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QuickBooks Windows Desktop Development Docs

Published: 2018-09-21 • Last updated: 2021-05-03

Created a GitHub repo with docs and code examples for developing against QuickBooks (QB) Desktop on Windows. It pulls from my experience developing Windows Forms apps that query from and import data to QB.

It includes:

  • Installing a QB trial version and troubleshooting it
  • Reactivating the QB trial version after expiration
  • Installing QB SDK
  • Adding QBFC library to Visual Studio
  • Reference to official QB SDK docs
  • Code examples for:
    • Connecting to, and beginning a session with QB
    • Querying a list of employee names
    • Importing a list of timesheets
    • Ending a session with, and closing connection to QB