sending a PDF mail attachment in iOS7

Scott Morrow scott at elementarysoftware.com
Wed May 14 06:12:01 CEST 2014


There appears to be discussion of, what I assume is our problem, in the Apple Support Communities.

<https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5992793>
<https://discussions.apple.com/message/25177460#25177460>

This would indicate that it isn’t a LC issue.

—
Scott



On May 13, 2014, at 8:48 AM, William de Smet <williamdesmet at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> 
> I have asked the same thing before on the list.
> Never got an answer. So nobody uses this or there is no solution.
> Maybe it's a bug?
> 
> greetings,
> 
> William
> 
> 
> 
> 2014-05-13 9:33 GMT+02:00 Scott Morrow <scott at elementarysoftware.com>:
> 
>> 
>> Using mobileComposeHtmlMail to send a PDF attachment works as expected
>> under iOS 6
>> but under iOS 7 the email to be sent (in the iOS 7 mail app) has a small
>> box with a question mark instead of the pdf attachment icon (I also tested
>> a text attachment and that seems to display correctly)
>> There does not appear to be an error during the creation of the pdf and in
>> some cases the mail client on the receiving end displays the pdf
>> attachment. Unfortunately, on some mail clients the pdf fails to show up.
>> I’m wondering if anyone else is seeing this or can suggest what I might be
>> doing incorrectly.
>> <  LC 6.6.1, 6.6.2 (rc 3) and 6.7 (dp 3) >
>> 
>> -- construct an attachment array
>> -- tFilePath is the path to a pdf
>>         put empty into aAttachments -- init
>>         set the itemDel to SLASH
>>         put item -1 of tFilePath into tAttachmentName
>>         set the itemDel to COMMA  -- tidy
>>         put tFilePath into aAttachments[1]["file"]
>>         put "pdf" into aAttachments[1]["type"]
>>         put tAttachmentName into aAttachments[1]["name"]
>> -- —————————————————————————————————————————
>> -- assume  tSubject, tToAddress, tCC, tBCC, tBodyAsHTML were previously
>> populated
>> -- —————————————————————————————————————————
>> -- send the e-mail
>>         mobileComposeHtmlMail tSubject, tToAddress, tCC, tBCC,
>> tBodyAsHTML, aAttachments
>> 
>> 
>>>> Scott Morrow
>> 
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