D. Fadare D. Fadare - 7 months ago 92
Android Question

Using IOUtils in Android to convert Uri/Url to String

I've researched and created the following code in my android studio project

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
TextView notificationsText = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.notifications_text);
Uri one = Uri.parse("http://textfiles.com/adventure/221baker.txt");
Uri two = Uri.parse("http://textfiles.com/adventure/adventureland.txt");
Uri three = Uri.parse("http://textfiles.com/adventure/adventur.txt");

notificationOne = IOUtils.toString(one);
notificationTwo = IOUtils.toString(two);
notificationThree = IOUtils.toString(three);


It so far does not convert the Uri to string but instead states it cannot resolve the method .toString(android.net.Uri)

I've imported IOUtils
import org.apache.commons.io.IOUtils;

and enabled internet access in my manifest file
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

So, how can I resolve it, or, is there an easier way to convert a Url to a string?

You might want to check the content of the Urls before answering.

This toString method is different than the one used to convert normally in android without IOUtils.


IOUtils.toString() takes a java.net.URI as its argument. You are passing it an android.net.Uri.

When calling IOUtils.toString(), you should also make sure to pass the content encoding as the second argument.