Surjya Narayana Padhi Surjya Narayana Padhi - 1 year ago 98
Android Question

How to pass (Android) application context to a Java class?

I have the following code in which I am using the application context to retrieve needed information:

public class Data{
private boolean VarA;

public void setVarA(boolean B,Context ctx)
SharedPreferences CoreDataStorage = ctx.getSharedPreferences(PREFS_NAME, 0);
SharedPreferences.Editor editor = CoreDataStorage.edit();
editor.putBoolean("PrefVarA", VarA);


Now I am calling the public method setVarA() from the below class

public class MyActivity extends Activity{

Data cd = new Data();

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {


In the activity above it shows me compilation error that it can't cast from MyActivity to Context. Please suggest any solution. Is the above code is not proper way to pass the context?

Answer Source

You need the application Context to access the shared preferences. It should be:


in the onCreate of MyActivity.

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