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From Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cordova applications on Windows Phone 8.1 - issues and workarounds
Date Thu, 22 May 2014 18:50:47 GMT
Thanks for sharing your findings Maris. I'll be investigating the
async ScriptNotify
issues immediately.
This will all be going into WP8.1 shortly.

Cheers,
  Jesse


@purplecabbage
risingj.com


On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 7:39 AM, progmars <progmars@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all.
>
> I'm a beginner with Cordova development and I wanted to share my
> experience and offer some code bits to fix them.
>
> At first I think I found a bug. Here is full information:
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23794121/ajax-responses-messed-up-in-
> cordova-application-on-windows-phone-8-1
>
> I have no idea why it's the case - maybe Microsoft has changed something
> in Windows 8.1 and now the MiniBrowser_ScriptNotify calls are completely
> async.
>
> I think the fix mentioned in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-4873should be implemented
anyway because it seems more safe and correct
> solution to have a separate callback function for each request instead of
> the current single window.__onXHRLocalCallback. I added a comment there but
> I'm not sure whether to create a new ticket or Cordova team will reopen the
> existing one if necessary.
>
>
> And some more info while looking forward to Windows Phone 8.1. I found
> that to build and deploy my Cordova app for Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, I had to
> change some things in the Cordova VS project template. At first, I had to
> add redirects for assemblies in CordovaDeploy.csproj file:
>
> <AutoGenerateBindingRedirects>true</AutoGenerateBindingRedirects>
>
> Also, I had to change CordovaDeploy\Program.cs
>
> GetIsolatedStore()
> replace with
> GetIsolatedStore(null)
>
> And one more problem, maybe not related to WP8.1 but to the fact that I'm
> running the emulator in VMWare machine. Sometimes Corodova Deploy failed to
> access debugOutput.txt file on the emulator. I did some debugging and found
> out that it tries to access the file too soon. Thus I added some hacky
> workaround code:
>
>
> string dbFilePath = Path.DirectorySeparatorChar + "debugOutput.txt";
> int waitForFileToAppear = 0;
> while (!isoFile.FileExists(dbFilePath))
> {
>     Thread.Sleep(1000);
>     waitForFileToAppear++;
>     if (waitForFileToAppear >= 60)
>     throw new InvalidOperationException("Cannot wait for debug output
> file anymore");
> }
>
> and now it works fine.
>
> I hope my code bits and experience will be useful for other developers and
> maybe some of the mentioned fixes will get into the Cordova source.
>
> Regards,
> Maris
>
>
>

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