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NH_dev
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-09-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

Hello,

 

I'm trying to invoke the native app for sending sms, but can't figure out the invocation parameters.

The sample app "invoke client" and

https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/documentation/device_platform/invocation/email.html

 

 documentation allow me to invoke composer for email, but not for text messages.

 

Any suggestion is highly appreciated.

 

 Thanks,
    Narek

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borceg
Posts: 671
Registered: ‎03-21-2012
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

As far as I know, it's not documented yet. But it's available.

 

<invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.uib.view">
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.REPLY</action>
            <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.sms</mime-type>
            <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.mms</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="pim:"/>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.uib.compose">
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.FORWARD</action>
            <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.sms</mime-type>
            <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.mms</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="pim:"/>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.composer">
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.COMPOSE</action>
            <mime-type>application/text_messaging</mime-type>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.previewer">
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.VIEW</action>
            <mime-type>application/text_messaging</mime-type>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.sharemedia">
        <invoke-target-type>card.previewer</invoke-target-type>
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <icon><image>share_icon.png</image></icon>
        <filter>
            <!-- Single File share -->
            <action>bb.action.SHARE</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="file://"/>
        </filter>
        <filter>
            <!-- Multi-File share -->
            <action>bb.action.SHARE</action>
            <mime-type>filelist/*</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="list://"/>
        </filter>
        <filter>
            <!-- Contact card sharing -->
            <action>bb.action.SHARE</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="file://"/>
            <property var="exts" value="vcf"/>
        </filter>
        <filter>
          <action>bb.action.SHARE</action>
          <mime-type>text/plain</mime-type>
          <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.string.address</mime-type>
       </filter>
        <filter>
            <!-- Browser share link -->
            <action>bb.action.SHARE</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="http://,https://"/>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging">
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <icon><image>share_icon.png</image></icon>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.SENDTEXT</action>
            <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.string.phone</mime-type>
        </filter>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.SENDTEXT</action>
            <mime-type>application/vnd.blackberry.string.contact</mime-type>
        </filter>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.SENDTEXT</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="tel:"/>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.smsuri">
        <type>card.previewer</type>
        <icon><image>share_icon.png</image></icon>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.OPEN</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="uris" value="sms:,smsto:"/>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>
    
    <!-- CROSS-PERIMETER -->
    <invoke-target id="sys.pim.text_messaging.smsuri.entr">
        <type>card.composer</type>
        <icon><image>share_icon.png</image></icon>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.OPEN</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="perimeter" value="enterprise"/>
            <property var="uris" value="sms:,smsto:"/>
        </filter>
        <filter>
            <action>bb.action.SENDTEXT</action>
            <mime-type>*</mime-type>
            <property var="perimeter" value="enterprise"/>
            <property var="uris" value="sms:,smsto:,tel:"/>
        </filter>
    </invoke-target>

 

New Developer
NH_dev
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-09-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

Thank you very much. It works - now I'm able to invoke the sms composer,

just still can't figure out how to populate 'number', and 'body' fields together.
I suppose it should be achieved by sms:, and smsto: parameters in uris, but wasn't able to make it work. Only number field is being initialized.

 

If you have done such thing and can suggest more, that will be great.

 

 Thanks a lot.

 

BlackBerry Development Advisor
shaque
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

Hi,
Apologies for the delay. Our docs team is currently preparing the docs for sms/mms invocation. They should be online in a week or so.

Shadid
New Developer
NH_dev
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-09-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

Ok. Thank you very much!
Looking forward to it.

Narek
Trusted Contributor
Sith_Apprentice
Posts: 207
Registered: ‎05-02-2010
My Device: various

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

borceg,
do you know how to set the recipient for sms? I want people to type whatever message they want, but have it sent to a specific number (set by variable)
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borceg
Posts: 671
Registered: ‎03-21-2012
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

Nope, sorry.
Developer
noahhuang
Posts: 100
Registered: ‎10-01-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha

Re: How to invoke "Text Messages" app to compose sms ?

Could your team also have a example on it? Thank you.