Saqib Saqib - 6 months ago 216
Android Question

Show dialog alert from a non-activity class in android

I want to show an Alert Dialog via

AlertDialogManager
class to a
non-activity
class
DeviceAdminReceiverSample
's method
onDisabled
, but whenever I call
alertDialog
via that method it generates error with following text

Error

06-12 12:01:19.923: E/AndroidRuntime(468): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
06-12 12:01:19.923: E/AndroidRuntime(468): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start
receiver com.android.remotewipedata.DeviceAdminReceiverSample:
android.view.WindowManager$BadTokenException: Unable to add window -- token null is not
for an application


I know the issue is with
context
thing but I don't know what to put there so that it work, I tried
this
,
getApplicationContext()
but all vain. My code for both classes is below

AlertDialogManager

public class AlertDialogManager {

public void showAlertDialog(Context context, String title, String message,
Boolean status) {
final AlertDialog alertDialog = new AlertDialog.Builder(context).create();
alertDialog.setTitle(title);
alertDialog.setMessage(message);

if (status != null)
alertDialog.setButton("OK", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) {
alertDialog.dismiss();
}
});
alertDialog.show();
}


}

DeviceAdminReceiverSample

public class DeviceAdminReceiverSample extends DeviceAdminReceiver {
static final String TAG = "DeviceAdminReceiver";
AlertDialogManager alert = new AlertDialogManager();

/** Called when this application is no longer the device administrator. */
@Override
public void onDisabled(Context context, Intent intent) {
super.onDisabled(context, intent);
Toast.makeText(context, R.string.device_admin_disabled,
Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
// intent.putExtra("dialogMessage", "Device admin has been disabled");
// intent.setClass(context, DialogActivity.class);
// intent.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
// context.startActivity(intent);
alert.showAlertDialog(context, "Alert",
"Device admin has been disabled", true);
}

Answer

The problem is 'You can show AlertDialogs from Activity only'. This is not an issue of context.

Although this is not a good idea to show dialog from receiver (better is to use Notification), But if you want to do so you can create an Activity as dialog and show