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Returns the information about the location provider used by the application for geolocation functions.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Versions 22 and later
WINDEVWindows This function is now available for WINDEV applications.
New in version 22
WINDEVWindows This function is now available for WINDEV applications.
WINDEVWindows This function is now available for WINDEV applications.
Example
AndroidAndroid Widget Universal Windows 10 App
// Check the type of provider used
IF GPSInfo(gpsType) = gpsSatellite THEN
Info("The phone geolocation uses the GPS system.")
END
IF GPSInfo(gpsSpeed) = False THEN
Error("The speed regarding the move of the phone cannot be defined.")
END
Syntax
<Result> = GPSInfo(<Information>)
<Result>: Variant
Requested information according to <Information>.
<Information>: Integer constant
Requested type of information.
gpsAltitudeAltitude of available device.<Result> will correspond to:
  • True if the location provider can be used to define the device altitude,
  • False otherwise or if no location provider was found.
gpsDirectionDirection of the move performed by the device.<Result> will correspond to:
  • True if the location provider can be used to define the direction of the move performed by the device,
  • False otherwise or if no location provider was found.
gpsEnergyEnergy consumption required by the provider.<Result> will correspond to:
  • gpsEnergyLow: The provider must require a low quantity of energy.
  • gpsEnergyMedium: The provider can require a medium quantity of energy.
  • gpsEnergyHigh: The provider can require a high quantity of energy.
gpsPrecisionPrecision of the position measurement performed by the provider.<Result> will correspond to:
  • gpsPrecisionHigh: the position is calculated with a high precision.
  • gpsPrecisionLow: the position is calculated with a low precision.
gpsTypeType of location provider.<Result> will correspond to:
  • gpsSatellite: location provider via the network of GPS satellites.
  • gpsNetwork: location provider via the network of mobile antennas or Wi-Fi.
  • 0 if the type of location provider was not defined.
WINDEV This constant is not available.
gpsSpeedSpeed of the move performed by the device.<Result> will correspond to:
  • True if the location provider can be used to define the speed of the move performed by the device,
  • False otherwise or if no location provider was found.
Remarks

Special cases

  • We advise you to initialize the parameters of the location provider with GPSInitParameter before retrieving the information of this provider.
  • The activation status of the location provider is returned by GPSStatus.
AndroidAndroid Widget

Required permissions

The call to this function modifies the permissions required by the application.
Required permission: ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
Android 10 specific case: Android 10 has implemented a new permission for the functions that allow locating the device: ACCESS_BACKGROUND_PERMISSION.
This permission allows using the function when the application is in the background.
When this permission is added to the application, a window allows the user to:
  • allow access to the device location while the application is in the background,
  • allow access to the location only while the application is in use,
  • deny access to the location.
The user can also change this permissions at any time in the Android settings.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of one application feature in the application generation wizard.
Required feature: Geolocation
This feature allows the applications to access the geolocation features found on the device or on the computer.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of one application feature in the application generation wizard.
Required feature: Geolocation
This feature allows the applications to access the geolocation features found on the device or on the computer.
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of one application feature in the application generation wizard.
Required feature: Geolocation
This feature allows the applications to access the geolocation features found on the device or on the computer.
Component : wd250java.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 15
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