The handler described here processes callbacks from the GrabzIt screenshot web service. The URL of this handler is passed to GrabzIt in the callBackURL parameter of the Save method.
However this technique will only work if the handler is accessible via the Internet.
The following parameters are passed to the handler as GET parameters.
If you want to block all access to the handler, except from GrabzIt then use this security technique.
To add a handler to a MVC project simply define a method with the following signature in a controller as shown in the SampleMVC project of the ASP.NET demo.
Then pass the URL of this method to GrabzIt so if this is in the Home controller then the callback URL could look something like: http://www.example.com/Home/Handler
public ActionResult Handler(string filename, string id, string message, string customId, string format)
GrabzItClient grabzItClient = GrabzItClient.Create("Sign in to view your Application Key", "Sign in to view your Application Secret");
GrabzItFile file = grabzItClient.GetResult(id);
file.Save(Server.MapPath("~/results/" + filename));
The easiest way to implement a callback handler is to create a generic handler and inherit from GrabzIt.Handler class as shown below and then implement the Process method. This method captures five parameters passed to it from the GrabzIt service, including the unique id of the capture which is passed to the GetResult method.
This method then returns the capture, which is saved in the results directory. However if a null value is returned from the GetResult method this indicates that an error has occured.
public class OverridenHandler : GrabzIt.Handler
protected override void Process(HttpContext context, string filename, string id, string message,
string customId, string format)
GrabzItClient grabzIt = GrabzItClient.Create("Sign in to view your Application Key", "Sign in to view your Application Secret");
GrabzItFile file = grabzIt.GetResult(id);
file.Save(context.Server.MapPath("~/results/" + filename));
While the above technique uses a generic handler, you can just as easily use a ASPX page to recieve the callback and download the capture. To do this just create your own ASPX page etc and then read the querystring parameters mentioned above. The most useful parameter is the id parameter, which can be used with the GetResult method to download the capture.