Android :: Calling Method From Service Immediately

Sep 3, 2010

I'm pretty sure that android services are going to be the end of me.I have almost no hair left after the last few days.At first I was having a heck of a time getting the service to bind on an onclick of a button, got that straightened out from help here yesterday. Now I actually want the service to bind in the onCreate() method of the activity. That part is no problem, works as intended.My service is actually a socket service to connect TCP sockets to a socket server that I wrote.If I put the call to the method from the bound service mBoundService.StartSocketServer() inside a button click, bingo, works great. But I need this to fire up immediately when the activity loads, so directly under my bindService() call within my onCreate() method of the activity.When I place the call to start the socket inside my onCreate() I get a force-close.

This method (StartSocketServer()) spawns a new thread then opens the socket on that thread to my remote machine.I'm guessing that the problem lies with the new thread generation before the activity fully loads not sure.LogCat is fairly cryptic here. It does say something about thread attach failed, then shows an uncaught handler exception that has "Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException" within it.Again, if I put this call to the method inside a button click, I"m in business, if it's in the onCreate() it fails. Is there some way inside an activity (presuming that my assumption is correct that it needs to fully load before spawning a new thread) to call the StartSocketServer() after it's loaded: ala body.onLoad() in html?

Android :: calling method from service immediately

Android :: Method Of Service Does Not Take Place Immediately From Inside Activity

Aug 6, 2010

I have an activity A which uses SharedPreferences to share data with a service S, which is called from within A.Now when I call the stopService() method from A, the onDestroy() method in S is not called immediately.I thought that all the activities and services under a single apk run in just one process. Why then does the jump to onDestroy() not take place immediately instead I can see the output from onDestroy() after the further code in the activity A is executed.

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Android :: How To Stop Service Method Of Calling Activity Class?

Jul 2, 2010

I am trying to call my service class's stopService() method from my activity. But I don't know how to access stopservice method from my activity class. I have the below code but its not working. This is HomeScreen class:
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
enablecheck = (CheckBox)findViewById(;
enablecheck.setOnCheckedChangeListener(new OnCheckedChangeListener(){
public void onCheckedChanged(CompoundButton buttonView, boolean isChecked) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
startService(new Intent(HomeScreen.this, AutoService.class));
} else {
stopService(new Intent(HomeScreen.this, AutoService.class));
} } });
This is Service Class:
public class AutoService extends Service {
private static final String TAG = "AutoService";
private Timer timer;
private TimerTask task;
public IBinder onBind(Intent intent) {
return null;
} @Override
public void onCreate() {
Toast.makeText(this, "Auto Service Created", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
Log.d(TAG, "onCreate");
int delay = 5000; // delay for 5 sec.
int period = 5000; // repeat every sec.
timer = new Timer();
timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(task = new TimerTask(){
public void run() {
} }, delay, period);
public boolean stopService(Intent name) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
return super.stopService(name);
} }

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Android :: Android: Why Doesn't Activity Appear Immediately After Calling StartActivityForResult

Sep 25, 2009

The application I'm currently working on consists of several dialogs and there is an issue with one dialog I still haven't found the cause.

Running the debugger the execution reaches the following two lines:


And then the onCreate() method in DlgLogin class executes as well

But the login dialog doesn't appear. If I leave the device idle for such long period of time that the screen turns off and then press any button on the device to turn it on the login dialog appears.

The dialog of course should appear immediately but so far haven't found the cause of the problem.

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Android :: Calling A Non-static Java Method From C

Dec 22, 2009

In my Android app, I need to call a non static java method from C/C++. But i get a blunt crash when i do it using GetMethodID/CallVoidMethod()1 methods.

I have done like this:

1. Register the method using GetMethodID() as follows (mine is a cpp file): jmethodID xyz = (env)->GetMethodID( cls, "showxyz", "()V");

2. And I call this method as follows: env->CallVoidMethod(cls, xyz);

3. In java, my showxyz() is defined this way(this basically enables a button which was disabled) void showxyz() {findViewById(;}

And this crashes.

But I have been using this method of calling Java funcs from C using a set of GetStaticMethodID/CallStaticVoidMethod()(for nonstatic methods) and that works always.

But in this case, I have to call a non-static method and i get a crash.

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Android :: Error When Calling Method SetRequestedOrientation() / Fix It?

Aug 18, 2010


When the method is called setRequestedOrientation() - error. Create layout-land and placed there a copy of the main.xml file.

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Android :: Calling An InputMethod Method When A BroadcastReceiver Gets Called

Feb 19, 2010

I added a BroadCastReceiver to my application.I want to call my inputMethod's method but I can't find a way to access it's instance.but I couldn't find a way to get the the InputMethod instance from the InputMethodManager.Is doing a singleton the only way to access it?

