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The query methods (GetCatalog, GetStoreCatalog, GetPurchases and GetUpgrade) return information about products in the Channel Store. These are asynchronous methods. The method call returns immediately, and the requested information is returned later in an roChannelStoreEvent. 

The order modifiers (SetOrder, ClearOrder and DeltaOrder) change the list of items (commonly called a "shopping cart") that will be the initial list used by the DoOrder purchase method.

Description of Methods

GetCatalog() as Void

Requests the list of In-Channel products which are linked to the running channel.

If successful, a later roChannelStoreEvent will be received which contains an roList of roAssociativeArray items where each item contains the following parameter names with specified value type:

  • String code
  • String name
  • String description
  • String SDPosterUrl
  • String HDPosterUrl
  • String cost (Localized cost with local currency symbol)

GetStoreCatalog() as Void

Requests the list of globally available In-Channel products, which are available to all channels.

If successful, a later roChannelStoreEvent will be received which contains an roList of roAssociativeArray items, where each item contains the following parameter names with specified value type:

  • String code
  • String name
  • String description
  • String SDPosterUrl
  • String HDPosterUrl
  • String cost (Localized cost with local currency symbol)

GetPurchases() as Void

Requests the list of purchases associated with the current user account.

If successful, a later roChannelStoreEvent will be received which contains an roList of roAssociativeArray items, where each item contains the following parameter names with specified value type:

ParameterTypeDescription
codestringThe item catalog number
namestring

The item name

descriptionstringA brief description of the item
SDPosterUrlstringAn image of the item appropriate for display at SD screen resolution
HDPosterUrlstringAn image of the item appropriate for display at HD screen resolution
FHDPosterUrlurlAn image of the item appropriate for display at FHD screen resolution
coststringLocalized cost of the item with local currency symbol
qtyintegerThe quantity purchased
amountstring Localized amount of the item purchase with local currency symbol
totalstringLocalized total of the item purchase with local currency symbol

SetOrder(order as Object)

Sets the current Order (shopping cart) to the elements specified in the parameter, which must be an roList of roAssociativeArray items, where each item contains the following parameter names with specified value type:

  • String code
  • Integer qty

Passing an empty roList clears the Order, like calling ClearOrder().

ClearOrder() as Void

Clears the current Order (shopping cart). After this call, the Order is empty.

DeltaOrder(code as Object, qty as Integer) as Integer

Applies a change in quantity to one item in the current Order (shopping cart). If the item identified by code is not in the Order, it is added with the specified quantity. If the item already exists in the Order, qty is added to the quantity of this item in the Order. qty may be negative. The returned value is the quantity of the item remaining in the Order after applying the change. If this number is zero or negative, the item is deleted from the Order. 

GetOrder() as Object

Retrieves the current Order. The returned object is an roList of roAssociativeArray items, where each item contains the following parameter names with specified value type:

  • String code
  • Integer qty

DoOrder() as Boolean

Displays the Roku Channel Store Product Purchase Screen populated with information from the current Order. The user can then either approve and complete the purchase, or cancel the purchase. If the user approves the order, this function returns true. Otherwise it returns false. In the case that  the user approves, the channel should wait for and respond to the roChannelStoreEvent.isRequestSucceeded event to get the details of the completed transaction.

FakeServer(enable as Boolean) as Void

If enable is true, enables a test mode for the roChannelStore component.

This test mode short circuits communication to the Roku Channel store. It makes other methods get their responses to async queries and operations from configuration files, rather than actual server communication.

This should never be called in a production channel.

Note: Developer Blog: Supporting In App Purchases in Your Roku BrightScript Channels has more information regarding test mode.

GetUserData() as Object

The GetUserData() function provides a way to request user authorization to share the user’s account information with the calling channel. The primary use case of this method is to facilitate partner account creation/updating within channels that have a customer billing relationship with Roku. For example, a developer may have a Roku channel that offers a VOD subscription to users. This subscription may require an account with the content provider. The GetUserData() method could be called to read the user’s account information in order to prepopulate an account registration screen.

When called, the method presents a dialog screen containing the user’s account information, along with two buttons labeled Share and Don’t Share. If the user presses the Don’t Share button, GetUserData() returns invalid. If the user presses the Share button, GetUserData() returns an roAssociativeArray containing the following Roku account information for the channel user. All values are Strings.

  • firstname
  • lastname
  • email
  • street1
  • street2
  • city
  • state
  • zip
  • country
  • phone
In order to call this function, the roChannelStore object needs to have a valid roMessagePort assigned to it by calling the ifChannelStore.SetMessagePort function. Also, since this method displays a dialog, the application must display a UI screen or canvas prior to calling the method. Otherwise, the behavior is undefined.

GetPartialUserData(properties as String) as Object

This function works like GetUserData(), but allows the caller to specify which user data elements to return. The specified values are also displayed in the user data dialog screen. To tell the function which properties to return, pass a string with a comma separated list of the attribute names. For example, to return only the email address and first name of the user's account, you would call GetPartialUserData("email, firstname"). The full set of user account properties that can be queried with the function is:

  • firstname
  • lastname
  • email
  • street
  • city
  • state
  • zip
  • country
  • phone

 

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