Carnivoris Carnivoris - 4 months ago 15
Android Question

How to pass a boolean between intents

I need to pass a boolean value to and intent and back again when the back button is pressed. The goal is to set the boolean and use a conditional to prevent multiple launches of a new intent when an onShake event is detected. I would use SharedPreferences, but it seems it does not play nice with my onClick code and I'm not sure how to fix that. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

public class MyApp extends Activity {

private SensorManager mSensorManager;
private ShakeEventListener mSensorListener;


/** Called when the activity is first created. */
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.main);


mSensorListener = new ShakeEventListener();
mSensorManager = (SensorManager) getSystemService(Context.SENSOR_SERVICE);
mSensorManager.registerListener(mSensorListener,
mSensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_ACCELEROMETER),
SensorManager.SENSOR_DELAY_UI);


mSensorListener.setOnShakeListener(new ShakeEventListener.OnShakeListener() {

public void onShake() {
// This code is launched multiple times on a vigorous
// shake of the device. I need to prevent this.
Intent myIntent = new Intent(MyApp.this, NextActivity.class);
MyApp.this.startActivity(myIntent);
}
});

}

@Override
protected void onResume() {
super.onResume();
mSensorManager.registerListener(mSensorListener,
mSensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_ACCELEROMETER),
SensorManager.SENSOR_DELAY_UI);
}

@Override
protected void onStop() {
mSensorManager.unregisterListener(mSensorListener);
super.onStop();
}}

vol vol
Answer

have a private member variable in your activity called wasShaken.

private boolean wasShaken = false;

modify your onResume to set this to false.

public void onResume() { wasShaken = false; }

in your onShake listener, check if it's true. if it is, return early. Then set it to true.

  public void onShake() {
              if(wasShaken) return;
              wasShaken = true;
                          // This code is launched multiple times on a vigorous
                          // shake of the device.  I need to prevent this.
              Intent myIntent = new Intent(MyApp.this, NextActivity.class);
              MyApp.this.startActivity(myIntent);
  }
});