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Stop default launch of IE from an NFC “tap and send”

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  • We have a very simple demo app with the Windows Phone map app sending a link via 'tap and send' to an NFC tablet. I can get and read the URL coming over, but Windows 8 pops over a purple bar in the top right asking if I want to receive content from another device, which then opens IE to the URL.

    Is there an easy way to stop the default Windows behavior (not have the purple bar slide in)? We just want that turned off.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:11 PM

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  • Hi,

    I'll try to involve more experts in this case.


    Aaron
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    Friday, May 03, 2013 9:14 AM
  • Hello,

    Unfortunately I'm not going to get time to look at this today. I'll take a closer look on Monday and let you know what I find.

    Thanks,

    James


    Windows SDK Technologies - Microsoft Developer Services - http://blogs.msdn.com/mediasdkstuff/

    Friday, May 03, 2013 10:36 PM
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  • Update: we've managed to get IE to not open by getting our sample app to handle http and https protocols, and setting it as the default program. This will work fine for our purposes. The toast still appears, however, so we're still looking for a way to turn that off.

    Thanks in advance!

    Friday, May 03, 2013 10:55 PM
  • Were you able to look at this? Any ideas of how to turn the toast off?

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:52 PM
  • Hello,

    Very sorry for the late reply. In your initial post you said: "Windows 8 pops over a purple bar in the top right asking if I want to receive content from another device". If this is the message that you would like to "turn off" I don't believe this is possible. From what I understand for security reasons the user is always prompted before data is exchanged via NFC. Again this is to ensure that malicious apps are not transmitting and receiving data without the user's knowledge.

    I hope this helps,

    James


    Windows SDK Technologies - Microsoft Developer Services - http://blogs.msdn.com/mediasdkstuff/

    Friday, May 10, 2013 11:35 PM
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