Archie.bpgc Archie.bpgc - 1 year ago 112
Android Question

onActivityResult returns null data for an Image Capture

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

filePath = getOutputMediaFile(FileColumns.MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE);
File file = new File(filePath);
Uri output = Uri.fromFile(file);
Intent i = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
i.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, output);
startActivityForResult(i, RETURN_FILE_PATH);

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

//data is always null here.
//requestCode = RETURN_FILE_PATH;
//resultCode = Activity.RESULT_OK;

I checked the values for file and output Uri, both are fine and the captured image actually exists at that location.

But the data returned in
is always
even after capturing the image.


I checked this question:

onActivityResult returns with data = null

which says:

Whenever you save an image by passing EXTRAOUTPUT with camera intent
the data parameter inside the onActivityResult always return null. So,
instead of using data to retrieve the image , use the filepath to
retrieve the Bitmap.

and maybe that solution will work for me. But the above code of mine was a working code until now for the same scenario.

Answer Source

According to this post data is null when you pre insert a uri. That means you already defined your output uri here:

  i.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, output);

So when you get a Activity.RESULT_OK; just load the taken photo by its known url.