Avtandil Kavrelishvili Avtandil Kavrelishvili - 2 months ago 11
HTTP Question

How to make Sync or Async HTTP Post/Get

I need Sync or Async HTTP Post/Get to get HTML data from Web-Service. I search this whole internet but I can't give good result.

I tried to use this examples:



but nothing of them working for me.

HttpClient
and
HttpGet
is cross out, error is :


"org.apache.http.client.HttpClient is deprecated "


Code:

try
{
HttpClient client = new DefaultHttpClient();
String getURL = "google.com";
HttpGet get = new HttpGet(getURL);
HttpResponse responseGet = client.execute(get);
HttpEntity resEntityGet = responseGet.getEntity();
if (resEntityGet != null)
{
//do something with the response
}
}
catch (Exception e)
{
e.printStackTrace();
}

Answer

The example I have posted below is based on an example that I found on the Android Developer Docs. You can find that example HERE, look at that for a more comprehensive example.

You will be able to make any http requests with the following

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.AsyncTask;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.util.Log;
import android.widget.Toast;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.Reader;
import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {
    private static final String TAG = MainActivity.class.getSimpleName();

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

        new DownloadTask().execute("http://www.google.com/");
    }

    private class DownloadTask extends AsyncTask<String, Void, String> {

        @Override
        protected String doInBackground(String... params) {
            //do your request in here so that you don't interrupt the UI thread
            try {
                return downloadContent(params[0]);
            } catch (IOException e) {
                return "Unable to retrieve data. URL may be invalid.";
            }
        }

        @Override
        protected void onPostExecute(String result) {
            //Here you are done with the task
            Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, result, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
        }
    }

    private String downloadContent(String myurl) throws IOException {
        InputStream is = null;
        int length = 500;

        try {
            URL url = new URL(myurl);
            HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
            conn.setReadTimeout(10000 /* milliseconds */);
            conn.setConnectTimeout(15000 /* milliseconds */);
            conn.setRequestMethod("GET");
            conn.setDoInput(true);
            conn.connect();
            int response = conn.getResponseCode();
            Log.d(TAG, "The response is: " + response);
            is = conn.getInputStream();

            // Convert the InputStream into a string
            String contentAsString = convertInputStreamToString(is, length);
            return contentAsString;
        } finally {
            if (is != null) {
                is.close();
            }
        }
    }

    public String convertInputStreamToString(InputStream stream, int length) throws IOException, UnsupportedEncodingException {
        Reader reader = null;
        reader = new InputStreamReader(stream, "UTF-8");
        char[] buffer = new char[length];
        reader.read(buffer);
        return new String(buffer);
    }
}

You can play around with the code to suit your needs

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