Denis Denis - 3 months ago 26
Android Question

Android Proguard Javascript Interface Fail

I use in my project a piece of code as described here

http://lexandera.com/2009/01/extracting-html-from-a-webview/

I create the .apk file, install it on my device and it correctly works. If I try to use the obfuscation with proguard the project fails, the method showHTML(String html) of MyJavaScriptInterface is not reached.

My proguard configuration regarding that

-keep public class com.mypackage.MyClass.MyJavaScriptInterface
-keep public class * implements com.mypackage.MyClass.MyJavaScriptInterface
-keepclassmembers class * implements com.mypackage.MyClass.MyJavaScriptInterface {
<methods>;
}


according to this this answer Android proguard Javascript Interface problem.

Any suggestion? Thanks in advance.
Denis.

SOLVED.

As Eric suggested, I changed the Proguard configuration file like this:

-keep public class com.mypackage.MyClass$MyJavaScriptInterface
-keep public class * implements com.mypackage.MyClass$MyJavaScriptInterface
-keepclassmembers class com.mypackage.MyClass$MyJavaScriptInterface {
<methods>;
}


Now my project works perfectly.
Thanks.

For API 17+ you also need to preserve the @JavascriptInterface annotations:

-keepattributes JavascriptInterface


http://developer.android.com/reference/android/webkit/JavascriptInterface.html

Answer

If MyJavaScriptInterface is an inner class of MyClass, ProGuard expects a fully qualified name com.mypackage.MyClass$MyJavaScriptInterface. The naming convention with $ is used in the compiled class files on which ProGuard operates. Note that ProGuard mentions class names in the configuration that it can't find in the input jar, suggesting that these names may have been misspelled.