Sample cURL application built using Tizen Studio

This article shows how to build sample application based on url2file cURL demo with Tizen Studio.


  1. It is assumed that you have already installed Samsung Customized Emscripten SDK as described in Overview.

  2. You have installed Tizen Studio as described in Quick-start Guide.

  3. You have set-up Tizen Studio and Emscripten toolchain as described in Creating "Hello WebAssembly" TV Application guide.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Launch Tizen Studio.

  2. Create a project in Tizen Studio:

    • File -> New -> Tizen Project
    • Select 'Template' and click 'Next'
    • Select 'TV' and click 'Next'
    • Select 'Web Application', check 'WebAssembly (C/C++)' box and click 'Next'
    • Select 'Empty Project' and click 'Next'
    • Give a name to your project (eg. HelloCURL) and click 'Next'
    • Provide required Emscripten toolchain paths and click 'Finish'
  3. Add privilege to your application. See Configuring TV Applications guide how to do this.

  4. Add a new WebAssembly module to your project:

    • Right click on your project in 'Project Explorer'
    • From the context menu select 'New' -> 'WebAssembly Module'
    • Choose 'Empty module' and click 'Next'
    • Give a name to your module (e.g. HelloCURL_module)
    • Add 'TextArea' by selecting 'On' checkbox. Logs written to stdout
      by the WebAssembly module will be displayed on this 'TextArea'.
    • Click 'Finish'
  5. Either replace contents of src/empty.cpp file in the created WebAssembly module with contents of url2file_side_thread.cpp or just copy this file to the src/ directory and delete the src/empty.cpp file.

  6. Download CA certificates extracted from Mozilla and save it in the main directory of the WebAssembly module project.

  7. Add necessary compiler flag to your WebAssembly module:

    • Right click on your WebAssembly module project

    • Select 'Properties' from the context menu

    • Select 'C/C++ Build' -> 'Settings'

    • On 'Tool Settings' tab select 'Emscripten C++ compiler' -> 'Miscellaneous'

    • Append following flag to 'Other flags':

      -s USE_CURL=1

      This flag -s USE_CURL=1 is required here and in linker flags below. As a compiler flag it is required to have cURL include dirs populated and provided to compilation stage (using -I switch). Also putting this flag here will allow indexer to see cURL include directories and properly resolve cURL includes.

  8. Add necessary linker flags to your WebAssembly module:

    • Right click on your WebAssembly module project

    • Select 'Properties' from the context menu

    • Select 'C/C++ Build' -> 'Settings'

    • On 'Tool Settings' tab select 'Emscripten C++ linker' -> 'Miscellaneous'

    • Append following flags to 'Linker flags':

      -s ENVIRONMENT_MAY_BE_TIZEN -s USE_CURL=1 --preload-file ../cacert.pem@/cacert.pem -pthread -s USE_PTHREADS=1 -s PTHREAD_POOL_SIZE=2

    Flags description:

    Flag Description
    -s ENVIRONMENT_MAY_BE_TIZEN flag indicating that we want to use Samsung Tizen Emscripten extensions available on Samsung Tizen TVs. This flag is necessary to use POSIX sockets APIs in your application.
    -s USE_CURL=1 flag indicating that we want to build and use cURL library provided with Samsung modified Tizen Emscripten toolchain. Note that during 1st build full library is being built, so compilation may take a while. However after 1st build cURL library is cached. See more on details on Emscripten Ports
    --preload-file ../cacert.pem@/cacert.pem this option allows your application to read the cacert.pem file using standard C APIs fopen(./cacert.pem). Tizen Studio launches Emscripten toolchain in a CurrentBin directory, however we have the cacert.pem file in main project's directory. To avoid copying this file we use relative path. To refer to this file as /cacert.pem in C/C++ program we use mapping @/cacert.pem as described in Modifying file locations in the virtual file system
    -pthread -s USE_PTHREADS=1 -s PTHREAD_POOL_SIZE=2 this options allow to use threads in WebAssembly module. Note that it is necessary to call POSIX sockets APIs in threads other than main thread of your application.
  9. Build your WebAssembly module project.

  10. Apply following workarounds:

    1. Unlink the WebAssembly module from main application. Right click on main app, then in 'Others' -> 'Project References' unselect referenced WebAssembly module project.

    2. While being on project properties add *.data file to the WGT package, in 'Tizen Studio' -> 'Package' expand tree to 'CurrentBin' directory of the WebAssembly module project and check file with data extension. Click 'Apply and Close'. Note this particular step must be performed after each build of the WebAssembly module project.

    3. Add following snippet to wasm_modules/scripts/wasm_tools.js after the body print method:

      locateFile: ( () => {
        return (path, prefix) => {
          if (prefix == '') {
            prefix = this.path.substring(0, this.path.lastIndexOf('/')) || '';
            prefix = prefix + '/';
          return prefix + path;
  11. Build signed package.

  12. Now you're done and you can run your application on the TV.