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Using the Microsoft Translator V2 API from delphi

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Due which the Google Translate API has been officially deprecated is time to look for alternatives and a good one is the Microsoft Translator V2, in this article I will show how you can access this API from a Delphi desktop application.

In order to gain access to this API you must obtain a Bing AppID, so go to this page register and get your Bing AppID to play with this.

The Microsoft Translator V2 can be accessed via HTTP, Ajax or SOAP in this post we will use the HTTP interface to make the requests. Now to start using the HTTP API for the Microsoft Translator service you must send a request to the appropriate http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/HTTP.svc url and then parse the returned response.

This is the list of the functions supported by the HTTP API

Name Description
Microsoft.Translator.AddTranslation Method Adds a translation to the translation memory.
Microsoft.Translator.AddTranslationArray Method Adds an array of translations to the translation memory.
Microsoft.Translator.BreakSentences Method Returns an array of sentence lengths for each sentence of the given text.
Microsoft.Translator.Detect Method Detects the language of a selection of text.
Microsoft.Translator.DetectArray Method Detects the language of an array of strings.
Microsoft.Translator.GetAppIdToken Method Returns a tokenized AppID which can be used as AppID parameter in any method.
Microsoft.Translator.GetLanguageNames Method Obtains a list of the languages supported by the Translator Service.
Microsoft.Translator.GetLanguagesForSpeak Method Obtains a list of the language codes supported by the Translator Service for speech synthesis.
Microsoft.Translator.GetLanguagesForTranslate Method Obtains a list of the language codes supported by the Translator Service.
Microsoft.Translator.GetTranslations Method Returns an array of alternative translations of the given text.
Microsoft.Translator.GetTranslationsArray Method Returns an array of alternative translations of the passed array of text.
Microsoft.Translator.Speak Method Returns a stream of a wave-file speaking the passed-in text in the desired language.
Microsoft.Translator.Translate Method Converts a text string from one language to another.
Microsoft.Translator.TranslateArray Method Translates an array of texts into another language.

The next samples uses two helper functions to make a http request (off course which you can use you own method or component too)

uses
  Windows,
  WinInet;

procedure WinInet_HttpGet(const Url: string;Stream:TStream);overload;
const
BuffSize = 1024*1024;
var
  hInter   : HINTERNET;
  UrlHandle: HINTERNET;
  BytesRead: DWORD;
  Buffer   : Pointer;
begin
  hInter := InternetOpen('', INTERNET_OPEN_TYPE_PRECONFIG, nil, nil, 0);
  if Assigned(hInter) then
    try
      Stream.Seek(0,0);
      GetMem(Buffer,BuffSize);
      try
          UrlHandle := InternetOpenUrl(hInter, PChar(Url), nil, 0, INTERNET_FLAG_RELOAD, 0);
          if Assigned(UrlHandle) then
          begin
            repeat
              InternetReadFile(UrlHandle, Buffer, BuffSize, BytesRead);
              if BytesRead>0 then
               Stream.WriteBuffer(Buffer^,BytesRead);
            until BytesRead = 0;
            InternetCloseHandle(UrlHandle);
          end;
      finally
        FreeMem(Buffer);
      end;
    finally
     InternetCloseHandle(hInter);
    end;
end;

function WinInet_HttpGet(const Url: string): string;overload;
Var
  StringStream : TStringStream;
begin
  Result:='';
    StringStream:=TStringStream.Create('',TEncoding.UTF8);
    try
        WinInet_HttpGet(Url,StringStream);
        if StringStream.Size>0 then
        begin
          StringStream.Seek(0,0);
          Result:=StringStream.ReadString(StringStream.Size);
        end;
    finally
      StringStream.Free;
    end;
end;

Translating a Text

To translate a given text you must use the Translate method  making  a request to this URL http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/Translate using these parameters

Parameter                                                 Description
appId A string containing the Bing AppID.
text A string representing the text to translate.
from A string representing the language code of the translation text.
to A string representing the language code to translate the text into.
contentType The format of the text being translated. The supported formats are “text/plain” and “text/html”. Any HTML needs to be well-formed.
category The category of the text to translate. The only supported category is “general”.

