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Add Songs to Playlist in Windows Store Apps

Posted by Deepak Arora Articles | Windows Store Apps October 10, 2012
In this app I describe how to add a song to the playlist in a Windows Store App using JavaScript.
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Introduction

Today we are going to learn how to create a Windows Store App for adding a song to the playlist using JavaScript. This article will add items to the end of an existing playlist (WPL, ZPL, M3U). In the previous article I described how to create and save the media Playlist in Windows Store Apps You can visit it at Media Playlist In Windows Store Apps using JavaScript.

I assume, you can create a simple Windows Store App using JavaScript. For more help visit Simple Windows Store Apps using JavaScript.

To start the creation of the app, add two JavaScript pages by right-clicking on the js folder in the Solution Explorer and select Add > new item > JavaScript Page and then give an appropriate name. In the same way, add one HTML page to your project.

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Write the following code in default.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

    <meta charset="utf-8" />

    <title>My App</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/css/ui-light.css" />

    <script src="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/js/base.js"></script>

    <script src="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/js/ui.js"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/default.css" />

    <script src="/js/script1.js"></script>

    <script src="/js/default.js"></script>

</head>

<body role="application">

    <center><div id="rootGrid">

      <div id="content">

            <h1 id="featureLabel"></h1>

            <div id="contentHost"></div>

        </div>

       </div></center>

</body>

</html>

Write the following code in default.js:
 

(function () {

    "use strict";

    var exTitle = "";

    var Pages = [

        { url: "page.html" }

 

    ];

    var audioExtensions = [".wma", ".mp3", ".mp2", ".aac", ".adt", ".adts", ".m4a"];

    var playlistExtensions = [".m3u", ".wpl", ".zpl"];

    var playlist = null;

    var ensureUnsnapped = function () {

        var success = true;

        if (Windows.UI.ViewManagement.ApplicationView.value === Windows.UI.ViewManagement.ApplicationViewState.snapped) {

            success = Windows.UI.ViewManagement.ApplicationView.tryUnsnap();

        }

        if (!success) {

            WinJS.log && WinJS.log("Unable to unsnap the app.", "ex", "error");

        }

        return success;

    };

 

    function activated(eventObject) {

        if (eventObject.detail.kind === Windows.ApplicationModel.Activation.ActivationKind.launch) {

            eventObject.setPromise(WinJS.UI.processAll().then(function () {

                var url = WinJS.Application.sessionState.lastUrl || Pages[0].url;

                return WinJS.Navigation.navigate(url);

            }));

        }

    }

    WinJS.Navigation.addEventListener("navigated", function (eventObject) {

        var url = eventObject.detail.location;

        var host = document.getElementById("contentHost");

        host.winControl && host.winControl.unload && host.winControl.unload();

        WinJS.Utilities.empty(host);

        eventObject.detail.setPromise(WinJS.UI.Pages.render(url, host, eventObject.detail.state).then(function () {

            WinJS.Application.sessionState.lastUrl = url;

        }));

    });

 

    WinJS.Namespace.define("App", {

        exTitle: exTitle,

        Pages: Pages,

        audioExtensions: audioExtensions,

        playlistExtensions: playlistExtensions,

        playlist: playlist,

        ensureUnsnapped: ensureUnsnapped

    });

    WinJS.Application.addEventListener("activated", activated, false);

    WinJS.Application.start();

})();


Write the following code in page.html:
 

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>

    <title>Add</title>

    <script src="/js/script.js"></script>

</head>

<body>

    <div data-win-control="App.PageInput">

        <button id="PickPlaylistButton">Pick playlist</button>

        <button id="PickAudioButton">Pick audio</button>

    </div>

    <div data-win-control="App.PageOutput">

    </div>

</body>

</html>


Write the following code in script.js:
 

