Integrating Daily.Co Video Call API in ASP.NET MVC 5

Getting Started — Join a Video Call on Daily.co from your web application

First Step : Sign Up on Daily.Co

To get started using the Daily.co video API. You’ll need to sign up for an account. You can find the pricing here.

Second step: Choose a Daily.co domain name

All your video call URLs start with your own, custom, domain name. A video call URL looks like this: https://your-domain.daily.co/hello

As part of the sign-up process, you choose a “domain name” for your Daily.co account. Throughout this article, we’ll use your-domain.daily.co as an example domain name.

Third Step: Integrating the Video Call in your Web Solution

In your MVC Solution, in any view of your choice. Open the View, and add the Video Call & Container controls, to your Razor view.

<div class="row" style="margin-bottom:20px;">
  <button class="btn btn-primary" style="float:left;margin-right:20px;" onclick="mtgJoin()">Join meeting</button>

  <button class="btn btn-danger" style="float:left;" onclick="mtgLeave()">Leave meeting</button>
</div>

<div class="row">
  <div id="mtg-frame" height="400" style="height:400px;border:0;background-color:lightgrey;" />
</div>

Add the daily.co js to the Scripts section in your view:

<script crossorigin src=”https://unpkg.com/@daily-co/daily-js"></script>

And then, this error happens:

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So, to fix the above error. A workaround that I would recommend would be to simply create a variable named daily at the top of the view.

@{
var daily = "@daily";
}

And then, Voila! the error is gone.

So, the next step would be to implement the JavaScript functions for the buttons in the Scripts section: mtgJoin() and mtgLeave()

const mtgJoin = () => {
  let callUrl = "https://your-domain.daily.co/hello";
  if (!window.frame) {
    window.inp = document.getElementById("mtg-link");
    window.frame = window.DailyIframe.createFrame(document.getElementById("mtg-frame"));
  }
  window.frame.join({ url: callUrl });
};

const mtgLeave = () => {
  window.frame.leave();
};

And, you are done... When you click on Join Meeting, your page should look something like this...

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Finished! And we're done

Now we actually have a real-life video calling system in your web application.

The Working version of this project is available on GitHub —https://github.com/edwardsmoses/DailyCo-Api-Integration

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