Carter Klein Carter Klein - 4 months ago 8
Java Question

Android - Passing an ArrayList of Custom Objects to Another Activity

So, I've been struggling on this for a while and have searched on here for hours without finding anything that really helped. I have a custom class

Streak
. When the user creates a new
Streak
in my Main Activity, I want for that streak to be added to a list of total streaks, which I would then access from an
AllStreaks
activity. I have tried using Gson, but received errors. What I have below is working for the time being, but since my global variable has to be declared as new. I don't really want to use a MySQL database as this info needs to be quickly editable and I don't want to have to constantly connect to that to potentially change just one detail.

Sorry if my code is a mess or this makes no sense, I'm coming to realize I'm really shitty at programming anyway.

MainActivity.java
:

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

private SharedPreferences prefs;
private SharedPreferences.Editor editor;
private String userID;

private int streakCounter;
private int mainStreakCounter;

private RelativeLayout quickAdd;
private EditText quickSubmitStreak;
private Button quickSubmitButton;
private Button mainStreak1;
private Button mainStreak2;
private Button mainStreak3;
private Button mainStreak4;
private Button allStreaks;
private Button addStreak;

private Dialog pickDialog;

private Button healthButton;
private Button mentalButton;
private Button personalButton;
private Button professionalButton;
private Button socialButton;

private Button submitStreakButton;
private TextView todaysDate;
private EditText chooseDate;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
setSupportActionBar(toolbar);

/*
Creates shared preferences and editor
*/
prefs = getSharedPreferences("carter.streakly", MODE_PRIVATE);
editor = prefs.edit();

// Checks if it's the first time the user opens the app. If so, generates a unique user ID and stores it in shared prefs
if (prefs.getBoolean("firstTime", true)){
userID = UUID.randomUUID().toString();
editor.putString("user", userID);
editor.putBoolean("firstTime", false);
editor.commit();
}

streakCounter = 0; // CHANGE TO streakCounter = prefs.getInt("streakCounter", 0) later
mainStreakCounter = 0; // CHANGE TO mainStreakCount = prefs.getInt("mainStreakCounter", 0) later
quickSubmitStreak = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.enter_goal);
quickSubmitButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.submit_button);
mainStreak1 = (Button) findViewById(R.id.main_goal_1);
mainStreak2 = (Button) findViewById(R.id.main_goal_2);
mainStreak3 = (Button) findViewById(R.id.main_goal_3);
mainStreak4 = (Button) findViewById(R.id.main_goal_4);
allStreaks = (Button) findViewById(R.id.main_goal_5);
addStreak = (Button) findViewById(R.id.add_streak_button);


/*
if (streakCounter > 4){
quickAdd.setVisibility(View.INVISIBLE);
}


mainStreak1.setText(prefs.getString("mainKeyOne", ""));
mainStreak2.setText(prefs.getString("mainKeyTwo", ""));
mainStreak3.setText(prefs.getString("mainKeyThree", ""));
mainStreak4.setText(prefs.getString("mainKeyFour", ""));


/*
Sets the text to the lowest unused main streak to the inputted streak name
Stores the streak name in shared prefs so it will be there for next time app opens
Increases the total streak count
*/
quickSubmitButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
if (mainStreakCounter < 4){
switch(mainStreakCounter){
case 0:
mainStreak1.setText(quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString());
editor.putString("mainKeyOne", quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString()).commit();
break;
case 1:
mainStreak2.setText(quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString());
editor.putString("mainKeyTwo", quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString()).commit();
break;
case 2:
mainStreak3.setText(quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString());
editor.putString("mainKeyThree", quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString()).commit();
break;
case 3:
mainStreak4.setText(quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString());
editor.putString("mainKeyFour", quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString()).commit();
break;
default:break;
}
}
mainStreakCounter++;
AllStreaks.streakList.add(new Streak(quickSubmitStreak.getText().toString()));

// ADD THESE TO SHARED PREFERENCES AT SOME POINT
}

});

/*
Brings user to the All Streaks activity, and passes the LinkedList<Streak> streakList
*/
allStreaks.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
Intent intent = new Intent(MainActivity.this, AllStreaks.class);
startActivity(intent);
}
});

