VISHAL DAGA VISHAL DAGA - 18 days ago 5
Android Question

Error : BinderProxy@45d459c0 is not valid; is your activity running?

What is this error... i haven't found any discussion on this error in the stackoverflow community Detailed :-

10-18 23:53:11.613: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): Uncaught handler: thread main exiting due to uncaught exception
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): android.view.WindowManager$BadTokenException: Unable to add window -- token android.os.BinderProxy@45d459c0 is not valid; is your activity running?
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.view.ViewRoot.setView(ViewRoot.java:468)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.view.WindowManagerImpl.addView(WindowManagerImpl.java:177)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.view.WindowManagerImpl.addView(WindowManagerImpl.java:91)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.view.Window$LocalWindowManager.addView(Window.java:424)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.app.Dialog.show(Dialog.java:239)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at com.vishal.contacte.Locationlistener$MyLocationListener.onLocationChanged(Locationlistener.java:86)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.location.LocationManager$ListenerTransport._handleMessage(LocationManager.java:179)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.location.LocationManager$ListenerTransport.access$000(LocationManager.java:112)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.location.LocationManager$ListenerTransport$1.handleMessage(LocationManager.java:128)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:123)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4363)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:521)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:862)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:620)
10-18 23:53:11.658: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3197): at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

Answer

This is most likely happening because you are trying to show a dialog after execution of a background thread, while the Activity is being destroyed.

I was seeing this error reported once in a while from some of my apps when the activity calling the dialog was finishing for some reason or another when it tried to show a dialog. Here's what solved it for me:

if(!((Activity) context).isFinishing())
{
    //show dialog
}

I've been using this to work around the issue on older versions of Android for several years now, and haven't seen the crash since.