iOS: download a file and show progress

Chris Sheffield cmsheffield at me.com
Tue Jun 5 15:44:52 CDT 2012


I knew I had to be missing something. I always forget to check the iOS release notes. Thanks, Matthias.

Chris


On Jun 5, 2012, at 2:28 PM, Matthias Rebbe wrote:

> Chris,
> 
> There is a  urlprogress handler for that. I am doing that that way.
> 
> Search for "non-file url access" in the ios Release notes. There you find all you need.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Matthias
> 
> 
> Am 05.06.2012 um 21:46 schrieb Chris Sheffield:
> 
>> In the recent Small Business Academy videos, Kevin gave a handy example for how to download a file and show progress... in a desktop app. The same process doesn't seem to work for an iOS app. As far as I can tell, the crucial URLStatus() function does not work under iOS, and this is the function that, in Kevin's example, provides the file size and amount downloaded, etc.
>> 
>> So is it even possible to do this under iOS? Can I, for example, download a zip archive that's several MB's in size and show the download progress? I'm probably missing something totally obvious...
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
>> 
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