user878813 user878813 - 6 months ago 30
Android Question

How can I store an integer array in SharedPreferences?

I want to save/recall an integer array using SharedPreferences, is this possible?


You can try to do it this way:

  • Put your integers into a string, delimiting every int by a character, for example a comma, and then save them as a string:

    SharedPreferences prefs = getPreferences(MODE_PRIVATE);
    int[] list = new int[10];
    StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
    for (int i = 0; i < list.length; i++) {
    prefs.edit().putString("string", str.toString());
  • Get the string and parse it using StringTokenizer:

    String savedString = prefs.getString("string", "");
    StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer(savedString, ",");
    int[] savedList = new int[10];
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
        savedList[i] = Integer.parseInt(st.nextToken());