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How to use Qt.openUrlExternally in QML

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This article demonstrates how to use the QML method Qt.openUrlExternally to make phone calls, send emails and open web links etc.

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Tested with
SDK: Nokia Qt SDK 1.1.3
Devices(s): N9,N950
Compatibility
Platform(s):
Symbian
Dependencies: QtQuick1.0
Article
Created: vineet.jain (16 Dec 2011)
Last edited: hamishwillee (11 Oct 2012)

Contents

Making a phone call

Qt.openUrlExternally("tel:012345xxxxx")

Opening a web link on the device browser

Qt.openUrlExternally("http://m.youtube.com/")

Opening the Email editor with subject & body of email

Qt.openUrlExternally("mailto:someusername@servicename.com?subject=email editor opened & body=sometext")

Opening the native map application with desired co-ordinates

MeeGo

Qt.openUrlExternally("geo:61.446943,23.86449")

Symbian

Qt.openUrlExternally("http://m.ovi.me/?c=61.446943,23.86449")

Opening a file from device's folder

Qt.openUrlExternally("file:///home/user/MyDocs/Pictures/sample.jpg")
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