Check Paypal account balance and transactions via C# API

How to use Paypal-API in CsharpAfter we had a look at how to sent push notifications via C# recently, there are plans for the next C# article today. This time it’s about how to read account balance, sales and transactions and other things of a Paypal account.
First some basic information. Although Paypal is an “online account”, in many ways it differs from an online (giro) account of a “classic” bank. For example, Paypal does not support the Homebanking Computer Interface (HBCI) to retrieve account information or send payments. Instead, Paypal offers different APIs (REST, SOAP, + SDKs, …), which differ not only in structure and technology, but especially in the range of functions. For our purposes we will use the so-called “NVP / SOAP API” and connect to it with […]

How to send push notifications in C#

Push-notifications-in C-SharpIn today’s article, we’ll look at how to push notifications out of C# onto smartphones or other devices. It does not matter if it is an Android or an Apple / iOS device. But when do you need such functionality?
For example, I run a few niche sites (affiliate websites) with which I earn monthly through affiliate programs. However, the revenue reports have to be picked up proactively in almost all affiliate programs. So I wrote a small C# client, which regularly downloads the reports and sends me a push notification for new sales. That’s just one of many uses and I’m sure you’ll think of a few more. But now back to the topic.
Selection of push platform
For a quick and easy integration of the push functionality in C#, we […]

Get a new IP without router reset, VPN or connection reset

How to change ip address without proxy or vpnIn the past, there were more and more – the websites on which a specific action was allowed to run only X times a day. Today, it’s more like geo-blocking – locking out certain users based on their country of origin. However, both variants are based on the same technique: the evaluation of the IP address. In the first case, accesses from an IP address are counted (in addition to cookies) – in the second case, a database is used to evaluate where in the world the user behind a specific IP address is staying. Both locks can often be bypassed by changing the IP address.
There are several ways to change the IP address. To bypass a “count lock”, disconnecting the Internet connection […]

Update: WordPress2Doc

WordPress2Doc - ReleaseRound about 8 months ago, I release the last WordPress2Doc update. Some may have thought that the project has fallen asleep. But that is not the case.
There is always something going on/changing on the codebase (available on GitHub) and today there is also a new “real” release.
From now on WordPress2Doc is available in version In addition to a new feature, the release also includes a bugfix (that fixes a problem with images coming from blogs with SSL / https support). So let’s do it quick today …
WordPress2Doc – what is new?
The following points have changed/are new:

Feature: From now on, the document header can be formatted via the application settings. On request, the title, the author, date of the article as well as tags and categories can be displayed.
Bugfix: For blogs running on TLS / SSL / https, […]

Default field lengths for address fields in databases

Standard lengths for address fields in databasesToday, we will dive into some more theoretical stuff. The topic of this article will be field lengths of database fields for addresses. For every second database I create, I am faced with the same problem: How long / “big” do I actually make the database fields for addresses? So fields, such as first name, surname, street, e-mail address, etc.
So far I have oriented myself to given requirements or old databases. But now I wanted to work up the topic once for all right. So the question is: Is there actually a standard for address field lengths?
Looking for standards for address field lengths
A search for “address field lengths for databases” spits a huge amount of hits. Unfortunately there are only opinions and experiences everywhere. […]