Bobdabiulder Bobdabiulder - 3 months ago 23
Android Question

Starting a new intent in android

I am trying to start a new activity in my class. I cant call

startActivity(intent)


Do I need to extend Activity for that?? If so, how?

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Answer

startActivity() is a method on Context, so you can call it on any object that is of a class that inherits from Context. Frequently, we call startActivity() on an existing Activity.

For example, here we have an Activity that calls startActivity() on itself to start up another activity:

/***
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  Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not
  use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy
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  language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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*/

package com.commonsware.android.exint;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;

public class ExplicitIntentsDemoActivity extends Activity {
  @Override
  public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.main);
  }

  public void showOther(View v) {
    startActivity(new Intent(this, OtherActivity.class));
  }
}

The showOther() method is invoked if the user clicks on the Button defined in res/layout/main.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical">

    <Button
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:textSize="20sp"
        android:text="@string/hello"
        android:onClick="showOther"/>

</LinearLayout>

(from this sample project)

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