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  • Application in the background: Android 10 specific case
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Opens the form of a contact in the native application for contact management of the device (Android, iPhone or iPad, Universal Windows).
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 22 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 22
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.
Example
// Syntax kept for backward compatibility
// Opens the form of the first contact found on the phone
IF ContactFirst(contactPhone) = True THEN
ContactDisplay()
END
//Procedure used to display the contact selected in a Looper control
PROCEDURE DisplayContact(nContactNum is int)
 
tContact is Contact
 
IF nContactNum <= gtabContacts..Count THEN
tContact = gtabContacts[nContactNum]
 
// Initializes the contact
VariableReset(gCurrentContact)
gCurrentContact = tContact
ContactDisplay(gCurrentContact)
END
Syntax
Versions 17 and later

Displaying a contact from a Contact variable (from Android 2.0, iPhone, iPad, Universal Windows) Hide the details

<Result> = ContactDisplay(<Contact>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the form of the contact was opened,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo.
<Contact>: Contact variable
Name of the variable of type Contact corresponding to the Contact to be displayed. This contact must exist in the database of contacts.
New in version 17

Displaying a contact from a Contact variable (from Android 2.0, iPhone, iPad, Universal Windows) Hide the details

<Result> = ContactDisplay(<Contact>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the form of the contact was opened,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo.
<Contact>: Contact variable
Name of the variable of type Contact corresponding to the Contact to be displayed. This contact must exist in the database of contacts.

Displaying a contact from a Contact variable (from Android 2.0, iPhone, iPad, Universal Windows) Hide the details

<Result> = ContactDisplay(<Contact>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the form of the contact was opened,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo.
<Contact>: Contact variable
Name of the variable of type Contact corresponding to the Contact to be displayed. This contact must exist in the database of contacts.
Warning
From version 17 (69), this syntax is kept for backward compatibility.

Displaying a contact from a Contact variable (before Android 2.0, iPhone, iPad, Universal Windows) Hide the details

<Result> = ContactDisplay([<Contact identifier>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the form of the contact was opened,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo.
<Contact identifier>: Optional character string
Identifier of contact to display. This identifier is found in the mContact.ID variable of the Contact structure.
If this parameter is not specified or if it corresponds to an empty string (""), the form of the current contact is displayed.
Reminder: To browse the contacts found on the device, use the following functions: ContactFirst, ContactNext, ContactPrevious and ContactLast.
Remarks

Special cases

  • ContactDisplay gives control back to the application as soon as the form of the contact is displayed.
  • ContactDisplay can be used in the emulator. It cannot be used in the simulator.
Versions 22 and later
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of an application feature in the wizard for generating the application.
Required feature: Contacts
This feature allows the applications to access the contacts.
New in version 22
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of an application feature in the wizard for generating the application.
Required feature: Contacts
This feature allows the applications to access the contacts.
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of an application feature in the wizard for generating the application.
Required feature: Contacts
This feature allows the applications to access the contacts.
Versions 25 and later
AndroidAndroid Widget

Application in the background: Android 10 specific case

From Android 10, it is no longer possible to open a window when the application is in the background.
ContactDisplay can open a window. If this function is used while the application is in the background, a fatal error will occur.
Tips:
  • It is possible to determine if the application is in the background using InBackgroundMode.
  • If an application needs to interact with the user while it is in the background, the solution is to display a notification (via the Notification type). When the notification is clicked on, the application will be brought back to the foreground if ..ActivateApplication is set to True. It is also possible to open a window from the procedure passed to ..ActionClick.
New in version 25
AndroidAndroid Widget

Application in the background: Android 10 specific case

From Android 10, it is no longer possible to open a window when the application is in the background.
ContactDisplay can open a window. If this function is used while the application is in the background, a fatal error will occur.
Tips:
  • It is possible to determine if the application is in the background using InBackgroundMode.
  • If an application needs to interact with the user while it is in the background, the solution is to display a notification (via the Notification type). When the notification is clicked on, the application will be brought back to the foreground if ..ActivateApplication is set to True. It is also possible to open a window from the procedure passed to ..ActionClick.
AndroidAndroid Widget

Application in the background: Android 10 specific case

From Android 10, it is no longer possible to open a window when the application is in the background.
ContactDisplay can open a window. If this function is used while the application is in the background, a fatal error will occur.
Tips:
  • It is possible to determine if the application is in the background using InBackgroundMode.
  • If an application needs to interact with the user while it is in the background, the solution is to display a notification (via the Notification type). When the notification is clicked on, the application will be brought back to the foreground if ..ActivateApplication is set to True. It is also possible to open a window from the procedure passed to ..ActionClick.
Component : wdandroid.jar
Minimum version required
  • Version 16
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