Skip to main content

What is the difference between Services, Thread and an AsyncTask in Android?

Thread Example n ANDROID -- Timer Thread Example
Non Runnable States in Multithreading - Different states while thread is in runnable states
What is a thread in java ?
How to write interfaces in java or Android?
More on Android ?

Service is like an Activity but has no interface. Probably if you want to fetch the weather for example you won’t create a blank activity for it, for this you will use a Service.

A Thread is a Thread, probably you already know it from other part. You need to know that you cannot update UI from a Thread. You need to use a Handler for this, but read further.

An AsyncTask is an intelligent Thread that is advised to be used. Intelligent as it can help with it’s methods, and there are two methods that run on UI thread, which is good to update UI components.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Passing Images between Activities in Android

in First Activity:
Intent intent=new Intent(FirstClass.this, SecondClass.class); Bundle bundle=new Bundle(); bundle.putInt("image",R.drawable.ic_launcher); intent.putExtras(bundle); startActivity(intent); in Second Acticity:
Bundle bundle=this.getIntent().getExtras(); int pic=bundle.getInt("image"); v.setImageResource(pic);another method:
in First Activity:
Drawable drawable=imgv.getDrawable(); Bitmap bitmap= ((BitmapDrawable)drawable).getBitmap(); ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream(); bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 100, baos); byte[] b = baos.toByteArray(); Intent intent=new Intent(Passimage.this,myclass.class); intent.putExtra("picture", b); startActivity(intent); in Second Acticity:
Bundle extras = getIntent().getExtras(); byte[] b = extras.getByteArray("picture"); