androidn00b androidn00b - 1 month ago 6
Android Question

Android Service Not Starting From Activity

I'm new here and I have a question on android services. For some reason my service is not starting. And not giving any errors in the logcat. I used

startService(new Intent(getApplicationContext(),MyResultsService.class));


to call the service (MyResultsService.class) in the main activity.

Also, This is MyResultsService.class:

package com.example.myapp;

import android.app.Service;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.IBinder;
import android.util.Log;

public class MyResultsService extends Service{
public UpdateMyResults updater;
public boolean stopThread = false;

@Override
public void onCreate() {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
super.onCreate();
Log.d(getPackageName(), "Created MyResultsService");
}

@Override
public synchronized int onStartCommand(Intent intent, int flags, int startId) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
Log.d(getPackageName(), "Starting...");
if (!updater.isAlive()){
updater = new UpdateMyResults();
Log.d(getPackageName(), "New updater thread...");
}
return super.onStartCommand(intent, flags, startId);
}

@Override
public synchronized void onDestroy() {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
stopThread = true;
Log.d(getPackageName(), "Destroying MyResultsService");
try {
updater.join();
Log.d(getPackageName(), "Closed updater thread");
} catch (InterruptedException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
}
super.onDestroy();

}

@Override
public IBinder onBind(Intent intent) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
return null;
}

private class UpdateMyResults extends Thread{

static final long DELAY = 30000;
@Override
public void run() {
while (!stopThread){
try {
//Do stuff and pause
Log.d(getName(), "Running");
Thread.sleep(DELAY);
} catch (InterruptedException e) {
// Interrupt
e.printStackTrace();
}
}//end while
}//end run
}//end UpdateMyResults
}


my xml manifest:

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.example.myapp"
android:versionCode="1"
android:versionName="1.0">

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="14" android:targetSdkVersion="17" />

<application
android:label="MyApp"
android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Holo.Light">

<activity
android:name=".MainActivity"
android:label="My App">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>

<service android:enabled="true" android:name="com.example.myapp.MYRESULTSSERVICE" />

</application>

</manifest>


Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Answer

The name in <service android:enabled="true" android:name="com.example.myapp.MYRESULTSSERVICE" /> must match EXACTLY as your class. Try not using all caps.