Eftekhari Eftekhari - 1 month ago 10
Android Question

Can't get URI of captured screenshot from intent.getParcelableExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM)!

I'm trying to get the

URI
of just captured
screenshot
as I choose my app from
Open With
dialog. But I always get null from
intent.getParcelableExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM)
in the provided code sample.

This is my
intent filter
:

Implemented two
intent-filter
s

First one: Makes my activity main and launcher.

Second one: Makes it an image viewer.(registers this activity on system as an image viewer)

<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
<data android:mimeType="image/*" />
</intent-filter>


And this is how I'm trying to get the
URI
from the intent that invoked my activity.

Intent intent = getIntent();
String action = intent.getAction();
String type = intent.getType();

if (Intent.ACTION_VIEW.equals(action) && type != null) {
if (type.startsWith("image/")) {
Uri mediaUri = intent.getParcelableExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM);
// Here mediaUri is always null
}
}

Answer

Quoting the documentation for ACTION_VIEW:

Input: getData() is URI from which to retrieve data.

So, change your code to:

Intent intent = getIntent();
String action = intent.getAction();
String type = intent.getType();

if (Intent.ACTION_VIEW.equals(action) && type != null) {
    if (type.startsWith("image/")) {
        Uri mediaUri = intent.getData();
    }
}
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