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Add custom information into application descriptor?

Engaged ,
Nov 12, 2015

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Hi,

Is it possible to add a 'custom' node into an AIR application descriptor? I was hoping to be able to read a specific field from the file eg:

<application xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/air/application/20.0">

    <id>com.application.id</id>

    <filename>Test</filename>

    <name>Test App</name>

    <versionNumber>0.0.1</versionNumber>

    <customNode>value</customNode>


</application>



However it seems nodes like this are stripped out of the packaged application. Any ideas how to add something like this? Or suggestions as to a better method?

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Add custom information into application descriptor?

Engaged ,
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Hi,

Is it possible to add a 'custom' node into an AIR application descriptor? I was hoping to be able to read a specific field from the file eg:

<application xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/air/application/20.0">

    <id>com.application.id</id>

    <filename>Test</filename>

    <name>Test App</name>

    <versionNumber>0.0.1</versionNumber>

    <customNode>value</customNode>


</application>



However it seems nodes like this are stripped out of the packaged application. Any ideas how to add something like this? Or suggestions as to a better method?

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Engaged ,
Nov 19, 2015

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It depends on your platform, but you could try putting it in the description field?  I'm not sure that the description field is used at all on Android or iOS, but I haven't checked the bundle to see if the field has also been stripped.  It also won't help you on other platforms.

Loving your ANE's by the way.

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Engaged ,
Dec 16, 2015

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Thanks,

The description field is an option, but we are trying to use a method that doesn't interfere with the standard usage and would like to keep it cross platform as much as possible.

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for android add a custom meta to xml manifest file.

<meta-data android:name="send_launch_scheme" android:value="xdev" />

then read that value from metada property of ApplicationInfo

private String readMetaScheme(){

        String send_launch_scheme = null;

        try {

            ApplicationInfo ai = getPackageManager().getApplicationInfo(getPackageName(), PackageManager.GET_META_DATA);

            Bundle bundle = ai.metaData;

            send_launch_scheme = bundle.getString("send_launch_scheme");

        } catch (NameNotFoundException e) {

            Log.e(TAG, "Failed to load meta-data, NameNotFound: " + e.getMessage());

        } catch (NullPointerException e) {

            Log.e(TAG, "Failed to load meta-data, NullPointer: " + e.getMessage());        

        }

        return send_launch_scheme;

    }

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Engaged ,
Sep 01, 2017

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Thanks for that, we are aware of the Android meta-data tags, we were looking for an AIR cross platform method though.

Cheers

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you can also add metadata to the SWF file itself

see: Adding metadata to SWF files

and then at loading times you can read the loaderInfo.bytes to parse and get back that data

and/or you can use a custom metadata in AS3
eg.

[mystuff(name="foobar", desc="something")]
public class Whatever {}

then in compiler options use keep-as3-metadata=mystuff

then in AS3 use describeType to get the values etc.

see Using Custom Metadata Tags

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