Android :: Correctly Manage Activity Stack In This Instance?

May 28, 2009

I'm working to finish a small application, but I'm having problems seeing what combination of activity attributes and intent flags I need to achieve my intended application design. Trying my best not to describe the app in minute detail, here's the basic operation (I've supplied screenshots in the hope it makes sense easily): Users have a garden which contains flowers (GardenActivity).

http://www.tomgibara.com/images/daisy/garden/hut_screen.jpg

They can tap on a garden to see details of flowers (FlowerActivity)

http://www.tomgibara.com/images/daisy/garden/flower_screen.jpg

When flowers are fully grown a notification provided, tapping on the notification displays the garden containing the flower.

http://www.tomgibara.com/images/daisy/garden/notify_screen.jpg

Users can also use the GardenActivity as a picker to choose flowers to "exhibit" (ConfigureActivity)

http://www.tomgibara.com/images/daisy/garden/planting_screen.jpg

I want the app to operate so that if the user already has a GardenActivity somewhere in the stack (whether it's at the top, or underneath a FlowerActivity) the notification will alert the user by bringing that activity to the front (clearing any FlowerActivity that may be above it). I've tried using the FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK | FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TOP combination (without changing any activity launch modes) on the notification's pending intent, but it still launches a new GardenActivity, even if one is already available.

I've also tried using android:launchMode="singleTask" on GardenActivity. The notifications then seem to work correctly, but it prevents GardenActivity from returning any result back to ConfigureActivity.

Android :: Correctly manage activity stack in this instance?


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Jul 9, 2010

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May 9, 2010

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However the notification created by my service *always* creates a new instance of the activity, whether the activity is currently running or not. How do I get the desirable behavior?

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The code of the notification method

CODE:.....

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But it is still the same...The main problem is double/triple initialization of the application, i know that there are other means to preserve the values in resumed applications. Also it is needed that the applications stays running in background as the main functionality is the streaming of internet radio.

What is missing in the code ? What kind of information from my side is missing for to troubleshoot the issue ?

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Before asking my doubt, let me clarify my understanding of allowTaskReparenting...

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Not sure if i was clear enough. If i were to rephrase my words...

If my activity has allowTaskReparenting set to true and an instance of my activity is already present in task1. If task2 with the same task affinity as my activity tries to start my activity, the EXISTING activity gets re-parented from task1 to task2.

My quesions:

(1) Is my understanding correct ?

(2) If I am correct then a single instance of my activity gets shifted from task1 to task2. So 2 activity objects of my activity are NOT created.

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Apr 23, 2010

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Nov 3, 2009

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Sep 1, 2010

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