Android Question DropBox Sync Library

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by dickcrich, May 19, 2015.

  1. dickcrich

    dickcrich Member Licensed User

    The dropbox Sync library I downloaded is 3.0 and I see references other to 3.29. I'm not getting references to DbxDatastore resolved in one of the example programs (DbxB4AEx1). Also, in the the setup it said to make sure I set the app to a "Sync API", the DropBox console doesn't give me that option.

    The setup also mentioned moving dropbox-sync-sdk-android.jar to the B4A libraries folder as well as the "attached wrappers". I assume the attached wrappers were the files in the DropBoxSync.zip. I saw nothing else attached.

    Advice greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    MY dropboxsync-library (3.29) is discontinued. I suggest using the one from Erel.

    But in the next 12 months DropBox stops supporting DropboxSync and Datastores and we need to update the Wrapper to use the new upcoming DropBox SDK V2
     
  3. dickcrich

    dickcrich Member Licensed User

    Thanks for the information. I believe I can wait on the new SDK. I'll be watching.
     
  4. dickcrich

    dickcrich Member Licensed User

    In using Erel's example the account ready event never fires for me. I wonder if I'm missing something. In the B4A library I have DropboxSync.jar, DropboxSync.xml, and dropbox-sync-sdk-andriod.jar. I replaced the key and secret references with what DropBox assigned me. I also created the strings.xml file. However, when I created the app in DropBox they must have changed the console. It gave me two options: "Drop-ins App" and "DropBox API App". No reference for "Sync API" so I chose "DropBox API App"

    CodE:
    Code:
    #Region  Project Attributes
        
    #ApplicationLabel: B4A Test
        
    #VersionCode: 1
        
    #VersionName:
        
    'SupportedOrientations possible values: unspecified, landscape or portrait.
        #SupportedOrientations: unspecified
        
    #CanInstallToExternalStorage: False
    #End Region

    #Region  Activity Attributes
        
    #FullScreen: False
        
    #IncludeTitle: True
    #End Region

    Sub Process_Globals
       
    Private manager As DbxAccountManager
       
    Private key As String = "I put my key here"
       
    Private secret As String = "I put my secret here"

    End Sub

    Sub Globals

    End Sub

    Sub Activity_Create(FirstTime As Boolean)
       
    If FirstTime Then
          manager.Initialize(key, secret, 
    "Manager")
       
    End If
       
    Activity.LoadLayout("1")
    End Sub

    Sub Button1_Click
       manager.LinkAccount
    End Sub

    Sub Manager_AccountReady (Success As Boolean)
       
    Log("Account Ready: " & Success)
       
    If Success Then
          
    For Each FileInfo As DbxFileInfo In manager.ListFiles("/")
             
    Log(FileInfo.Name & ", " & FileInfo.IsFolder)
          
    Next
       
    End If
    '   manager.DownloadFile("/", "MyChow.txt", File.DirRootExternal, "MyChow.TXT")
    '       ExitApplication

    End Sub
    Manifest:
    Code:
    SetApplicationAttribute(android:label"@string/app_name"' NEW in v3.0!!!
    AddApplicationText(
    <
    activity android:name="com.dropbox.sync.android.DbxAuthActivity" />
    <
    activity
      android:name=
    "com.dropbox.client2.android.AuthActivity"
      android:launchMode=
    "singleTask" >
      <
    intent-filter>
        <data android:scheme=
    "db-I put my key here" /> <!-- NEED TO UPDATE -->
        <action android:name=
    "android.intent.action.VIEW" />
        <category android:name=
    "android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
        <category android:name=
    "android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
      </
    intent-filter>
    </
    activity>
    <
    service
      android:name=
    "com.dropbox.sync.android.DbxSyncService"
      android:enabled=
    "true"
      android:exported=
    "false"
      android:
    label="Dropbox Sync" />
      )
     
  5. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    and set it to readonly?
    What is the content of your res/values/strings.xml
     
  6. dickcrich

    dickcrich Member Licensed User

    I did. I notice if you don't it gets deleted. B4A Test is the name I gave the app in DropBox.

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <resources>
      <
    string name="app_name">B4A Test</string>
    </resources>
     
  7. dickcrich

    dickcrich Member Licensed User

    I may have the answer. I noticed on YouTube a video on the API. That video didn't show the current developer page. In the video that was a selection for the sync API. That isn't there now, only the core. I downloaded that core and put in the library. So, there may be a compatibility problem at play.
     
  8. dickcrich

    dickcrich Member Licensed User

    Disregard the prior post. That wasn't the issue I believe.
     
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