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How to download a file using WebView in Metro app

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  • I am writing a simple metro app using WebView where I want to download a file once I tap on a link on the webpage. I was trying to see if I get a callback/event in the app when a link is tapped/clicked on Webview (e.g. I am visiting a webpage & I click on a download file link). My purpose is once I know the downloadable file link, I can start the download (e.g. with BackgroundTransfer class)

    Alternatively is there any other way to implement the same?

    Reference link how it is being done in iOS is http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7377565/how-to-download-files-from-uiwebview-and-open-again

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:19 AM

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  • Hi,

    As far as I know, there is no Navigating event in WebView control. Therefore, we can get the URL hardly. If we cannot get the URL, we cannot get the download link.

    I think this function hard to achieve.

    Best regards,
    Jesse


    Jesse Jiang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Tuesday, October 02, 2012 4:26 AM
    Monday, October 01, 2012 6:12 AM