API Quickstarts

These quickstarts help you hit the ground running in no time at all on the platform of your choice. Be sure to check out the other sections for more details on each topic.


Because our API is RESTful by default, it’s easy to use on any platform that supports HTTP. We show just what we mean via the popular cURL command-line tool.


Thanks to our JSONP support, the API is easy to use from JavaScript and works cross-domain. Thanks to jQuery's JSONP support, it's even easier to use with jQuery.


We provide a Silverlight class library that makes talking with the API from Silverlight a breeze. And with Deep Zoom built into Silverlight, the possibilities are endless.

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