In delphi you can construct this URI in this way

const
  MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Translate?appId=%s&text=%s&from=%s&to=%s';

Check this sample code which make a http request and a translate a text

function TranslateText(const AText,SourceLng,DestLng:string):string;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
begin
 //Make the http request
 Result:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri,[BingAppId,AText,SourceLng,DestLng]));
 //Create  a XML object o parse the result
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    //load the XML retuned string
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(Result);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
     Result:=XmlDoc.Text;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

Detecting the language

To detect the language of a text you must use the Detect Method making a http request to this URI  http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/Detect with these parameters.

 Parameter Description
appId A string containing the Bing AppID.
text A string containing some text whose language is to be identified.

In delphi you can construct this URI in this way

const
  MicrosoftTranslatorDetectUri    = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Detect?appId=%s&text=%s';
function DetectLanguage(const AText:string ):string;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
begin
  //make the http request
  Result:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorDetectUri,[BingAppId,AText]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    //load the returned xml string
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(Result);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
   //get the detected language from the node
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
      Result:=XmlDoc.Text;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;
end;

Getting the list of supported languages

The GetLanguagesForTranslate method return a list of the supported languages for translation

The URL of this method is http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/GetLanguagesForTranslate and the parameters are

Parameter  Description
appId A string containing the Bing AppID.
The delphi equivalkent URI
const
MicrosoftTranslatorGetLngUri    = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/GetLanguagesForTranslate?appId=%s';

And here you a have a sample code to make the request and parse the response

function GetLanguagesForTranslate: TList<string>;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
   Nodes  : OleVariant;
   lNodes : Integer;
   i      : Integer;
   sValue : string;
begin
  Result:=TList<string>.Create;
  //make the http request
  sValue:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorGetLngUri,[BingAppId]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(sValue);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
    begin
      //get the nodes
      Nodes := Node.childNodes;
       if not VarIsClear(Nodes) then
       begin
         lNodes:= Nodes.Length;
           for i:=0 to lNodes-1 do
            Result.Add(Nodes.Item(i).Text);
       end;
    end;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

Getting the list of supported languages for speak

the GetLanguagesForSpeak Method returns a list of the suported languages for speak, the URL for this method is http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/GetLanguagesForSpeak

Parameter Description
appId A string containing the Bing AppID.

the delphi equivalent declaration of the URI

const
  MicrosoftTranslatorGetSpkUri    = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/GetLanguagesForSpeak?appId=%s';

Now the function to get the supported languages

function GetLanguagesForSpeak: TList<string>;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
   Nodes  : OleVariant;
   lNodes : Integer;
   i      : Integer;
   sValue : string;
begin
  Result:=TList<string>.Create;
  sValue:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorGetSpkUri,[BingAppId]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(sValue);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
    begin
      Nodes := Node.childNodes;
       if not VarIsClear(Nodes) then
       begin
         lNodes:= Nodes.Length;
           for i:=0 to lNodes-1 do
            Result.Add(Nodes.Item(i).Text);
       end;
    end;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

Making the API speak

The speak method returns a stream of a audio file speaking the passed-in text in the desired language. the URI of this function is http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/Speak and the parameters are

Parameter Description
appId A string containing the Bing AppID.
text A string containing a sentence or sentences of the specified language to be spoken for the wave stream.
language A string representing the supported language code to speak the text in. The code must be present in the list of codes returned from the method GetLanguagesForSpeak.
format Optional. A string specifying the format of the wafe-file to be returned. The default value is “audio/wav” which is the only currently allowed value.

The delphi equivalent URI

const
  MicrosoftTranslatorSpeakUri     = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Speak?appId=%s&text=%s&language=%s';

And the function to get the audio stream

procedure Speak(const FileName,AText,Lng:string);
var
  Stream : TFileStream;
begin
  Stream:=TFileStream.Create(FileName,fmCreate);
  try
    WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorSpeakUri,[BingAppId,AText,Lng]),Stream);
  finally
     Stream.Free;
  end;
end;

Finally this is the full code of a sample console application with all the funcions covered in this post

program MicrosoftTranslatorApi;

