In an ios app, I need to read a text file (in my case a csv one), and I need the user can navigate in the icloud or phone folders. In other apps (for example I use a digital signature app) the user is able to navigate in the folder system and choose a document, to process it.
I really don’t know how approach this. I have activated filesharing and icloud in the capabilities but folderitem.showopenfiledialog is unavailable in ios apps. With specialfolder I can access to a specific file, but I can’t give to the user the choice.
Thanks a lot!
I was looking for the same thing.
I ran into this topic on this forum: Store file to iCloud
It is not covering the selecting a file part. But it gives some insight to saving files to iCloud.
I hope there will be a
SpecialFolder.iCloudFolder someday. Maybe there is even a feature request already. If not, somebody should definitely write a request.
OpenFileDialog might be useful for iOS apps, to access iCloud files and files stored on a connected USB drive.
Have a look at UIDocumentPickerViewController in iOSKit
Or “Document Picker iOS” example from MBS.
This is what I ended up using. Works like a charm!
I can connect with iCloud. But even with locally attached USB thumb-drives!
I downloaded the code from your git-hub page. But noticed that the UIDocumentPickerView is not there.
I also need to be able to select a folder. Or even better, a disk (SD card in an attached card reader)
In the MBS plugin I can set the UTI “public.folder” in the Types array. That seems to work.
I use the following code to get the folderitem I need:
Var folder As FolderItem = New FolderItem(URLs(0), FolderItem.PathModes.URL)
But when I inspect the folder, it doesn’t exist.
I want to be able to select a folder (or SD card) with a known sub-folder structure, and import certain files in multiple sub-folders
…when I run the app in a Simulator, the folder exists. But when I run it on the device, the app runs, but the folder I got via the URL doesn’t exist.
Does this have anything to do with some entitlements?
This did the trick to access the folder!
Var vNSURL As New NSURLMBS(url)
Var ok As Boolean
ok = vNSURL.startAccessingSecurityScopedResource