Tip: Extract files from the gadget package

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 at 11:58 PM

Did you know that on Windows you can extract a file that's packaged within your Desktop gadget? The following code extracts a file (called sample.xml in this example) to the temporary folder.
  var tempFile = gadget.storage.extract("sample.xml"); // extract the file
debug.trace(tempFile); // tempFile contains the path of the file
All temporary files created by gadget.storage.extract are cleaned up automatically when the gadget is closed.

Note: Only on Windows do Desktop gadgets have access to the file system.

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