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    MNotification to open an application

    Hello,

    I am using MNotification to show a banner. Now I want a file to be opened when a user taps the banner.

    MNotification insists on using MRemoteAction D-Bus call. I, instead, would like to use Qt.openUrlExternally(). To do so I try to connect MRemoteAction::triggered() signal to a custom slot. The connection returns true (success) as well as my D-Bus call is being properly executed. But the problem is that my slot never gains control as if triggered() was never emitted.

    Maybe there is some other workaround to call Qt.openUrlExternally() through MRemoteAction object?
    Thanks!

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    Hi,

    Can you please check https://gitorious.org/libharmattanev...venttester.cpp
    http://www.d-pointer.com/solutions/l...ttaneventview/

    setUrlToOpen api also helps in achieving the same.

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    kusumk: thank you for your reply but unfortunately this is not the case.
    In fact, MNotification forces the use of D-Bus and I am looking for a way to open a .png file with appropriate application (Gallery) with D-Bus

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    Hi,

    Did you check the libcontentaction apis for doing the same instead of using dbus -

    http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/docs/...50ZW50YWN0aW9u

    Please check Action class reference.

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    Apparently there was a reason for MNotification to force D-Bus usage because a banner is a part of system process, not my process (which explains why signal did not reach the slot).
    So I ended up with implementing a simple D-Bus adaptor which appeared totally fine since the banner can show up only when my app is still running.

    Anyway, kusumk, thank you very much for your help!
    Last edited by conxt; 2012-01-11 at 10:46.

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    Conxt,

    >> 'I am looking for a way to open a .png file with appropriate application (Gallery) with D-Bus '

    So were you successful in doing the above.

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    Yes, I came to exporting a D-Bus adaptor with QDesktopServices::openUrl and everything seems to work fine.
    Sure it seems quite redundant to create an adaptor for a single line of code, but, as I have said, there seems to be a reason for this.

    Thank you!

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    Re: MNotification to open an application

    You can use dbus-send through the (unsupported, I think) maemo-meegotouch-interfaces package.

    For example, in the case of Gallery, I was succesfully able to use the following calls:

    Opening a list of files in the grid:

    dbus-send --print-reply --dest=com.nokia.Gallery --type=method_call \
    / com.nokia.maemo.meegotouch.GalleryInterface.showMediaInGrid \
    array:string:"file:///home/user/MyDocs/DCIM/picture-1.jpg","file:///home/user/MyDocs/DCIM/picture-2.jpg"

    Opening a list of files in fullscreen:

    dbus-send --print-reply --dest=com.nokia.Gallery --type=method_call \
    / com.nokia.maemo.meegotouch.GalleryInterface.showMediaInFullScreen \
    array:string:"file:///home/user/MyDocs/DCIM/picture-1.jpg","file:///home/user/MyDocs/DCIM/picture-2.jpg"

    Opening gallery in the CameraRoll tab:

    dbus-send --print-reply --dest=com.nokia.Gallery --type=method_call \
    / com.nokia.maemo.meegotouch.GalleryInterface.showCameraRoll

    Anyway, don't expect this to keep working in future SSUs.

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