{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}

uses
  ShellApi,
  ActiveX,
  Classes,
  ComObj,
  Variants,
  Windows,
  WinInet,
  Generics.Collections,
  SysUtils;

const
   MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Translate?appId=%s&text=%s&from=%s&to=%s';
   MicrosoftTranslatorDetectUri    = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Detect?appId=%s&text=%s';
   MicrosoftTranslatorGetLngUri    = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/GetLanguagesForTranslate?appId=%s';
   MicrosoftTranslatorGetSpkUri    = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/GetLanguagesForSpeak?appId=%s';
   MicrosoftTranslatorSpeakUri     = 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Speak?appId=%s&text=%s&language=%s';
   //this AppId if for demo only please be nice and use your own , it's easy get one from here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff512386.aspx
   BingAppId                       = '73C8F474CA4D1202AD60747126813B731199ECEA';
   Msxml2_DOMDocument              = 'Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0';

procedure WinInet_HttpGet(const Url: string;Stream:TStream);overload;
const
BuffSize = 1024*1024;
var
  hInter   : HINTERNET;
  UrlHandle: HINTERNET;
  BytesRead: DWORD;
  Buffer   : Pointer;
begin
  hInter := InternetOpen('', INTERNET_OPEN_TYPE_PRECONFIG, nil, nil, 0);
  if Assigned(hInter) then
    try
      Stream.Seek(0,0);
      GetMem(Buffer,BuffSize);
      try
          UrlHandle := InternetOpenUrl(hInter, PChar(Url), nil, 0, INTERNET_FLAG_RELOAD, 0);
          if Assigned(UrlHandle) then
          begin
            repeat
              InternetReadFile(UrlHandle, Buffer, BuffSize, BytesRead);
              if BytesRead>0 then
               Stream.WriteBuffer(Buffer^,BytesRead);
            until BytesRead = 0;
            InternetCloseHandle(UrlHandle);
          end;
      finally
        FreeMem(Buffer);
      end;
    finally
     InternetCloseHandle(hInter);
    end;
end;

function WinInet_HttpGet(const Url: string): string;overload;
Var
  StringStream : TStringStream;
begin
  Result:='';
    StringStream:=TStringStream.Create('',TEncoding.UTF8);
    try
        WinInet_HttpGet(Url,StringStream);
        if StringStream.Size>0 then
        begin
          StringStream.Seek(0,0);
          Result:=StringStream.ReadString(StringStream.Size);
        end;
    finally
      StringStream.Free;
    end;
end;

function TranslateText(const AText,SourceLng,DestLng:string):string;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
begin
  Result:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri,[BingAppId,AText,SourceLng,DestLng]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(Result);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
     Result:=XmlDoc.Text;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

function DetectLanguage(const AText:string ):string;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
begin
  Result:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorDetectUri,[BingAppId,AText]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(Result);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
      Result:=XmlDoc.Text;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

function GetLanguagesForTranslate: TList<string>;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
   Nodes  : OleVariant;
   lNodes : Integer;
   i      : Integer;
   sValue : string;
begin
  Result:=TList<string>.Create;
  sValue:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorGetLngUri,[BingAppId]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(sValue);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
    begin
      Nodes := Node.childNodes;
       if not VarIsClear(Nodes) then
       begin
         lNodes:= Nodes.Length;
           for i:=0 to lNodes-1 do
            Result.Add(Nodes.Item(i).Text);
       end;
    end;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

function GetLanguagesForSpeak: TList<string>;
var
   XmlDoc : OleVariant;
   Node   : OleVariant;
   Nodes  : OleVariant;
   lNodes : Integer;
   i      : Integer;
   sValue : string;
begin
  Result:=TList<string>.Create;
  sValue:=WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorGetSpkUri,[BingAppId]));
  XmlDoc:= CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
  try
    XmlDoc.Async := False;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(sValue);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.errorCode <> 0) then
     raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s',[XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node:= XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
    begin
      Nodes := Node.childNodes;
       if not VarIsClear(Nodes) then
       begin
         lNodes:= Nodes.Length;
           for i:=0 to lNodes-1 do
            Result.Add(Nodes.Item(i).Text);
       end;
    end;
  finally
     XmlDoc:=Unassigned;
  end;
end;

procedure Speak(const FileName,AText,Lng:string);
var
  Stream : TFileStream;
begin
  Stream:=TFileStream.Create(FileName,fmCreate);
  try
    WinInet_HttpGet(Format(MicrosoftTranslatorSpeakUri,[BingAppId,AText,Lng]),Stream);
  finally
     Stream.Free;
  end;
end;

var
 lng       : TList<string>;
 s         : string;
 FileName  : string;

begin
 try
    ReportMemoryLeaksOnShutdown:=True;
    CoInitialize(nil);
    try
      Writeln(TranslateText('Hello World','en','es'));
      Writeln(DetectLanguage('Hello World'));

