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I am new to Android and relatively new to Java so please bear with me. I have an XML file stored in the res/xml that I am trying to write to. I know how to read it using XmlResourceParser, but I have not been able to find a way to write to that file locally. Could someone point me in the right direction please.
My HTC weather app is showing me information for Chicago, but I live 140 miles south of Chicago. If I tap the weather info icon, I can do a search and it finds my local weather, but the desktop doesn't update, it stays on Chicago. I searched the menu information but can't seem to find any information on updating the information on the desktop
I am writing application to read information from NFC tag after that edit the information and write again to NFC tag without touch second tag (only read and write in the first touch). The data after write into the tag that is displayed into mobile. The processing is such as (Read tag=>Get Information=>Edit information=>Write Tag again=>Read information to display)I found some solution in the internet such as android read back the tag infomation after write, without second touch of tag...But when I implement it.It did not work for writing.
I know I can save information in a static attribute in a widget, however, is there a way for a widget instance to save the state information similar to the Activity onSaveInstanceState(Bundle outState) method? I don't want to write to a database for this state information.
I just purchased a Samsung Intercept through Virgin Mobile and am hoping I can find a simple application to store my clients information using it.
I am a Hair Colorist and I have been using a Sony Clie in the past to keep my client info up-to-date, but it finally died. I am hoping my new phone can keep track for me now.
Here is what I need the app to do.
1) Clients Name (so I can easily search for client) 2) Phone Number (so I can call them) 3) Address (not mandatory, but would probably be good) 4) Client's Hair Color Formula (text area where I can write down their color formula) 5) Date of last appointment (and maybe their upcoming appointment)
Does anyone know if there is something out there like this already? It seems like it should be a basic app, but I am BRAND NEW at this, so I have no idea .
I have some reference data in a text file (~5MB) that I want to use with might android application.The file is of the format: 1|a|This is line 1a 1|b|This is line 1b 2|a|This is line 2a 2|b|This is line 2b 2|c|This is line 2c
What I want to know is the most efficient way (less memory, fast, size etc.) to use this file within my application.
a.) Should I save the file as a raw resource and open and read the whole file whenever I need a certain line. b.) Should I convert the file to XML and use XPath to query the file when ever I need to look up a value <!--sample XML --> <data> <line number="1"> <entry name="a">This is line 1 a</entry> </line> </data> c.) Should I just copy & paste the whole file as a static string array in the application and use that. [EDIT] I will also need to search this file and jump to arbitrary keywords e.g. "line 1a".
I'm trying to read some local files, and ive been reading a lot of stuff about it, but i still don't know where to store the files on my phone and how to get the right path. Some say, it should be stored on /data/data/your.package.here/files but where is that, i mean i can get there when using the emulator but i have no clue how to put files in this on a real device.
All of the android examples for XmlPullParser pull from a local resource file, and all of the SAX examples pull the XML from a URL. I've been told SAX is faster, so I'm trying to use that to pull data from a local resource file (res/xml/thefile.xml)
The example code I'm working off of is here. So in that example, the code I want to change is:
URL url = new URL("http://example.com/example.xml"); ... xr.parse(new InputSource(url.openStream()));
Instead of using URL, I want to use getXml(R.xml.thefile) Is that possible, or does SAX need to get data from a URL?
Using Local XML file as a database for a android app?
I am trying to build a app with flash using a xml file as database, to read the xml from a external file from the local directory isn't a problem, the problem is how to write data from flash to the xml file.
I was trying to read all Contacts field one by one and generated a v- card and store it into a database. When I have a huge number of contacts (say more than 150), while reading 155th contacts, I see my application is getting killed and cat log say it because of excessive JNI global refreences. Can anyone pls suggest what is causing the problem and how to solve it. Also, Im not seeing any errors if I have less than 150 contacts............
I need to store data to use in my android program. Here are the details about the data: There will be one table. Each "row" of data will have a unique INT identifier. Other then that field, there will be four other INT fields and a text field. The string field will probably be a 2 or 3 sentences long. Each of the 4 INT fields will correspond to the ID of other rows.
I don't want to store said file on the sdcard in this case. The file also cannot be storage directly in the apps local files directory. It needs to be in a subdirectory, so it cannot write the file using openFileOutput() and MODE_WORLD_READABLE.
The app may download files small files like pdfs and store them locally in a subdirectory. I would like to be able to have the user open these files if they have an app that can open them.
For example here is an intent for sending a pdf:
path being something like: /data/data/packagename/files/subdir/example.pdf
That intent will open a pdf viewer, but the viewer is unable to open the file. I assume this is a permissions issue. I tried Mark Murphy's suggestion here: http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread/thread/4e55d869213483a9/b7270078ac1a2744?lnk=raot of using Runtime.getRuntime().exec("chmod 755 " + fileName); but it didn't make any difference. He also suggested a Content Provider but I would like to avoid it if I can because it seems like a lot just to get this file over to another app.
If the content provider is the only option, do I have to save the file to the content provider or can I just use the content provider as a pass through to get it to the other app when I need to?
I thought it might be interesting to some developers. Here's a complete working example of ContentProvider for this purpose: http://blog.tourizo.com/2009/02/how-to-display-local-file-in-android. I also found a topic here: http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread/threa. Looks like the topic was closed and I couldn't reply there, so I created new one.
This should be very simple, but I can't find the answer anywhere. How do I load an html file (which I assume I keep in res/raw folder) into a webview? neither mWebView.loadUrl("file:///raw/about"); or mWebView.loadUrl("file:///raw/about.htmal"); works. What's the correct syntax or arrangement.
I am trying to get googlemaps to accept a local KML file. final Intent myIntent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("geo:0,0?q=file://" + Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/locate.kml")); startActivity(myIntent);
The file is on the SD card, and is a valid KML file. Google Maps loads up, but says it cannot find the file. final Intent myIntent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("geo:0,0?q=http://www.website.com/locate.kml")); startActivity(myIntent);
Works fine. geo: 0,0? q= seems to be very under documented, how to use it to refer to a local file?
I plan to have a 3gp video file that will come with the installation package, it will be placed in /files/ subdirectory, and I would like to ask the native Android media player to play it when I want that.
Here is what I have planned to do/code:
Intent intent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
Uri data = Uri.parse("BattlestarGalactica.3gp"); intent.setDataAndType(data,"video/3gpp"); startActivity(intent);
However, when I try to launch the lines above, I get the following error:
And the video can not be played.
What am I doing wrong that is not applicable to Android platform?
I am working on a project for a belgium Tv Guide. Now I download a database (.db) file from a server to the sdcard to work with. In this database are 2 tabels, tvchannels and tvprograms. Now I can do several updates to the tvchannels table and i want to make a backup of this table to a lokal database file. How can i do that? I want to do this because I have to download a new database file every daye from the server and the channels that are choses are saved in the tvchannels database. I want to backup this database table and when the new database file (tvgids.db) is downloaded I want to replace the tvchannels database (from downloaded database file) with the backup from tvchannels..
I would like to get the mime type of my local media file (3gpp , mp4, ...etc) if it is of video then i want to allocate a SurfaceView for it additionally otherwise i just use MediaPlayer to play it i have found opencore has provided some interface for that and used by mediascanner.cpp but it seems in android media framework it isnt so can i achieve this by using android media framework?