ProximityDevice.PublishMessage | publishMessage methods

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Publishes a message to subscribers of a specified message type.

Overload list

MethodDescription
PublishMessage(String, String) Publishes a message to subscribers of the specified message type.
PublishMessage(String, String, MessageTransmittedHandler) Publishes a message to subscribers of the specified message type. The specified handler is called when the message has been transmitted.

Remarks

You can subscribe to published messages by using the SubscribeForMessage method.

Messages continue to be published until the StopPublishingMessage method is called or the ProximityDeviceclass is released.

Messages are delivered to all applications that have subscribed to the message type (as indicated by the messageType parameter). You can publish messages only if their message type begins with “Windows.”. To publish messages by using another message type, like “WindowsMime.” or “NDEF:WriteTag”, you must use the PublishBinaryMessage method.

Important  

The proximity APIs do not provide authentication, encryption, or message integrity. Do not use proximity to exchange user sensitive information such as passwords, financial data, text messages, email, photographs, or government id numbers.

Examples


function id(elementId) {
    return document.getElementById(elementId);
}

var proximityDevice;
var publishedMessageId = -1;
var subscribedMessageId = -1;

function initializeProximityDevice() {
    proximityDevice = Windows.Networking.Proximity.ProximityDevice.getDefault();

    if (proximityDevice) {
        id("publishMessageButton").addEventListener("click", publishMessage);
        id("subscribeForMessageButton").addEventListener("click", subscribeForMessage);
id("stopSubscribingForMessageButton").addEventListener("click", 
    stopSubScribingForMessage);
id("stopPublishingMessageButton").addEventListener("click", 
    stopPublishingMessage);
    }
    else {
        id("messageDiv").innerHTML += "Failed to initialized proximity device.<br />";
    }
}

function publishMessage() {
    // Stop publishing the current message.
    if (publishedMessageId != -1) {
        proximityDevice.stopPublishingMessage(publishedMessageId);
    }

    publishedMessageId = 
proximityDevice.publishMessage("Windows.SampleMessage", id("messageText").value);
}

function subscribeForMessage() {
    // Only subscribe for the message one time.
    if (subscribedMessageId === -1) {
        subscribedMessageId = 
    proximityDevice.subscribeForMessage("Windows.SampleMessage", messageReceived);
    }
}

function messageReceived(device, message) {
    id("messageDiv").innerHTML += "Message received: " + message.dataAsString + "<br />";
}

    function stopSubscribingForMessage() {
proximityDevice.stopSubscribingForMessage(subscribedMessageId);
    subscribedMessageId = -1;
    }

    function stopPublishingMessage() {
proximityDevice.stopPublishingMessage(publishedMessageId);
    publishedMessageId = -1;
    }


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8

Namespace

Windows.Networking.Proximity
Windows::Networking::Proximity [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

Capabilities

proximity
ID_CAP_PROXIMITY [Windows Phone]

See also

ProximityDevice
Proximity and Tapping (JavaScript)
Proximity and Tapping (C#/VB/C++)
Samples
Proximity sample

 

 

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