appshot performs a
webshot using two different methods
depending upon the object provided. If a 'character' is provided (pointing to
an app.R file or app directory) an isolated background R process is launched
to run the Shiny application. The current R process then captures the
webshot. When a Shiny application object is supplied to
appshot, it is reversed: the Shiny application runs in the current R
process and an isolated background R process is launched to capture a
webshot. The reason it is reversed in the second case has to do
with scoping: although it would be preferable to run the Shiny application in
a background process and call
webshot from the current process, with
Shiny application objects, there are potential scoping errors when run this
appshot( app, file = "webshot.png", ..., port = getOption("shiny.port"), envvars = NULL ) # S3 method for character appshot( app, file = "webshot.png", ..., port = getOption("shiny.port"), envvars = NULL ) # S3 method for shiny.appobj appshot( app, file = "webshot.png", ..., port = getOption("shiny.port"), envvars = NULL, webshot_timeout = 60 )
A Shiny app object, or a string naming an app directory.
A vector of names of output files. Should end with
.jpeg. If several screenshots have to be taken and
only one filename is provided, then the function appends the index number
of the screenshot to the file name.
Other arguments to pass on to
Port that Shiny will listen on.
A named character vector or named list of environment variables and values to set for the Shiny app's R process. These will be unset after the process exits. This can be used to pass configuration information to a Shiny app.
The maximum number of seconds the phantom application
is allowed to run before killing the process. If a delay argument is
...), the delay value is added to the timeout value.