(function () {

    "use strict";

    var page = WinJS.UI.Pages.define("page.html", {

        ready: function (element, options) {

            document.getElementById("PickPlaylistButton").addEventListener("click", loadPlaylist, false);

            document.getElementById("PickAudioButton").addEventListener("click", addSong, false);

        }

    });

 

    function loadPlaylist() {

        if (!App.ensureUnsnapped()) {

            return;

        }

 

        var picker = new Windows.Storage.Pickers.FileOpenPicker();

        picker.suggestedStartLocation = Windows.Storage.Pickers.PickerLocationId.musicLibrary;

        picker.fileTypeFilter.replaceAll(App.playlistExtensions);

 

        picker.pickSingleFileAsync()

            .then(function (file) {

                if (file) {

                    return Windows.Media.Playlists.Playlist.loadAsync(file);

                }

                return WinJS.Promise.wrapError("No file picked");

            }, function (error) {

                WinJS.log && WinJS.log("Error in picking file.", "ex", "error");

            })

            .done(function (playlist) {

                App.playlist = playlist;

                WinJS.log && WinJS.log("Playlist loaded.", "ex", "status");

            }, function (error) {

                WinJS.log && WinJS.log(error, "ex", "error");

            });

    }

    function addSong() {

        if (App.playlist) {

            if (!App.ensureUnsnapped()) {

                return;

            }

            var picker = new Windows.Storage.Pickers.FileOpenPicker();

            picker.suggestedStartLocation = Windows.Storage.Pickers.PickerLocationId.musicLibrary;

            picker.fileTypeFilter.replaceAll(App.audioExtensions);

 

            var numFilesPicked = 0;

            picker.pickMultipleFilesAsync()

                .then(function (files) {

                    if (files.size > 0) {

                        numFilesPicked = files.size;

 

                        files.forEach(function (file) {

                            App.playlist.files.append(file);

                        });

 

                        return App.playlist.saveAsync();

                    }

                    else {

                        return WinJS.Promise.wrapError("No files picked.");

                    }

                })

                .done(function (file) {

                    WinJS.log && WinJS.log(numFilesPicked + " files added to playlist.", "ex", "status");

                }, function (error) {

                    WinJS.log && WinJS.log(error, "ex", "error");

                });

        }

        else {

            WinJS.log && WinJS.log("Pick playlist first.", "ex", "error");

        }

    }

})(); 


Write the following code in script1.js:
 

(function () {

    var PageOutput = WinJS.Class.define(

        function (element, options) {

            element.winControl = this;

            this.element = element;

            new WinJS.Utilities.QueryCollection(element)

                        .setAttribute("role", "region")

                        .setAttribute("aria-labelledby", "outputLabel")

                        .setAttribute("aria-live", "assertive");

            element.id = "output";

 

            this._addOutputLabel(element);

            this._addStatusOutput(element);

        }, {

            _addOutputLabel: function (element) {

                var label = document.createElement("h2");

                label.id = "outputLabel";

                label.textContent = "";

                element.parentNode.insertBefore(label, element);

            },

            _addStatusOutput: function (element) {

                var statusDiv = document.createElement("div");

                statusDiv.id = "statusMessage";

                element.insertBefore(statusDiv, element.childNodes[0]);

            }

        }

    );

    var currentPageUrl = null;

    WinJS.Navigation.addEventListener("navigating", function (evt) {

        currentPageUrl = evt.detail.location;

    });

    WinJS.log = function (message, tag, type) {

        var statusDiv = document.getElementById("statusMessage");

    };

 

    function activated(e) {

        WinJS.Utilities.query("#featureLabel")[0].textContent = App.exTitle;

    }

    WinJS.Application.addEventListener("activated", activated, false);

    WinJS.Namespace.define("App", {

        PageOutput: PageOutput

    });

})(); 


Output:


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Summary

In this app I described how to add a song to the playlist in a Windows Store App using JavaScript. I hope this article has helped you to understand this topic. Please share it if you know more about this. Your feedback and constructive contributions are welcome.

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