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Android :: Calling Superclass Method In Subclass Constructor

Apr 30, 2010

I get a NullPointerException calling a Superclass Method in Subclass Inner Class Constructor... What's the Deal?

In my application's main class (subclass of Application), I have a public inner class that simply contains 3 public string objects. In the parent class I declare an object of that inner class.


After I instantiate the object in the constructor, I get a runtime error when I try to assign a value in the inner class with a superclass method.

Can you not call superclass methods in the subclass constructor?

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Android :: Calling Web Service

Sep 6, 2010

I am currently working on an application in android where I need to call the Web Service. I am working in Android and I don't have an idea about how to call a web Service in Android.So, can anybody please help me out in how to call a Web Service in Android Programming.

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Android :: Consuming / Calling ASP.NET Web Service

Dec 17, 2009

I am trying to develop an application which calls the web service from android. I tried a lot but i got an exception while calling the SOAP_ACTION. I have tried with the localhost, local IP Address and also i have taken URL from the internet but it throws an exception.

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Android :: Calling Activity From Service

Nov 19, 2010

i am writing an app in which i need a background service to call an activity and show some result.

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Android :: Get Calling Context In Service

Aug 30, 2010

So I'm working on a service that will handle requests to send data to a socket.I've done socket programming in a service before, but only within the same application. I'd like this to just sit and do nothing until any application wants to give it data to send. That's all well and good.I have register an intent filter and the usual stuff and can process the data. But I want to process the data coming from different activities in different threads (subsequent calls from the same application will be computed on the same thread).Is there a way to get the calling package or app or whatever? I'd prefer not to require passing in an identifier as an extra to prevent spoofing. (It's not a serious security concern, it's just each application needs its data processed in the order that it's received.)

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Android :: Exceptions With Calling Web Service Using IP

Nov 24, 2010

when I call web service from my machine using 'localhost' or , I got exception. But if I give the public IP, it works fine. Why it is happening?And also, If I use my public IP, I can't access web service. But If I put the same code in another machine, and call that web service using the IP address of that machine, It works fine.

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Android :: Permission Denied When Calling Web Service

Jun 7, 2010

I'm trying to use .net SOAP web service with ksoap2 lib. Example from shows how to do it correct. Below the code from that example. everything shoud work ok, but when I try to do a call inself ( I get "Permission denied (maybe missing INTERNET permission)" exception. Moreover, I don't see in the Application info window among permissions the internet permission alert. Tried this on emulator and Google phone. Will be very appreciated if somebody could help with it. Thanks.

public void CelsiusToFahrenheit()
String SOAP_ACTION = "";
String METHOD_NAME = "CelsiusToFahrenheit";
String NAMESPACE = "";
String URL = "";..............

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Android :: No Value Being Returned With Ksoap Calling Web Service

Jun 3, 2010

I have a .Net Web Service which returns a single integer value. When i call upon it from my application, no value is returned. Nothing at all really happens. I set up breakpoints and watched it's progress and it seems the problem is coming from when i get to this, envelope);
I have a hunch that my URL string is the problem. I've tried replacing the "localhost" in my URL string with my local and network ip with no luck. Whenever i replace the localhost with the ip in my browser i get Server Cannot Access or Unable to Connect pages. Does anyone know a solution to this problem?

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Android :: Service Dies Without Calling OnDestroy

Dec 15, 2009

A service is setup by an activity with startService(service_intent). This service is meant to run 24 hours a day. After some amount of time, 5 or 6 hours sometimes but its not predictable, the service is killed.In the database log, the destroyed message does not show up and the notification #1 is not cancelled. Android makes no attempt to restart the service. The database log will show the startup of the replacement service if I trigger it by visiting the activity. What can I do to keep this service running or at least get it restarted by android automatically?

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Android :: Calling Background Service From BroadcastReceiver

May 24, 2010

I am trying to call a push notification background service from BroadcastReceiver class, but my application crashes.When I call this service through an Activity it's working, but my goal is to call this service from a BroadcastReceiver.

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Android :: Eclipse Plugin Calling A WCF Web Service In BasicHttpBinding

Nov 11, 2010

I'm trying to port an app over I wrote for the new Windows 7 Phone to the Android OS. I have Eclipse and the Android SDK. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how I might call my WCF web service from my Java app? The WCF service is very basic and uses Soap 1.1 (basic http binding)

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Android :: Calling StopSelf In Service While Thread Is Running

Sep 14, 2010

Suppose I have code in the onStart() handler of my Service to launch a thread to do some stuff and then call stopSelf().stopSelf() gets called before the thread finishes.What exactly happens?I've tested this out myself and my thread continues to execute until it is finished.Does Android hear the stopSelf() call, but postpone it until the thread is finished?

