TLSharp by sochix

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Telegram (http://telegram.org) client library implemented in C#. Latest TL scheme supported, thanks to Afshin Arani

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It’s a perfect fit for any developer who would like to send data directly to Telegram users or write own custom Telegram client.

If you library, please star it!

  • How do I add this to my project?
  • Dependencies
  • Starter Guide
    • Quick configuration
    • First requests
    • Working with files
  • Available Methods
  • Contributing
  • FAQ
  • Donations
  • License

Install via NuGet

or build from source

  1. Clone TLSharp from GitHub
  2. Compile source with VS2015 or MonoDevelop
  3. Add reference to TLSharp.Core.dll to your awesome project.

TLSharp has a few dependenices, most of functionality implemented from scratch. All dependencies listed in package.conf file.

Quick Configuration

Telegram API isn’t that easy to start. You need to do some configuration first.

  1. Create a developer account in Telegram.
  2. Goto API development tools and copy API_ID and API_HASH from your account. You’ll need it later.

First requests

To start work, create an instance of TelegramClient and establish connection

Now you can work with Telegram API, but ->

Only a small portion of the API methods are available to unauthorized users. (full description)

For authentication you need to run following code

Full code you can see at AuthUser test

When user is authenticated, TLSharp creates special file called session.dat. In this file TLSharp store all information needed for user session. So you need to authenticate user every time the session.dat file is corrupted or removed.

You can call any method on authenticated user. For example, let’s send message to a friend by his phone number:

Full code you can see at SendMessage test

To send message to channel you could use the following code:

Full code you can see at SendMessageToChannel test

Working with files

Telegram separate files to two categories -> big file and small file. File is Big if its size more than 10 Mb. TLSharp tries to hide this complexity from you, thats why we provide one method to upload files UploadFile.

TLSharp provides two wrappers for sending photo and document

Full code you can see at SendPhotoToContactTest and SendBigFileToContactTest

To download file you should call GetFile method

Full code you can see at DownloadFileFromContactTest

For your convenience TLSharp have wrappers for several Telegram API methods. You could add your own, see details below.

  1. IsPhoneRegisteredAsync
  2. SendCodeRequestAsync
  3. MakeAuthAsync
  4. SignUpAsync
  5. GetContactsAsync
  6. SendMessageAsync
  7. SendTypingAsync
  8. GetUserDialogsAsync
  9. SendUploadedPhoto
  10. SendUploadedDocument
  11. GetFile
  12. UploadFile

What if you can’t find needed method at the list?

Don’t panic. You can call any method with help of SendRequestAsync function. For example, send user typing method:

Where you can find a list of requests and its params?

The only way is Telegram API docs. Yes, it’s outdated. But there is no other source. Latest scheme in JSON format you can find here

Contributing is highly appreciated!

What things can I Implement (Project Roadmap)?

Release 1.0.0

  • [DONE] Add PHONE_MIGRATE handling
  • [DONE] Add FILE_MIGRATE handling
  • Add Updates handling
  • [DONE] Add NuGet package
  • [DONE] Add wrappers for media uploading and downloading
  • Store user session as JSON

What API layer is supported?

The latest one – 57. Thanks to Afshin Arani for his TLGenerator

I get an error MIGRATE_X?

TLSharp library should automatically handle this errors. If you see such errors, pls create a new issue.

I get an exception: System.IO.EndOfStreamException: Unable to read beyond the end of the stream. All test methos except that AuthenticationWorks and TestConnection return same error. I did every thing including setting api id and hash, and setting server address.-

You should create a Telegram session. See configuration guide

Why I get FLOOD_WAIT error?

It’s Telegram restrictions

Why does TLSharp lacks feature XXXX?

Now TLSharp is basic realization of Telegram protocol, you can be a contributor or a sponsor to speed-up developemnt of any feature.

Nothing helps

Ask your question at gitter or create an issue in project bug tracker.

Attach following information:

  • Full problem description and exception message
  • Stack-trace
  • Your code that runs in to this exception

Without information listen above your issue will be closed.

Thanks for donations! It’s highly appreciated. Bitcoin wallet: 3K1ocweFgaHnAibJ3n6hX7RNZWFTFcJjUe

List of donators:

  • mtbitcoin
  • Afshin Arani – TLGenerator, and a lot of other usefull things
  • Knocte

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The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2015 Ilya Pirozhenko http://www.sochix.ru/

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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