Android: Returning Value To The Calling Activity

In my previous post, I had explained how to switch (call) to another activities and passing value to it. This time I will try to explain on how to return some value back to the calling activity. Returning some values to the calling activity can be done by the following example: Intent resultData = new Intent(); String token = “some token”; String verifier = “some verifier”; resultData.putExtra(“token”, token); resultData.putExtra(“verifier”, verifier); setResult(Activity.RESULT_OK, Continue reading

Android: Passing ArrayList of Object Within an Intent

An intent is an object that is very useful to pass variables between activities in Android. Basic primitive data types such as Integer, String, Boolean are easy to be passed through an intent. On my previously written article on how to switch between android activities I already explained on how to pass a char sequence variable. But Android has no custom object data type that can be passed directly through an Continue reading

Tutorial: Android SQLite Database

SQLite is one of several ways that Android provide to store data. SQLite is already come with vanilla Android OS and it is very light weight to be used under mobile environment. Below is the tutorial on how to create classes to handle SQLite database operations. For the sake of simplicity, I only uses one table with only 3 columns to store cars information. The three columns are id (INT), Continue reading

Android: Simple Class For Easy Writing And Reading SharedPreferences String Value

SharedPreferences is used to store small configurations or settings data in your Android application. For example, as username or user preferences data storage. Just like variables, shared preferences can be identified by “key” string as “variable” name. Shared preferences are relatives to application. So it can not be accessed by other application directly. In the following example, I would like to store the username of logged in user so in Continue reading

Thread in Android: An Example

StrictMode is most commonly used to catch accidental disk or network access on the application’s main thread, where UI operations are received and animations take place. Keeping disk and network operations off the main thread makes for much smoother, more responsive applications. By keeping your application’s main thread (UI thread) responsive, you also prevent ANR (Application Not Responding) dialogs from being shown to users. Network requests being made on UI thread may Continue reading

Set Background Color of Android View Programmatically

While you are generating or displaying content through list views, it is sometimes you need to make a zebra-styled rows or coloring the view of row background into a custom color depending on row’s content. This snippets is applicable to any android view which is inheriting View class. So to change or modify view’s background color, it is as easy as the following code on your activity class: View v Continue reading

How To Switch Between Activites in Android SDK

Almost every Andoid application has many activities, a screen that interact with user. On desktop based operating system, this screen is usually called by a “form”. It is very common that it is required to switch between one activity onto another activity in user interaction. In this post I will try to explain how switching between activities and passing variable into it can be done.