user1920269 user1920269 - 2 months ago 78
Android Question

Get Current Activity in Espresso android

In case of a test that crosses multiple activities, is there a way to get current activity?

getActivtiy() method just gives one activity that was used to start the test.

I tried something like below,

public Activity getCurrentActivity() {
Activity activity = null;
ActivityManager am = (ActivityManager) this.getActivity().getSystemService(Context.ACTIVITY_SERVICE);
List<ActivityManager.RunningTaskInfo> taskInfo = am.getRunningTasks(1);
try {
Class<?> myClass = taskInfo.get(0).topActivity.getClass();
activity = (Activity) myClass.newInstance();
catch (Exception e) {

return activity;

but I get null object.


In Espresso, you can use ActivityLifecycleMonitorRegistry but it is not officially supported, so it may not work in future versions.

Here is how it works:

Activity getCurrentActivity() throws Throwable {
  final Activity[] activity = new Activity[1];
  runTestOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
    public void run() {
      java.util.Collection<Activity> activites = ActivityLifecycleMonitorRegistry.getInstance().getActivitiesInStage(Stage.RESUMED);
      activity[0] = Iterables.getOnlyElement(activites);
  return activity[0];