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I've been trying all day to get a "request token" from the dropbox rest-api.

Basically I'm trying to perform step 1 at


" 1. Make an API call for a request token:



Your HTTP request should have the following header:

Authorization: OAuth oauth_version="1.0", oauth_signature_method="PLAINTEXT", oauth_consumer_key="<app-key>", oauth_signature="<app-secret>&"


The response body will be a url-encoded string:



Parse out the request token and secret and save them somewhere."






I'm really struggling with how to send the header properly. 


Copying the example at, I have: 

; The data to be sent
$sPD = 'Authorization: OAuth oauth_version="1.0", oauth_signature_method="PLAINTEXT", oauth_consumer_key="h9y2pwy1nbvzy5e", oauth_signature="imrgkd8i80c2b8g&"'

; Creating the object
$oHTTP = ObjCreate("winhttp.winhttprequest.5.1")
$oHTTP.Open("POST", "", False)
$oHTTP.SetRequestHeader("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded")
; Performing the Request

; Download the body response if any, and get the server status response code.
$oReceived = $oHTTP.ResponseText
$oStatusCode = $oHTTP.Status

If $oStatusCode <> 200 then
 MsgBox(4096, "Response code", $oStatusCode)

; Saves the body response regardless of the Response code 
 $file = FileOpen("Received.html", 2) ; The value of 2 overwrites the file if it already exists
 FileWrite($file, $oReceived)

I think my Authorisation string should be used in the "SetRequestHeader" function, but am worried about replacing the "content-type" already there as it looks important.



If anybody can help it would be an enormous help

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I'm sorry I just don't get it. 

I the header I need to put all of the authorisation stuff into the "requestheader" ?

and if so, do i just cut out the existing one with "Content-Type" in it?

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Local $hOpen = _WinHttpOpen()
Local $hConnect = _WinHttpConnect($hOpen, "")
; Specify the reguest:
;Local $hRequest = _WinHttpOpenRequest($hConnect, Default, "en-us/library/aa384101(VS.85).aspx")
Local $hRequest = _WinHttpOpenRequest($hConnect, "POST", 'Authorization: OAuth oauth_version="1.0", oauth_signature_method="PLAINTEXT", oauth_consumer_key="h9w2iwy1navzi5e", oauth_signature="imrgkd9i80b6o4o"')

; Send request

; Wait for the response

Local $sHeader = _WinHttpQueryHeaders($hRequest) ; ...get full header

; Clean

; Display retrieved header
MsgBox(0, "Header", $sHeader)

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