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From "Sebastien Lorber (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11924) Share target: sharing to cordova app makes the app open but crashes afterwards
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:41:20 GMT


Sebastien Lorber commented on CB-11924:


I'm sorry to ask again but can someone give me any early feedback on this issue? Even if it's
a first unqualified impression I'll take it!

I'm participating a Microsoft/HP hackaton for the launch of HP Elite X3 and have to ship my
app in 2 days to qualify. This feature is very important for us and I can't make it work.
I'm supposed to get support from Microsoft but I'm not sure they expected us to have a Cordova
app so couldn't get much help.
I know it's not really cool to ask people doing OS to fix my own problems when I can do it
myself, but I don't have any other solution here :) 

I'm following Microsoft / Cordova docs, using latest code I find and master branches, also
trying to read/modify source code. Any hint so that I can fix the problem myself (and contribute
back) would be helpful because I'm not a Windows Phone expert and won't have time to become
one in 2 days :'(

My current test code is based on the Cordova template project, on which I only modified the
index.js file:

var app = {
    initialize: function() {
    bindEvents: function() {
        document.addEventListener('deviceready', this.onDeviceReady, false);
    onDeviceReady: function() {
    receivedEvent: function(id) {
        var parentElement = document.getElementById(id);
        var listeningElement = parentElement.querySelector('.listening');
        var receivedElement = parentElement.querySelector('.received');

        listeningElement.setAttribute('style', 'display:none;');
        receivedElement.setAttribute('style', 'display:block;');
        console.log('Received Event: ' + id);


function setupShareTarget() {
    var shareOperation = null;
    function shareReady(args) {
        if (
   (uri) {

    WinJS.Application.onactivated = function (args) {
        if (args.detail.kind === Windows.ApplicationModel.Activation.ActivationKind.launch)
        else if (args.detail.kind === Windows.ApplicationModel.Activation.ActivationKind.shareTarget)
            console.debug("share target");
            shareOperation = args.detail.shareOperation;
            WinJS.Application.addEventListener("shareready", shareReady, false);
            WinJS.Application.queueEvent({ type: "shareready" });
        else {

onactivated is triggered when app start and is reopened, but does not trigger when we share
a browser link (+ emulator crashing)

Any idea of anything I could be doing wrong?


> Share target: sharing to cordova app makes the app open but crashes afterwards
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11924
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Windows
>    Affects Versions: 4.4.2
>         Environment: Windows 10, cordova cli 6.1.1, affects cordova platform 4.4.2, also
current 4.5.0 dev branch.
>            Reporter: Sebastien Lorber
> Steps to reproduce:
> ========================
> {code}
> cordova create shareTargetTest
> cd shareTargetTest
> cordova platform add
> {code}
> In manifest, add Share Target of type URI, leading to the following XML:
> {code}
>       <Extensions>
>         <uap:Extension Category="windows.shareTarget">
>           <uap:ShareTarget>
>             <uap:DataFormat>URI</uap:DataFormat>
>           </uap:ShareTarget>
>         </uap:Extension>
>       </Extensions>
> {code}
> Run Windows 10 emulator (also crashed on HP Elite X3 device)
> Open Edge browser on any page, and share page to HelloCordova app.
> The HelloCordova app opens, and after some seconds, the emulator crashes (WWAHost.exe
fails with code = -1: don't know how to get more details unfortunatly)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Expected result:
> ========================
> I don't know if this has ever been done by anyone on a Cordova app, but I want to share
a Edge link to my application. For Android/iOS, this means that the app should open, or resume
itself, and call some JS callback.
> I tried to follow these Windows8 tutorials that still look relevant for Windows10 app,
with no success.
> It seems the "activated" callback never fires (weither it's declared in my app, or in
cordova.js, at least I don't see anything in the console logs I've put everywhere).
> Can you tell me if I do anything wrong to achieve this usecase? thanks

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