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Registered: ‎12-10-2013
My Device: Blackberr z10
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How to get Image Byte Array from PIM Contact Plugin given in Blackberry WebWorks SDK 1.0

Hi All,


I am using PIM Contact plugin given in Blackberry webworks Sdk.I am succesfully able to use it.

Now, i want to get byte array of photo in contact  being selected from contact picker.

Fisrt, i am launching the contact picker and using single mode, getting id of selected contact.Now on the basis of sleceted id, i am calling getContactId() method which is giving me contact object.

When i am using Contact.Photo[0].smallFilePath, it is giving me image file path of tthe selected  contact.NOw i want toget byte array of selected image.

Please, can anyone help me in getting the byte array for same.

Thanks in adavance.

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Registered: ‎04-12-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: How to get Image Byte Array from PIM Contact Plugin given in Blackberry WebWorks SDK 1.0

You could create a new image object programmatically from the URL:
var image = document.createElement('img');
image.src='some file path';

Once the image is loaded, you can then leverage a <canvas> to obtain the base64 encoding as described here:

Basically the path would be:
File URL > Image Object > Canvas > Base64

Erik Oros | @WaterlooErik | eoros@blackberry.com | Developer Issue Tracker

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