user1049280 user1049280 - 1 month ago 21
Android Question

how to use runOnUiThread

I'm learning to do something in UI-Thread, so I've written simple test activity. But I think I misunderstood something, because when I click on button - the app is not resposing anymore

public class TestActivity extends Activity {

Button btn;
int i = 0;

@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.main);
btn = (Button)findViewById(R.id.btn);
btn.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View v) {
runThread();
}
});
}

private void runThread(){
runOnUiThread (new Thread(new Runnable() {
public void run() {
while(i++ < 1000){
btn.setText("#"+i);
try {
Thread.sleep(300);
}
catch (InterruptedException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}
}));
}
}

Answer

Below is corrected Snippet of runThread Function.

private void runThread() {

    new Thread() {
        public void run() {
            while (i++ < 1000) {
                try {
                    runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {

                        @Override
                        public void run() {
                            btn.setText("#" + i);
                        }
                    });
                    Thread.sleep(300);
                } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
        }
    }.start();
}