Android :: Preferences - How To Load The Default Values When User Hasnt Used Preferences-screen

Apr 22, 2010

I am using a PreferenceActivity to let the user set some values. I am feeding it the xml file with the defined preferences.

I have set all the android:defaultValue="" for them.

When I start my application, I need the preferences, or if they are not set yet manually, I want the default values:


However, when android:defaultValue="true" I still get false. So, it looks like the defaultValues set in the XML are not used anywhere but when initializing the preferences-screen.

I don't want to hardcode the default values in the getBoolean() method. So, is there a way get the default-values with only defining these in 1 place?

Android :: Preferences - How to load the default values when user hasnt used preferences-screen

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Mar 19, 2010

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Android :: Why Preferences Page Not Show Current Values?

Sep 16, 2010

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The XML looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <PreferenceScreen xmlns:android="">
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Nov 8, 2010

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Jul 28, 2010

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