Windows Live Writer (WLW) and upload file

Jul 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM
Edited Jul 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM

I must be missing something in Windows Live Writer (WLW) client as I cannot seem to find an option to insert or upload a file with a post.

I've download the source code for BE and I see that there is a nice IHttpHandler called FileHandler, and that I can place a file in the /App_Data/files directory and then call /file.axd?files=fileNameHere and it will return the file for download.

I also see the option to upload a file using the admin post entry form.

However, I don't seem to see an option to do this via WLW client.  I do see it mentioned by Ben Amada in the 6th post down in this thread.

It will also handle uploading the images/files to your blog

Do I need a plugin?

Jul 9, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Yes, you'll need a plug-in (here's one). Unfortunately, Writer doesn't currently provide the ability to upload files, but I'll pass this feedback on to the rest of my team.

Thanks,
Will
Windows Live Writer Developer