finiteloop finiteloop - 17 days ago 6
Android Question

How can I get the results from an AlertDialog?

I am using an AlertDialog.Builder to display a dialog to prompt the user to enter a password, I then want to save that password in a preference, however I can't figure out how to get the result from the alert dialog's input method.

Here is essentially what I would like to be able to do:

String result;
AlertDialog.Builder b = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
b.setTitle("Please enter a password");
final EditText input = new EditText(this);
b.setView(input);
b.setPositiveButton("OK", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener()
{
@Override
public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton)
{
//I get a compile error here, it wants result to be final.
result = input.getText().toString();
}
});
b.setNegativeButton("CANCEL", null);
b.create().show();


However, I am open to doing something such as
showDialog(int);
then using the
onCreateDialog(int)
method and somehow setting the result and receiving it in some other method, but I have no idea how to go about the last part.

Answer
public class MyActivity extends Activity {
    private String result;

    void showDialog() {
        AlertDialog.Builder b = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
        b.setTitle("Please enter a password");
        final EditText input = new EditText(this);
        b.setView(input);
        b.setPositiveButton("OK", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton) {
                result = input.getText().toString();
            }
        });
        b.setNegativeButton("CANCEL", null);
        b.show();
    }
}