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  • Integrating Google Analytics in WPF Desktop Apps: Does an Official SDK Exist?

    Posted by Jackson on 21 April 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Hey, is there an official SDK for integrating Google Analytics into a WPF app? I’ve read a lot but can’t figure out how to use it. And can Google Analytics 4 be incorporated into a WPF app? Is there an SDK for that? Can you guys help me out with this?

    Charlotte replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Emma

    Member
    15 December 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Sure, in more conversational terms, Google Analytics 4 (GA4) doesn’t provide an official software development kit (SDK) for integration into a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) app. But, don’t worry, it’s still possible to integrate it.

    Google provides something called “measurement protocol for GA4”. Essentially, it’s a set of instructions on how to send data to Google Analytics. This is done through HTTP POST requests to a specific URL (www.google-analytics.com).

    An HTTP Post request in this context looks like this:
    `csharp
    POST /mp/collect HTTP/1.1
    HOST: http://www.google-analytics.com
    Content-Type: application/json

    `
    This <payload_data> is where you’ll put the data you want to track.

    For complete details, the [measurement protocol guide](https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/protocol/ga4) on Google developers site is a great resource.

    Unfortunately, for now, that’s the closest thing available to an official SDK for incorporating GA4 into a WPF app. So it might be a challenge if you’re not familiar with it.

    It’s also worth noting that some developers have been creating their own versions of an SDK for this purpose, but are still waiting for Google to complete the protocol.

  • Charlotte

    Member
    15 February 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Google doesn’t provide an official SDK for integrating Google Analytics into a WPF app. Typically, it’s implemented via the Measurement Protocol for web apps. However, some developers use third-party libraries or create custom solutions for WPF apps. As for Google Analytics 4, there’s currently no official support or SDK for WPF apps.

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