MIME type handling in Symbian Web Runtime

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This code snippet demonstrates how to launch an application based on a given document using the AppManager Platform Service for Web Runtime. This service was introduced in S60 5th Edition. Image files were chosen to present the MIME type handling in WRT.

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Code ExampleTested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: device.getServiceObject(),Service.IAppManager.LaunchDoc(),
Created: ivruban (26 Feb 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (04 Oct 2012)


Source file: Relevant HTML components

<select size = "5" id = "imageList" onclick = "show();">


* Shows the selected image.

function show() {
var so = null;
try {
//Getting service object for application management.
var so = device.getServiceObject("Service.AppManager", "IAppManager");
} catch (ex) {
alert("Exception in getting application service object: " + ex);
var imageList = document.getElementById("imageList");
for (var i = 0; i < imageList.options.length; i++) {
if (imageList.options[i].selected) {
var criteria = new Object();
criteria.Document = new Object();
//Setting the path to file that must be opened in a standalone
criteria.Document.DocumentPath = imageList.options[i].value;
//Opening the file in standalone application
try {
var res = so.IAppManager.LaunchDoc(criteria);
if (res.ErrorCode != 0){
alert(res.ErrorCode + ' ; ' + res.ErrorMessage);
} catch (ex){
alert("Exception in launching document: " + ex);


The image selected from the list is displayed in a standalone application.

See also

Supplementary material

This code snippet is part of the stub concept, which means that it has been patched on top of a template application in order to be more useful to developers. The version of the WRT stub application used as a template in this snippet is v1.1.

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