Get Purchases

In order to retrieve a list of purchases the user has made use the getPurchases function. This call will query the store for any purchases the user has made and any valid license information.

This call will return a complete or an error event:

  • PurchaseEvent.GET_PURCHASES_COMPLETE: Dispatched when successfully retrieve the purchases, the event will contain an array of Purchase objects each describing a user's purchase;
  • PurchaseEvent.GET_PURCHASES_ERROR: Dispatched when an error occurred.

For example:

WindowsStore.service.addEventListener( PurchaseEvent.GET_PURCHASES_COMPLETE, getPurchases_completeHandler );
WindowsStore.service.addEventListener( PurchaseEvent.GET_PURCHASES_ERROR, getPurchases_errorHandler );
function getPurchases_completeHandler( event:PurchaseEvent ):void
for each (var purchase:Purchase in event.purchases)
trace( purchase.toString() );
function getPurchases_errorHandler( event:PurchaseEvent ):void
trace("ERROR: [" + event.errorCode + "] "+event.errorMessage );

This appears to only return store managed purchases, such as durable products. Developer managed consumables may not be returned through the getPurchases call.


Purchases that relate to a subscription product will have additional information in the Purchase object.

The active flag will indicate whether the subscription is currently active. This should always be true for purchases queried through the getPurchases() functionality as this only retrieves active purchases.

Additionally for subscription purchases there will be a valid expirationDate property on the object, indicating when the current billing period for the subscription will end.