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Published: June 19 2012, 6:58:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 10:31:52 PM

XML Sample application: Finding API call from windows using VB.NET - findItemsByCategory


This tool is a console application written in VB.NET that helps you retrieve listings via the Finding API. It makes a call to findItemsByCateogry to search for items in the specified eBay category.

For example, if our search is based on a specified category you need to use findItemsByCateogry call with the required categoryID in <category> tag.

You can use this as a reference sample for executing Finding API calls from your own application.

How to run the sample:

1. Unzip the contents of the zip file,, into your local directory.

2. Open the FindingAPI_WindowsSample.vbproj with Visual Studio

3. Update the X-EBAY-SOA-SECURITY-APPNAME in Module1.vb file with your ApplicationID


Attached is a Visual Studio .NET 2005 command line project in VB.NET that shows how to make the Finding API findItemsByCateogry call to search items by a keyword query using XML POST request.

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