Hamza Dabjan Hamza Dabjan - 27 days ago 34
Android Question

using enableAutoManage() in fragment

Is there another way to connect Google API client?

I use auto complete places and I have to use this code some where in MYFRAGMENT

mGoogleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(MainActivity.this)
.addApi(Places.GEO_DATA_API)
.enableAutoManage(this, GOOGLE_API_CLIENT_ID, this)
.addConnectionCallbacks(this).build();


My problem with

enableAutoManage(this, GOOGLE_API_CLIENT_ID, this)
.addConnectionCallbacks(this).build();


I can't deal with it because when I replace
this
with
getActivity()
I have many problem with casting

thanks for help and sorry if this question is silly.

Answer

If you want to use enableAutoManage then you must make your activity extend FragmentActivity. The callbacks it makes are required for the automatic management of the GoogleApiClient to work. So the easiest solution is to add extends FragmentActivity to your activity. Then your cast would not fail and cause the app to crash at runtime.

The alternate solution is to manage the api client yourself. You would remove the enableAutoManage line from the builder, and make sure you connect/disconnect from the client yourself. The most common place to do this is onStart()/onStop(). Something like...

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    mGoogleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(MainActivity.this)
            .addApi(Places.GEO_DATA_API)
            .addConnectionCallbacks(this).build();
}

@Override
protected void onStart() {
    super.onStart();
    mGoogleApiClient.connect();
}

@Override
protected void onStop() {
    super.onStop();
    mGoogleApiClient.disconnect();
}
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