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LSGetApplicationForURL() failed

663 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 9:04 PM by Dhiraj Bhor RSS
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Apr 19, 2013 2:38 AM


I am developing an application tool that requires a function which will give me users default browser name.

I have code as below


     FSRef appRef;

     CFURLRef inUrl;

     OSStatus status;

     CFStringRef urlString;

     CFURLRef appUrlRef;

     CFStringRef defBrowserName;


     cfURLStr = CFStringCreateWithCString(kCFAllocatorDefault, "", kCFStringEncodingUTF8);

     if (NULL == urlString)                                exit(-1);

  inUrl = CFURLCreateWithString(NULL, urlString, NULL);

     status = LSGetApplicationForURL(inUrl, kLSRolesEditor, &appRef, &appUrlRef);

     if (noErr != status)     {  CFRelease(inUrl);           CFRelease(urlString); exit(-1);  }


     defBrowserName = CFURLCopyLastPathComponent(inUrl);

NSLog(@"Here is Default Browser Name %@", (NSString *)defBrowserName);


This code works well when i am normal user. But when i ran same code as super user, it give me error


LSGetApplicationForURL() failed. Error:(-10814)


Why this happened?

I am waiting for some quick replies which i had not got last time.

Thanks in advance,


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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