Qadir Hussain Qadir Hussain - 28 days ago 13
Android Question

how to start the app on power button press

I want to start my app when a user press the power button. I m following This code
but its not showing any

Log
and toast.

here is my complete code.

MyReceiver.java

import android.content.BroadcastReceiver;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.util.Log;
import android.widget.Toast;

public class MyReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {

@Override
public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {

// TODO Auto-generated method stub

Log.v("onReceive", "Power button is pressed.");

Toast.makeText(context, "power button clicked", Toast.LENGTH_LONG)
.show();

// perform what you want here

}

}


menifest File

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.example.powerbuttontest"
android:versionCode="1"
android:versionName="1.0" >

<uses-sdk
android:minSdkVersion="8"
android:targetSdkVersion="17" />

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
<activity
android:name="com.example.powerbuttontest.MainActivity"
android:label="@string/app_name" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
<receiver android:name=".MyReceiver" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.SCREEN_OFF" >
</action>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.SCREEN_ON" >
</action>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.ACTION_POWER_CONNECTED" >
</action>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.ACTION_POWER_DISCONNECTED" >
</action>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.ACTION_SHUTDOWN" >
</action>
</intent-filter>
</receiver>
</application>
</manifest>


MainActivity.java

package com.example.powerbuttontest;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.view.Menu;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
}

@Override
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);
return true;
}

}



  • I think i m committing a mistake in my
    menifest file
    . please have a look on this. thanks.


Answer

First, unlike other broad casted intents, for Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_OFF and Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_ON you CANNOT declare them in your Android Manifest! so You need to make a service which will keep on running like this

public static class UpdateService extends Service {

        @Override
        public void onCreate() {
            super.onCreate();
            // register receiver that handles screen on and screen off logic
            IntentFilter filter = new IntentFilter(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_ON);
            filter.addAction(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_OFF);
            BroadcastReceiver mReceiver = new Receiver();
            registerReceiver(mReceiver, filter);
        }

        @Override
        public void onStart(Intent intent, int startId) {
            boolean screenOn = intent.getBooleanExtra("screen_state", false);
            if (!screenOn) {
                // your code
            } else {
                // your code
            }
        }
}

and your receiver can be something

public class Receiver extends BroadcastReceiver {

    private boolean screenOff;

    @Override
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
        if (intent.getAction().equals(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_OFF)) {
            screenOff = true;
        } else if (intent.getAction().equals(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_ON)) {
            screenOff = false;
        }
        Intent i = new Intent(context, UpdateService.class);
        i.putExtra("screen_state", screenOff);
        context.startService(i);
    }

}