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.prepareKMPInstall()

Summary

The prepareKMPInstall() method imports and parses package files, making their contents easily accessible for installation.

Syntax

ResourceFileManager.shared.prepareKMPInstall(from: URL) throws -> KeymanPackage

Parameters

from
URL to the KMP package.

Returns

Returns either a KeyboardKeymanPackage or a LexicalModelKeymanPackage, depending on which type of resource the .kmp package represents.

Throws

May fail if the file specified by the URL does not exist, is not a KMP, or if the KMP is malformed or corrupted.

Description

This syntax can be used for installing resources from a KMP package.

Example: Using prepareKMPInstall() to install a keyboard

The following script illustrates the use of prepareKMPInstall():

let packageURL = Bundle.main.url(forResource: "sil_euro_latin", withExtension: "kmp")!
let keyboardID = FullKeyboardID("sil_euro_latin", "fr") // Marks the keyboard for use with French.
do {
  if let keyboardPackage = try ResourceFileManager.shared.prepareKMPInstall(packageURL) as? KeyboardKeymanPackage {
    try ResourceFileManager.shared.install(resourceWithID: keyboardID, from: keyboardPackage)
  } else {
    // Report the error
  }
} catch {
  // Report the error
}

Note: the package and keyboard must explicitly support your selected language code.

History

Added in Keyman Engine for iPhone and iPad 14.0.

See also

KeyboardKeymanPackage
A loaded package file containing one or more keyboards.
LexicalModelKeymanPackage
A loaded package file containing a lexical model.
ResourceFileManager.shared.install(resourceWithID:,from:)
This method is used to install specific resources from package files opened by prepareKMPInstall().