      Writeln('Languages for translate supported');
      lng:=GetLanguagesForTranslate;
      try
        for s in lng do
         Writeln(s);
      finally
        lng.free;
      end;

      Writeln('Languages for speak supported');
      lng:=GetLanguagesForSpeak;
      try
        for s in lng do
         Writeln(s);
      finally
        lng.free;
      end;

      FileName:=ExtractFilePath(ParamStr(0))+'Demo.wav';
      Speak(FileName,'This is a demo using the Microsoft Translator Api from delphi, enjoy','en');
      ShellExecute(0, 'open', PChar(FileName),nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL) ;

    finally
      CoUninitialize;
    end;
 except
    on E:Exception do
        Writeln(E.Classname, ':', E.Message);
 end;
 Writeln('Press Enter to exit');
 Readln;
end.

Author: Rodrigo

Just another Delphi guy.

22 thoughts on “Using the Microsoft Translator V2 API from delphi

  1. Very nice article! Thanks for the info and detailed sample code.
    You could use WinHttp.dll instead of WinInet for much faster access to the Internet. It’s almost the same interface, but with much less overhead (and less features, but I’m quite sure dialup dialog boxes are less useful today).

  2. Very good article indeed, just one thing: can you also post a download link to a ready made test application(bin and/or src)? it would do wonders for Delphi beginners.

  3. P.S. I’m sorry, I was referring to a GUI application, CUI is harder to understand for some reason.

  4. Gran artículo Rodrigo.
    Interesante y muy ilustrador (como siempre).

    Gracias.

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  7. Very nice Rodrigo.
    Will certainly interest a lot of developers having to work in multi-language situation. Just hoping it will stay available for some (long) time…
    Wasn’t too happy when BabelFish stopped working.

  8. hello,
    can this code work on Delphi XE2 Ios application?

    • No directly, because this code uses WinInet and Msxml2 which are part of Windows , but you can access Microsoft Translator V2 API from a Firemonkey IOS application using another method to make the GET requests and then process the XML response.

  9. Hi Rodrigo,

    This is very helpful and I have tried testing it out but have run into problems since MS has now deactivated the use of Bing IDs for new accounts. Instead you now seem to need to use Windows Azure Market place accounts and “access tokens”. The good news is that you still get 2 million characters translated per month for free.

    I managed to sign up OK for Windows Azure but could not find any good Delphi examples of how to get and work with access tokens. I did find some guidance here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh454950.aspx but I’m afraid its beyond my level of expertise to implement this in Delphi. Have you (or anyone else) already done so or can you offer any tips?

    Thanks in advance!

  10. Thanks again! I had not seen that. That’s very helpful.

    I will try to adapt this to work with the Translate API. If I can get it working do you want me to send it back to you?

  11. One more quick question if you don’t mind What would the URI be for the Translate API? (Sorry this is probably a dumb question – my programming expertise is pretty minimal!)

  12. Hi again Rodrigo,

    Sorry to bother you.

    Could I ask your advice one more time? I tried to adapt your bing search code and get it working with V2 of the Microsoft Translate API, but I am getting HTTP400 errors. I don’t think I really understand what an AppID is. I have been using the Account key I got from Azure market Place/My Account/Account Keys.

    Anyhow, below is what I was trying. I would appreciate it if you could have a quick look at this and let me know what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks!

    function TranslateText(const AText, SourceLng, DestLng: string): string;

    const
    MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri = ‘http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/Translate? appId=%s&text=%s&from=%s&to=%s’;
    Msxml2_DOMDocument = ‘Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0’;

    AppID = ‘XXXXXXXXXXXXX;
    //For AppID iI used my account key from Azure market Place/My Account/Account Keys
    // Also tried “Bearer Account Key”

    var
    LIdHTTP: TIdHTTP;
    LIOHandler: TIdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL;
    LIndex: integer;
    URI, Response: string;
    XmlDoc, Node: OLEvariant;

    begin
    LIOHandler := TIdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL.Create(nil);
    try
    LIOHandler.SSLOptions.Method := sslvTLSv1;
    LIOHandler.SSLOptions.Mode := sslmUnassigned;
    LIOHandler.SSLOptions.VerifyMode := [];
    LIOHandler.SSLOptions.VerifyDepth := 0;
    LIOHandler.Host := ”;

