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Obj-C API-2 Equivalent of DBRequest networkRequestDelegate?

Helpful | Level 6

Hello,

 

In API-1, I could easily set iOS's activity spinner going whenever Dropbox accessed the network like this:

 

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication * )application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary * )launchOptions
{
    [DBRequest setNetworkRequestDelegate:self];
}

// DBNetworkRequestDelegate - these delegate methods allow us to show and hide the network
// activity spinner in the status bar when Dropbox is doing something.

static NSInteger outstandingDropboxNetworkRequests = 0;
- (void)networkRequestStarted
{
    outstandingDropboxNetworkRequests++;
    if (outstandingDropboxNetworkRequests == 1)
    {
        [[UIApplication sharedApplication] setNetworkActivityIndicatorVisible:YES];
    }
}
- (void)networkRequestStopped
{
    outstandingDropboxNetworkRequests--;
    if (outstandingDropboxNetworkRequests == 0)
    {
        [[UIApplication sharedApplication] setNetworkActivityIndicatorVisible:NO];
    }
}

How do I do the same in API 2?

 

Thanks,

Keith

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Re: Obj-C API-2 Equivalent of DBRequest networkRequestDelegate?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi Keith, no, the Objective-C SDK doesn't have anything quite like that.

You should still be able to do effectively the same thing though, by keeping track of the number of outstanding requests, similar to what you already have, by incrementing a counter each time you start a request and decrementing it each response handler.

We'll consider this a feature request for an easier way to do this though.

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Re: Obj-C API-2 Equivalent of DBRequest networkRequestDelegate?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi Keith, no, the Objective-C SDK doesn't have anything quite like that.

You should still be able to do effectively the same thing though, by keeping track of the number of outstanding requests, similar to what you already have, by incrementing a counter each time you start a request and decrementing it each response handler.

We'll consider this a feature request for an easier way to do this though.

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Re: Obj-C API-2 Equivalent of DBRequest networkRequestDelegate?

Helpful | Level 6

Hi Greg,

 

Thanks for the answer. That's a good idea - following our discussion about cancelling all tasks, I created a "Dropbox task manager" class that I use to invoke all the -response: and -progress: methods for tasks passed into it so that it can keep an array of all running tasks. So I've placed the notifications in there - I should have thought of that myself.

 

Thanks and all the best,
Keith

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