Dalvinder Singh Dalvinder Singh - 4 months ago 13x
Android Question

Reading a simple text file

I am trying to read a simple text file in my sample Android Application. I am using the below written code for reading the simple text file.

1. InputStream inputStream = openFileInput("test.txt");
2. InputStreamReader inputStreamReader = new InputStreamReader(inputStream);
3. BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(inputStreamReader);

My questions is :
Where should I place this
file in my project?. I have tried putting the file under
folder but I get the
exception "FileNotFound"
when first live of the code written above gets executed.

Thanks for the help


Place your text file in the /assets directory under the Android project. Use AssetManager class to access it.

AssetManager am = context.getAssets();
InputStream is = am.open("test.txt");

Or you can also put the file in the /res/raw directory, where the file will be indexed and is accessible by an id in the R file:

InputStream is = context.getResources().openRawResource(R.raw.test);