Solo Solo - 1 month ago 6
Android Question

How to display a Yes/No dialog box on Android?

Yes, I know there's AlertDialog.Builder, but I'm shocked to know how difficult (well, at least not programmer-friendly) to display a dialog in Android.

I used to be a .NET developer, and I'm wondering is there any Android-equivalent of the following?

if (MessageBox.Show("Sure?", "", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes){
// Do something...
}

Answer

AlertDialog.Builder really isn't that hard to use. It's a bit intimidating at first for sure, but once you've used it a bit it's both simple and powerful. I know you've said you know how to use it, but here's just a simple example anyway:

DialogInterface.OnClickListener dialogClickListener = new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
    @Override
    public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) {
        switch (which){
        case DialogInterface.BUTTON_POSITIVE:
            //Yes button clicked
            break;

        case DialogInterface.BUTTON_NEGATIVE:
            //No button clicked
            break;
        }
    }
};

AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(context);
builder.setMessage("Are you sure?").setPositiveButton("Yes", dialogClickListener)
    .setNegativeButton("No", dialogClickListener).show();

You can also reuse that DialogInterface.OnClickListener if you have other yes/no boxes that should do the same thing.

If you're creating the Dialog from within a View.OnClickListener, you can use view.getContext() to get the Context. Alternatively you can use yourFragmentName.getActivity().

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