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This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.
DeviceStorage interface is used to access files on a specific storage area available on the device. A storage area is, in essence, a file system repository even if it hides the reality of the underlying file system.
To access a storage area, you must use the
navigator.getDeviceStorage() method, which returns
DeviceStorage objects. You then use those objects' methods and properties to access the content of the storage area.
- A string representing the name of the storage area. It's the same as the one used when calling
getDeviceStorageto get the
- A Boolean value that indicates if this storage area is the default destination for storing new files (
true) or not (
- A handler for the
changeevent. This event occurs each time the storage area is updated.
- Adds a file to the storage area. The name of the file is automatically generated.
- Adds a file to the storage area. The name of the file is specified when calling the method.
- Reports "available" when the storage area is available for use and "shared" when the storage area is mounted on a computer using the device's USB connection.
- Removes a file from the storage area.
- Iterates over the list of files available in the storage area. The files retrieved through this method are read only.
- Iterates over the list of files available in the storage area.
- Retrieves the total amount of free space available in the storage area.
- Retrieves a read only file from the storage area.
- Retrieves an editable file from the storage area.
- Retrieves the total amount of space used by the storage area.
Methods inherited from the
- Register an event handler of a specific event type on the
- Removes an event listener from the
- Dispatch an event to this
Not part of any specification.