View action for non-standard file types

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View action for non-standard file types

Post by tidosho »

Hi there:

I have written an app that handles ACTION_VIEW intents for KML files, based on path patterns (see below) but clicking on a KML file just raises an error dialog (Error - cannot open file). Is this because you look up the MIME type to create an ACTION_VIEW intent? And don't have KML in your registry? Or is there something wrong with my Intent filter?

You can use the PackageManager to check whether any Activities can handle a simple URI-based intent, so as to avoid crashes (and circularities, i.e. AndExplorer calling itself).

<action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
<data android:scheme="file" />
<data android:pathPattern=".*\\.kml" />
<data android:host="*" />



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Re: View action for non-standard file types

Post by support »

Yes, it's because KML is not our registry.

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