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DataSource External URL

Trying to load some json from an external url. Does this look right?


                DataSource {

                    id: dataSource2

                    source: "https://www.googleapis.com/books/v1/volumes?q=isbn:9780803269248"

                    onDataLoaded: {

                        console.log("DataSource2 is loading...")




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Re: DataSource External URL

Depends. What does that link return? XML, SQL?


What are you using the DataSource for a ListView or just your own code?


Did you look at this...



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Re: DataSource External URL

Hi Phil


Not the most helpful answer but here goes


My uPnP extension does exactly that with any data source


My extension merely wraps miniupnp but is modified for selective uPnP targets - all of whhich is irrelavant as part of the underlying library includes a wget implementation


This gets any target and returns the raw which ends up as a nicely usable string to the caller


Stupid Q time - the project I'm finishing now needs exactly the same as I want returned data from the Roku


I'm investigating ways to do this without huge time spent for release (11th for compo - good product - might as well get a LE)


Can you use JS? I'm targeting WebWorks for interface with Native for the hard stuff


It appears that I can use a worker to socket the info without drastic battery hits


If so - lemme know (email me) and I'll keep you in the loop as to how I get on

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