asd2005 asd2005 - 17 days ago 5
Android Question

Android how to wait for code to finish before continuing

I have a method called

hostPhoto()
; it basically uploads an image to a site and retrieves a link.
I then have an other method to post the link to a website.

Now the way Im' using this method is like this:

String link = hostPhoto(); //returns a link in string format

post(text+" "+link); // posts the text + a link.


My problem is... that the
hostPhoto()
takes a few seconds to upload and retrieve the link,
my program seems to not wait and continue posting, therefore im left with the link as null,

Is there anyway i could make it get the link first... and then post?
like some sort of onComplete? or something like that..
i thought my method above would work but by doing Log.i's it seems the link is returned to the string after a second or so.

UPDATE: This is the updates progress on my problem, im using a AsyncTask as informed, but the Log.i's error out showing the urlLink as a null... this means that the link requested from hostphoto never came back intime for the Logs..

UPDATE 2: FINALLY WORKS! The problem was the Thread within the hostPhoto(), could someone provide me an explination why that thread would have caused this?
Thanks to all who replied.

private class myAsyncTask extends AsyncTask<Void, Void, Void> {
String urlLink;
String text;
public myAsyncTask(String txt){

text=txt;
}

@Override
protected Void doInBackground(Void... params) {
urlLink=hostPhoto();
//Log.i("Linked", urlLink);
return null;
}

@Override
protected void onPostExecute(Void result) {

try {
Log.i("Adding to status", urlLink);
mLin.updateStatus(text+" "+urlLink);
Log.i("Status:", urlLink);
} catch (Exception e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}


hostPhoto() does this:

String link; new Thread(){

@Override
public void run(){
HostPhoto photo = new HostPhoto(); //create the host class


link= photo.post(filepath); // upload the photo and return the link
Log.i("link:",link);
}
}.start();

Answer

You can use AsyncTask here,

AsyncTask

By Using that you can execute the code of

hostPhoto()

in doInBackground() and then execute the code of

post(text+" "+link);

in the onPostExecute() Method, that will the best solution for you.

You can write the code in this pattern

private class MyAsyncTask extends AsyncTask<Void, Void, Void>
{
    @Override
    protected Void doInBackground(Void... params) {
        hostPhoto();
        return null;
    }
   @Override
   protected void onPostExecute(Void result) {
        post(text+" "+link);
    }
 }

and the can execute it using

 new MyAsyncTask().execute();