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Extension won't work in Qlik Sense Desktop app

Hi everyone! 

I'm trying to learn to build my own visualization extensions. 

The problem I'm having is that the extension I created works well if I run the dashboard from the localhost server, but it turns into a blank sheet if I try to open it with the Qlik Sense Desktop App. 

Could you please give me a hint concerning what might cause the problem? 

The zipped Extensions folder is attached 

 

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Re: Extension won't work in Qlik Sense Desktop app

Try viewing through your browser to see if that makes any difference. With the desktop running, get a reflection of this using http://localhost:4848/hub/my/work

 

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Re: Extension won't work in Qlik Sense Desktop app

Hi, Lisa! 

If I open it with a browser, it works alright. 

The question is, why isn't is working in the Desktop Application

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Re: Extension won't work in Qlik Sense Desktop app

Hi,

I can't see anything in your extension that should not work in the built-in browser in Qlik Sense Desktop. Most likely your problem is caused by the pretty agressive caching made in Qlik Sense Desktop. If you use it for development you don't really know what version of your code you are running.

This is one of the reasons the built-in browser in Qlik Sense Desktop is not suited for extension development. Another is that it is built on an old version of chrome and Qlik has historically been pretty bad at updating it. Even if they improve that it will always lag behind the browser on your PC, since there is no auto-update. I have written about this here:

https://extendingqlik.upper88.com/my-best-advice-to-qlik-sense-extension-developers/