Please note that as of October 24, 2014, the Nokia Developer Wiki will no longer be accepting user contributions, including new entries, edits and comments, as we begin transitioning to our new home, in the Windows Phone Development Wiki. We plan to move over the majority of the existing entries over the next few weeks. Thanks for all your past and future contributions.

Checking whether a certain MIME type is supported on Symbian

From Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N95 8GB
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP1
Keywords: CDocumentHandler, TDataType, CDocumentHandler::CanOpenL()
Created: tapla (09 Jun 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (13 Jun 2012)



This code snippet demonstrates how to use the Document Handler API for querying whether the system supports a certain MIME type.

This snippet can be self-signed.

MMP file

The following libraries are required:

LIBRARY apmime.lib    // TDataType
LIBRARY commonui.lib // CDocumentHandler

Header file

#include <DocumentHandler.h>
private:  // Data
CDocumentHandler* iDocHandler;

Source file

#include <DocumentHandler.h>
iDocHandler = CDocumentHandler::NewL(CEikonEnv::Static()->Process());
_LIT8(KAudioBasicMimeType, "audio/basic");
TDataType audioDataType(KAudioBasicMimeType);
TBool result = EFalse;
TRAPD(err, result = iDocHandler->CanOpenL(audioDataType));
if (err == KMimeNotSupported)
// MIME type is not supported
else if (result && !err)
// Basic audio can be handled
else if (!result && !err)
// Basic audio cannot be handled
// Some other error


The Document Handler API has queried whether the audio/basic MIME type is supported by the system.

This page was last modified on 13 June 2012, at 05:55.
76 page views in the last 30 days.

Was this page helpful?

Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.


Thank you!

We appreciate your feedback.