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B4i Library iUI9 - Safari Controller

Discussion in 'iOS Libraries' started by Erel, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User


    iUI9 currently includes a single class named SafariController.

    This library is supported by iOS 9+. This means that you need to add:
    #MinVersion: 9
    Up until now there were two controls to show web content: WebView and WKWebView (iUI8 library). These views give you full control over the content. You can extract the html and you can inject JavaScript and modify it.

    This is not the case with SafariController.

    1. SafariController is a full page controller. It is not a view.
    2. You can only use it to show web content. You cannot extract anything or modify the content.
    3. It is a full browser with most of Mobile Safari features.

    Another important feature of SafariController is that it can open non-https urls without disabling the ATS service. Apple will make it impossible (or difficult) to disable it in the future.

    Using SafariController is very simple as you can see from the following code:
    #MinVersion: 9
    'no need to disable ATS.
    #ATSEnabled: true
    Sub Process_Globals
    'These global variables will be declared once when the application starts.
       'Public variables can be accessed from all modules.
       Public App As Application
    Public NavControl As NavigationController
    Private Page1 As Page
    Private safari As SafariController
    End Sub

    Private Sub Application_Start (Nav As NavigationController)
       NavControl = Nav
       Page1.Title = 
    "Page 1"
       Page1.RootPanel.Color = 
    Dim bb As BarButton
       Page1.TopRightButtons = 
    End Sub

    Sub Page1_BarButtonClick (Tag As String)
    If Tag = "Open" Then
         safari.TintColor = 
    End If
    End Sub

    Sub Safari_PageFinished (Success As Boolean)
    Log($"PageFinished, Success = ${Success}"$)
    End Sub

    Sub Safari_Closed
    Log("Controller closed")
    End Sub
    - The PageFinished event is only raised for the first url.
    - The address bar is read-only. The user can navigate to other pages by following links.
    - 88%+ of the iOS devices are running iOS 9: https://developer.apple.com/support/app-store/

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  2. Yvon Steinthal

    Yvon Steinthal Active Member Licensed User

    Anyway to Show inside a WebView or Panel instead of a Page?
  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

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