Fill the List with Data from Json in Javascript RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi! I am a making a small Windows App where one of the pages should show a List of Data, taken from Json. Just like in this example:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465496.aspx. Only instead of a ready DataArray I woulld like to retrieve the Data from a local Json-File, which lies in a subfolder of another folder. Here is my JS-code:

    (function () { "use strict"; var feedItems; var someFolder = Windows.ApplicationModel.Package.current.installedLocation; var newString = ""; var obj; someFolder.createFolderAsync("mainFolder", Windows.Storage.CreationCollisionOption.openIfExists).then (function (mainFolder) { mainFolder.createFileAsync("myJson.json", Windows.Storage.CreationCollisionOption.openIfExists).then (function (myJsonFile) { myJsonFile.openAsync(Windows.Storage.FileAccessMode.read).then (function (stream) { var size = stream.size; var inputStream = stream.getInputStreamAt(0); var reader = new Windows.Storage.Streams.DataReader(inputStream); reader.loadAsync(size).then (function () { var array = new Array(size); reader.readBytes(array); for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++) { if (array[i] >= 32 && array[i] <= 126) { var c = String.fromCharCode(array[i]); newString += c; } } //DataUtils.feedItems = newString; //document.getElementById('Div2').innerHTML = newString; //var myObject = eval('(' + newString + ')'); //document.getElementById('Div2').innerHTML = myObject; //DataUtils.feedItems = myObject;

    var obj = JSON.parse(newString); /*document.getElementById('Div1').innerHTML = obj.title.de; document.getElementById('Div2').innerHTML = obj.description.de;*/ DataUtils.feedItems = obj; }) }) }); }); WinJS.Namespace.define("DataUtils", { feedItems: feedItems }); /*var dataArray = [ { title: "Basic banana", text: "Low-fat frozen yogurt", picture: "images/60banana.png" }, { title: "Banana blast", text: "Ice cream", picture: "images/60banana.png" }, { title: "Brilliant banana", text: "Frozen custard", picture: "images/60banana.png" }, { title: "Orange surprise", text: "Sherbet", picture: "images/60orange.png" }, { title: "Original orange", text: "Sherbet", picture: "images/60orange.png" }, { title: "Vanilla", text: "Ice cream", picture: "images/60vanilla.png" }, { title: "Very vanilla", text: "Frozen custard", picture: "images/60vanilla.png" }, { title: "Marvelous mint", text: "Gelato", picture: "images/60mint.png" }, { title: "Succulent strawberry", text: "Sorbet", picture: "images/60strawberry.png" } ];*/ var dataList = new WinJS.Binding.List(obj); // Create a namespace to make the data publicly // accessible. var publicMembers = { itemList: dataList }; WinJS.Namespace.define("DataExample", publicMembers); })();

    And the html-code:

    <div id="basicListView" 
                data-win-options="{ itemDataSource : DataExample.itemList.dataSource }"> 

    The two problems are: I can't open a subfolder in a folder and dataList won't show the object.

    Can anyone tell me where my errors are.


    Monday, July 8, 2013 10:06 AM

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  • Hello,

    Windows.ApplicationModel.Package.current.installedLocation retrieves the app's install directory(bin\debug\Appx ), and it readonly, if you  use createFolderAsync() method to create a new sub-folder inside it, the system will report 'access is denied' error. I would like to suggest choose appropriate method to retrieve file  from your app's  install directory in the following link.


    Hope this helps, thanks.

    Yanping Wang
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    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 3:23 AM
  • Hello Yanping!

    Thank you for your reply! But I do get the output in a div with my code as it is now. The problem is when I try to output the json data in a basicListView.

    Best regards.

    Friday, July 12, 2013 10:35 AM
  • Any Idea? Someone?
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 1:01 PM