Ehsan Akbar Ehsan Akbar - 3 months ago 16x
JSON Question

Android JSON - String literal is not properly closed

I'm so new to Android programming I'm trying to read a JSON String, so I created a String with

data as you can see in the picture:

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As you can see I get an error :
string literal isn't properly closed

I just want to read data from this string for testing, and after working, I will replace the URL.


You can use this method to create a JSON response object for testing purpose

public static String loadJSONFromAsset(String name, Context context) {
    String json = null;
    try {
        InputStream is = context.getAssets().open(name + ".json");
        int size = is.available();
        byte[] buffer = new byte[size];;
        json = new String(buffer, "UTF-8");
    } catch (IOException ex) {
        return null;
    return json;

Into this method pass the name of json that you need to create under assets folder (app/src/main/assets/) and the Context.


colors.json (Stored in assets folder)

    "hex": "#EFDECD",
    "name": "Almond",
    "rgb": "(239, 222, 205)"
    "hex": "#CD9575",
    "name": "Antique Brass",
    "rgb": "(205, 149, 117)"

Method Use:

String json = loadJSONFromAsset(colors.json,context);