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Android :: How To Serialize Double Value When Calling Soap Service?

Nov 19, 2010

I am having one web service and I have call that from the Android application by passing double value along with other values like String, int and float. When i call the web service I am getting Runtime exception saying cannot serialize the double value. Please some one help me to do call the web service if you know the solution.

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Android :: Can Service Report Back To Calling Activity With Status

Jun 29, 2010

Is there a way that a Service can report back to the calling activity when the Service has reached a particular stage of processing? Consider a music player activity that initiates the actual music playing in the background as an Android Service. I want to detect and inform the Activity when the Service has reached the Mediaplayer's onPrepared. Is there a way that the Service can tell the calling Activity when the MediaPlayer's onPrepared is called, to let the Activity know that the audio is prepared and ready to play?I am basically looking to see if there is work around, rather than having a thread in the activity, pinging constantly to check if the Service has reached onPrepared.

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Android : Using Method From A Service In An Activity?

Feb 16, 2010

I have the folowing method in a Service in my appplication: Code... Do I have to do an AIDL or is there a simpler way?

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Android :: Why Service Connection Method Never Executed?

Sep 28, 2010

This is the class that calls my Service:

public class TicketList extends ListActivity {
private ArrayList<Tickets> alTickets = new ArrayList<Tickets>();
private boolean listCreated = false;
private static Drawable background = null;
private Resources res;
private Tickets ticket = null;
private TicketConnector localService;


Here is the output of LogCat at verbose mode while activating the TicketList Activity:

09-28 23:22:11.420: INFO/ActivityManager(795): Starting activity: Intent { cmp=org.mw88.cmdb/.gui.TicketListActivity }
09-28 23:22:12.340: WARN/ActivityManager(795): Binding with unknown activity: android.os.BinderProxy@4410bf30
09-28 23:22:16.090: INFO/ActivityManager(795): Displayed activity org.mw88.cmdb/.gui.TicketListActivity: 4606 ms (total 4606 ms)

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General :: ICS Find Which App Is Calling Service / Process

Jun 9, 2012

I am trying to reduce the battery consumption on my Note. I have several apps which use the GPS but the gpsd process is being called quite a lot, even when I am not using any GPS app.

Simple question - now that I have established which service is being called (using better battery stats) is there a way to determine which app(s) are using it? GT-N7000

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Android :: Different UI Behavoir Between Activity And Input Method Service

May 20, 2009

I came to this issue : I created a layout with only 1 ImageButton and it works as expected when loaded from Activity (using setContentView) : The button is changing background on touch down event (orange) But not changing when the same layout is loaded by the InputMethodService (but it react to onClickEvent if used ) Here is a minimal project and video if you need to reproduce :

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Android :: Way To Send KeyEvents Through An Input Method Service To A Dialog?

Apr 12, 2010

I'm trying to implement an input method service that receives intents sent by a remote client, and in response to those sends an appropriate KeyEvent. Is there any way to send keys and control the device like using the hardware keys from an input method?

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Android :: How Local Service Can Invoke A Sync Method On It's Main Activity?

May 2, 2010

I've configured local service under some app i wanna know how could i invoke methods on the activity, through the service in a synchronous way for example the service invoke a method inthe activity and waiting for for result(synchronous) from it.

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Android :: Custom Toast - Service Class Does Not Inherit The > FindViewById() Method

May 19, 2010

The problem seems to be that the Service class does not inherit the > findViewById() method.

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Android :: Web Service Recieves Null Parameters From Application Using Ksoap Method

Jun 15, 2010

I've seen topics discussing this but no one has seemed to post a solution. At the moment, I'm testing passing parameters to my .Net web service. When the parameters reach the web service it adds it with an additional string then returns it too my application; but all I'm returning is the string message, not the parameter I passed. Is there something wrong with my web service or my soap method?



Here is my simple .Net web service:


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Android :: Inside Service Class / Executing Method For Toast From Scheduled TimerTask

Apr 30, 2010

I am trying to execute a {public void} method in Service, from scheduled TimerTask which is periodically executing.This TimerTask periodically checks a condition. If it's true, it calls method via {className}.{methodName};However, as Java requires, the method needs to be {pubic static} method, if I want to use {className} with {.dot}.The problem is this method is for notification using Toast(Android pop-up notification) and Status Bar.But for this to work, the method must not have {static} modifier and resides in Service class.So, basically, I want background Service to evaluate condition from scheduled TimerTask, and execute a method in Service class.Can anyone help me what's the right way to use Service, invoking a method when certain condition is satisfied while looping evaluation?

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