S. M. AMRAN S. M. AMRAN - 1 year ago 163
Android Question

Toast not showing

I want to show Toast on actionItem() function inside. But it doesn't now showing Toast.

If I call

Context context = getApplicationContext();

Before actionItem() then the app crashes.

import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.widget.Toast;

public class ShowWebViewActivity extends ActionBarActivity {

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {


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

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;
// }

switch (item.getItemId()) {
case R.id.action_settings:
return true;
return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);

// Context context = getApplicationContext() makes app to crash why??
public void actionItem(){
// Toast function should call here. But not working
Context context = getApplicationContext();
Toast.makeText(context, "Action Setting Selected", Toast.LENGTH_LONG);


Answer Source

It should be,

Toast.makeText(context, "Action Setting Selected", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
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