/*
Shows an Alert Dialog that allows users to enter in the type of streak they want
*/
addStreak.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
createCustomDialog();
}
});
}

private void createCustomDialog(){
pickDialog = new Dialog(MainActivity.this);
pickDialog.setContentView(R.layout.dialog_add_streak);

final EditText chooseName = (EditText) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_acitivty_name);
healthButton = (Button) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_health);
mentalButton = (Button) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_mental);
personalButton = (Button) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_personal);
professionalButton = (Button) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_professional);
socialButton = (Button) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_social);
submitStreakButton = (Button) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_submit_button);
todaysDate = (TextView) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_today);
chooseDate = (EditText) pickDialog.findViewById(R.id.dialog_input_date);

pickDialog.show();

healthButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
editor.putInt("AddCategory", 0).commit();
editor.putString("Category", "Health");
editor.commit();
recolorCategory();
}
});

mentalButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
editor.putInt("AddCategory", 1).commit();
editor.putString("Category", "Mental");
editor.commit();
recolorCategory();
}
});

personalButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
editor.putInt("AddCategory", 2).commit();
editor.putString("Category", "Personal");
editor.commit();
recolorCategory();
}
});

professionalButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
editor.putInt("AddCategory", 3).commit();
editor.putString("Category", "Professional");
editor.commit();
recolorCategory();
}
});

socialButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
editor.putInt("AddCategory", 4).commit();
editor.putString("Category", "Social");
editor.commit();
recolorCategory();
}
});

todaysDate.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
todaysDate.setTextColor(Color.rgb(51,51,255));
chooseDate.setTextColor(Color.rgb(0,0,0));
editor.putInt("todayOrChosen", 1).commit();
}
});

chooseDate.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
chooseDate.setTextColor(Color.rgb(51,51,255));
todaysDate.setTextColor(Color.rgb(0,0,0));
editor.putInt("todayOrChosen", 2).commit();
}
});


submitStreakButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
/*
If the user selected today's date, enter the days kept as 0. If the user selected how long they've kept the streak for, enter the days kept as chooseDate
*/
if(prefs.getInt("todayOrChosen", 1) == 1){
//streakList.add(new Streak(chooseName.getText().toString(), prefs.getString("Category", ""),
//new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy").format(new Date()), 0));
AllStreaks.streakList.add(new Streak(chooseName.getText().toString(), prefs.getString("Category", ""),
new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy").format(new Date()), 0));
}
else {
//streakList.add(new Streak(chooseName.getText().toString(), prefs.getString("Category", ""),
//new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy").format(new Date()), Integer.parseInt(chooseDate.getText().toString())));
AllStreaks.streakList.add(new Streak(chooseName.getText().toString(), prefs.getString("Category", ""),
new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy").format(new Date()), Integer.parseInt(chooseDate.getText().toString())));
}

/*
Update streakList in Shared Preferences
*/

/*
Display an Alert Dialog indicating that a streak has been added
*/
AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(MainActivity.this);
builder.setMessage("Streak Added")
.setPositiveButton("OK", null)
.create()
.show();

pickDialog.dismiss();
}
});
}

/*
Highlights which category is currently chosen
*/
private void recolorCategory(){
Button[] categoryList = {healthButton, mentalButton, personalButton, professionalButton, socialButton};
int recolorIndex = prefs.getInt("AddCategory", 0);
categoryList[recolorIndex].setTextColor(Color.rgb(51,51,255));
for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++){
if (i != recolorIndex) categoryList[i].setTextColor(Color.rgb(153, 255, 102));
}
}

@Override
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.menu_main, menu);
return true;
}

@Override
public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
// Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
// automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
// as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
int id = item.getItemId();

//noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
if (id == R.id.action_settings) {
return true;
}

return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
}
}


AllStreaks.java
:

public class AllStreaks extends AppCompatActivity {
public static ArrayList<Streak> streakList = new ArrayList<>();

private SharedPreferences prefs;
private SharedPreferences.Editor editor;

private ArrayList<Streak> allStreakList;

private TableLayout mTableLayout;
private TableRow mTableRow;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_all_streaks);
Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
setSupportActionBar(toolbar);



/*
if (streakList == null){
Button streakButton = new Button(this);
streakButton.setText("Try again");
}
else{
for (int j = 0; j < streakList.size(); j++){
allStreakList.add(streakList.get(j));
}
}*/

prefs = getSharedPreferences("carter.streakly", MODE_PRIVATE);
editor = prefs.edit();

mTableLayout = (TableLayout) findViewById(R.id.all_streak_table);

int i = 0;
while (i < streakList.size()){
if (i % 2 == 0){
mTableRow = new TableRow(this);
mTableLayout.addView(mTableRow);
}
Button streakButton = new Button(this);
streakButton.setText(String.valueOf(streakList.get(i).getDaysKept()));
streakButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
Intent intent = new Intent(AllStreaks.this, EnlargedActivity.class);
startActivity(intent);
}
});
mTableRow.addView(streakButton);
i++;
}
}
}

RRR RRR
Answer

You need to use Parcelable or Serializable interface.

and the pass it with intent

Intent mIntent = new Intent(context, ResultActivity.class);
mIntent.putParcelableArrayListExtra("list", mArraylist);
startActivity(mIntent);

fetch it in ResultActivity

Bundle bundle = getIntent().getExtras();
mArraylist1 = bundle.getParcelableArrayList("list");

Check this thread for reference

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