<gglConnection variable>.DisconnectDisconnects the user from the Google services used. During the next re-connection, the authorizations linked to the Google services will be asked again.
<gglConnection variable>.FillCalendarFills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved (some criteria may be specified).
<gglConnection variable>.FillCalendarByRequestFills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved from a custom request.
<gglConnection variable>.GetCalendarRetrieves a Google calendar and its events according to its title or identifier.
<gglConnection variable>.GetDocumentDownloads a document from the Google Docs service.
<gglConnection variable>.ListCalendarRetrieves the list of Google calendars associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactRetrieves the list of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactByRequestRetrieves a list of contacts from custom parameters.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactGroupRetrieves the list of groups of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListDocumentRetrieves the list of documents available on the Google server for the current user.
<gglConnection variable>.RequestSends a communication request (HTTP request) to a Google service.
<gglConnection variable>.UploadDocumentUploads a document to the Google server.
Versions 24 and later
<gglConnection variable>.Write
<gglConnection variable>.Write
Creates and/or updates data on the Google server (addition or modification of data).

Functions (prefix syntax) that handle gglConnection variables

<gglConnection variable>.ConnectAllows you to authenticate to a Google server (via the "OAuth 2.0" authentication mode).
Versions 24 and later
<gglConnection variable>.Delete
<gglConnection variable>.Delete
Deletes data from the Google server.
<gglConnection variable>.DisconnectDisconnects the user from the Google services used. During the next re-connection, the authorizations linked to the Google services will be asked again.
<gglConnection variable>.FillCalendarFills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved (some criteria may be specified).
<gglConnection variable>.FillCalendarByRequestFills a calendar that was retrieved beforehand: the events corresponding to the calendar are retrieved from a custom request.
<gglConnection variable>.GetCalendarRetrieves a Google calendar and its events according to its title or identifier.
<gglConnection variable>.GetDocumentDownloads a document from the Google Docs service.
<gglConnection variable>.ListCalendarRetrieves the list of Google calendars associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactRetrieves the list of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactByRequestRetrieves a list of contacts from custom parameters.
<gglConnection variable>.ListContactGroupRetrieves the list of groups of contacts associated with the specified Google account.
<gglConnection variable>.ListDocumentRetrieves the list of documents available on the Google server for the current user.
<gglConnection variable>.RequestSends a communication request (HTTP request) to a Google service.
<gglConnection variable>.UploadDocumentUploads a document to the Google server.
Versions 24 and later
<gglConnection variable>.Write
<gglConnection variable>.Write
Creates and/or updates data on the Google server (addition or modification of data).
Minimum version required
  • Version 14
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