Android Question (Solved)Intent.action.View isn't working on Dropbox

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by opus, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. opus

    opus Member Licensed User

    Hi, I use the code posted below in the in Manifest-Editor to launch my app when a *.Dat file is clicked in the file-editor. That works! However, if I try to use a file in the Dropbox it doesn't. (Intent.GetExtra("key_filename") is returning nothing)
    What would be a correct or better way to open a file from the dropbox?


    Code:
    AddActivityText(Main,
      <
    intent-filter>
      <action android:name=
    "android.intent.action.VIEW" />
      <category android:name=
    "android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
      <category android:name=
    "android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
      <data android:scheme=
    "file" />
      <data android:mimeType=
    "*/*" />
      <data android:pathPattern=
    ".*\\.dat" />
      <data android:host=
    "*" />
      </
    intent-filter>)
     
  2. Mahares

    Mahares Well Known Member Licensed User

    Dropbox allows only certain files with a given extension. This link has a list of the permitted extensions.
    https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/devguide#app-permissions
    Dat is not one of the extensions permitted. Try to change the file extension or contact Dropbox support and ask them to add the extension specifically to your app. I hope this answers your question as I had a similar situation.
     
  3. opus

    opus Member Licensed User

    Thanks, I'll change the extension.
     
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