Userrrrrrrrr Userrrrrrrrr - 3 months ago 8
Android Question

Android - IContentService cannot be resolved

In my project I need to use IContentService, and I've used the right import (import android.content.IContentService) and yet android studio tells me 'Cannot resolve symbol IContentService'.

I know IContentService is an actual class, because it is used in ContentResolver.getContentService();

Anyone know how I can get this import to work?


You cannot use this class directly.

You can see in the source code (e.g. here for Marshmallow) that this class is tagged with the @hide annotation.

The class can only be used by reflection as shown here (with all it's disadvantages).

BTW: ContentResolver.getContentService() is also a hidden method (see here).