Creating Facebook applications using Visual Studio 2012 V2

We always wonder how Facebook apps are made and what are the resources required to make it. I have done a research and have aggregated all the information in one place. How to create a Facebook application using Visual Studio 2012 update 2

What is Social graph

-Social Graph is a computer model representing users and their interactions with objects or it represents Your Business (I.e your application) And Your Customers (facebook users).

-The Facebook Platform Allows You To Integrate With The Social Graph
Apps Are The Center Of The Platform

Social Graph

Type of Facebook Application

Type of Facebook Application

The Graph Api

-HTTP-based API for accessing social graph
-Accessible at
-HTTP verb indicates intent

GET -> read
POST -> create or update
DELETE -> delete
Read/Write access depending on permission

Tools used to Build Facebook Apps

VS 2012 Facebook App Template


-ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2

Referred Nuget Packages
-.Net 4.5

Important Notes for Facebook App Template:-
-Works only with the Razor view engine

-Release Candidate (RC)

Training Resources

-Facebook Platform Overview Video -

-C# SDK -

-VS Facebook App Template

API Tools and Docs


-How To:


-API Explorer:

-JS SDK Test Console:
More Tools

-OG and Access Token Debugger

-Solid Test



Have Fun Playing with Facebook Apps


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