Adaptive Cards in deferrals

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We’ll be writing some more documentation on this soon, but the latest server version (combined with the canary client at this time – no prod yet!) supports presenting Adaptive Cards to clients during deferrals. Here’s a quick code sample: AddEventHandler(‘playerConnecting’, function(name, skr, d) d.defer() Wait(50) – badly serialized JSON in a string, from the Adaptive…


Have some docs already?

I’ve been playing with this but experienced a lot of intermittent end of file errors yet my JSON files were valid to the examples provided by the Microsoft side that was in the post.

The “badly serialized” json needs to be explained more so documents would be grand right now as valid JSON causes a lot of errors.

When will it be in prod?

Currently is but documention is thin.

Possible in JavaScript?

Edit :

const card  = '{"type":"AdaptiveCard","body":[{"type":"TextBlock","size":"ExtraLarge","weight":"Bolder","text":"Server password?!"},{"type":"TextBlock","text":"That\'s right, motherfucker! You have to enter a goddamn PASSWORD to connect to this server...","wrap":true},{"type":"Input.Text","id":"password","title":"","placeholder":"better enter one now"},{"type":"Image","url":"","altText":""},{"type":"ActionSet","actions":[{"type":"Action.Submit","title":"Sure..."},{"type":"Action.ShowCard","title":"YOU WISH!!!!!!","card":{"type":"AdaptiveCard","body":[{"type":"Image","url":"","altText":""}],"$schema":""}}]}],"$schema":"","version":"1.0"}';
const card2 = '{"type":"AdaptiveCard","body":[{"type":"Container","items":[{"type":"TextBlock","size":"Medium","weight":"Bolder","text":"Publish Adaptive Card schema"},{"type":"ColumnSet","columns":[{"type":"Column","items":[{"type":"Image","style":"Person","url":"","size":"Small"}],"width":"auto"},{"type":"Column","items":[{"type":"TextBlock","weight":"Bolder","text":"Matt Hidinger","wrap":true},{"type":"TextBlock","spacing":"None","text":"Created {{DATE(2017-02-14T06:08:39Z,SHORT)}}","isSubtle":true,"wrap":true}],"width":"stretch"}]}]},{"type":"Container","items":[{"type":"TextBlock","text":"Now that we have defined the main rules and features of the format, we need to produce a schema and publish it to GitHub. The schema will be the starting point of our reference documentation.","wrap":true},{"type":"FactSet","facts":[{"title":"Board:","value":"Adaptive Card"},{"title":"List:","value":"Backlog"},{"title":"Assigned to:","value":"Matt Hidinger"},{"title":"Due date:","value":"Not set"}]}]}],"actions":[{"type":"Action.ShowCard","title":"Set due date","card":{"type":"AdaptiveCard","body":[{"type":"Input.Date","id":"dueDate"},{"type":"Input.Text","id":"comment","placeholder":"Add a comment","isMultiline":true}],"actions":[{"type":"Action.Submit","title":"OK","url":""}],"$schema":""}},{"type":"Action.Submit","title":"View","url":""}],"$schema":"","version":"1.0"}';

AddEventHandler('playerConnecting', function (playerName, setKickReason, deferrals) {

    setTimeout(function () {
        deferrals.presentCard(card, function (data, rawData) {
            deferrals.presentCard(card2, function (_, rawData2) {
                deferrals.done('you suck actually for entering the password: ' + data.password + ' and data like ' + rawData2);
    }, 50);


still in canary or switched to prod?

I was playing with it in .NET but honestly its not much different as its only the method and content. I had weird EoF errors when sending the JSON file over the net which couldn’t be repeated constantly to see if the error was the sending of the data.

Maybe if its listed as a client file it works better but I didn’t want to try that.

In prod