    LIdHTTP := TIdHTTP.Create(nil);
    try
    LIdHTTP.Request.ContentEncoding := ‘utf-8’;
    LIdHTTP.Request.BasicAuthentication := true;
    LIdHTTP.Request.UserName := AppID;
    LIdHTTP.Request.Password := AppID;
    LIdHTTP.IOHandler := LIOHandler;
    URI := Format(MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri, [QuotedStr(”), TIdURI.PathEncode(QuotedStr(AText)), SourceLng, DestLng]);
    Response := LIdHTTP.Get(URI);
    XmlDoc := CreateOleObject(Msxml2_DOMDocument);
    try
    XmlDoc.Async := false;
    XmlDoc.LoadXML(Response);
    if (XmlDoc.parseError.ErrorCode 0) then
    raise Exception.CreateFmt(‘Error in Xml Data %s’, [XmlDoc.parseError]);
    Node := XmlDoc.documentElement;
    if not VarIsClear(Node) then
    Result := XmlDoc.Text;
    finally
    XmlDoc := Unassigned;
    end;
    finally
    LIdHTTP.Free;
    end;
    finally
    LIOHandler.Free;
    end;
    end;

    • Ok this is a sample of how to use this api

      function TranslateText(const AText, SourceLng, DestLng: string): string;
      const
        MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri = 'https://api.datamarket.azure.com/Data.ashx/Bing/MicrosoftTranslator/v1/Translate?Text=%s&To=%s&From=%s&$top=100';
        Msxml2_DOMDocument = 'Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0';
      var
        LIdHTTP: TIdHTTP;
        LIOHandler: TIdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL;
        LIndex: integer;
        URI, Response: string;
        XMLDOMDocument  : IXMLDOMDocument;
        XMLDOMNode      : IXMLDOMNode;
        XMLDOMNodeList  : IXMLDOMNodeList;
        cXMLDOMNode     : IXMLDOMNode;
      begin
        LIOHandler := TIdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL.Create(nil);
        try
          LIOHandler.SSLOptions.Method := sslvTLSv1;
          LIOHandler.SSLOptions.Mode := sslmUnassigned;
          LIOHandler.SSLOptions.VerifyMode := [];
          LIOHandler.SSLOptions.VerifyDepth := 0;
          LIOHandler.Host := '';
      
          LIdHTTP := TIdHTTP.Create(nil);
          try
            LIdHTTP.Request.ContentEncoding := 'utf-8';
            LIdHTTP.Request.BasicAuthentication := true;
            LIdHTTP.Request.UserName := ApplicationID;
            LIdHTTP.Request.Password := ApplicationID;
            LIdHTTP.IOHandler := LIOHandler;
            URI := Format(MicrosoftTranslatorTranslateUri, ['%27'+TIdURI.PathEncode(AText)+'%27', '%27'+DestLng+'%27', '%27'+SourceLng+'%27']);
            Response := LIdHTTP.Get(URI);
            XMLDOMDocument:=CoDOMDocument.Create;
            try
              XMLDOMDocument.loadXML(Response);
      
              if (XMLDOMDocument.parseError.ErrorCode<>0) then
                raise Exception.CreateFmt('Error in Xml Data %s', [XMLDOMDocument.parseError]);
              XMLDOMNode := XMLDOMDocument.selectSingleNode('/feed');
              XMLDOMNodeList := XMLDOMNode.selectNodes('//entry');
      
              if XMLDOMNodeList<>nil then
              for LIndex:=0 to  XMLDOMNodeList.length-1 do
              begin
                 cXMLDOMNode:=XMLDOMNode.selectSingleNode(Format('//entry[%d]/content/m:properties/d:Text',[LIndex]));
                 Result:=String(cXMLDOMNode.Text);
                 Break;
              end;
      
            finally
              XMLDOMDocument:=nil;
            end;
          finally
            LIdHTTP.Free;
          end;
        finally
          LIOHandler.Free;
        end;
      end;
      

      And use like so

      TranslateText('Hello World','en', 'es')
      
  13. This is great – it worked. many thanks!
    Charlie

  14. It is working! But not Translator string Unicode :(
    Thanks you!

  15. Rodrigo,
    what is the BingAPPid, when i need the new registration form on Windows azure marketplace.
    especially,,how can I create them?

  16. Thanks Delphi!, thank you Rodrigo!

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