rick rick - 1 month ago 27
Android Question

Read a pdf file from assets folder

public void DOCS(View btnDocs)
{
File fileBrochure = new File("android.resource://com.project.datastructure/assets/abc.pdf");
if (!fileBrochure.exists())
{
CopyAssetsbrochure();
}

/** PDF reader code */
File file = new File("android.resource://com.project.datastructure/assets/abc.pdf");

Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
intent.setDataAndType(Uri.fromFile(file),"application/pdf");
intent.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TOP);
intent.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
try
{
getApplicationContext().startActivity(intent);
}
catch (ActivityNotFoundException e)
{
Toast.makeText(Stack_dr.this, "NO Pdf Viewer", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
}
}
private void CopyAssetsbrochure() {
AssetManager assetManager = getAssets();
String[] files = null;
try
{
files = assetManager.list("");
}
catch (IOException e){}
for(int i=0; i<files.length; i++)
{
String fStr = files[i];
if(fStr.equalsIgnoreCase("abc.pdf"))
{
InputStream in = null;
OutputStream out = null;
try
{
in = assetManager.open(files[i]);
out = new FileOutputStream("/sdcard/" + files[i]);
copyFile(in, out);
in.close();
in = null;
out.flush();
out.close();
out = null;
break;
}
catch(Exception e){}
}
}
}

private void copyFile(InputStream in, OutputStream out) throws IOException
{
byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
int read;
while((read = in.read(buffer)) != -1){
out.write(buffer, 0, read);
}
}


I am trying to read a pdf file from assets folder which is present in my application folder . Everything is working perfectly when i click on my DOCS button a pop up comes to let me choose an application for opening the pdf i.e "abc.pdf" but after selecting an option i get an error message "The file path is not valid". I think their is some problem with the path which i have specified in the code.
please help

Answer

Try this

public class SampleActivity extends Activity
    {

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

        }

        private void CopyReadAssets()
        {
            AssetManager assetManager = getAssets();

            InputStream in = null;
            OutputStream out = null;
            File file = new File(getFilesDir(), "abc.pdf");
            try
            {
                in = assetManager.open("abc.pdf");
                out = openFileOutput(file.getName(), Context.MODE_WORLD_READABLE);

                copyFile(in, out);
                in.close();
                in = null;
                out.flush();
                out.close();
                out = null;
            } catch (Exception e)
            {
                Log.e("tag", e.getMessage());
            }

            Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
            intent.setDataAndType(
                    Uri.parse("file://" + getFilesDir() + "/abc.pdf"),
                    "application/pdf");

            startActivity(intent);
        }

        private void copyFile(InputStream in, OutputStream out) throws IOException
        {
            byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
            int read;
            while ((read = in.read(buffer)) != -1)
            {
                out.write(buffer, 0, read);
            }
        }

    }

Make sure to include

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

in manifest

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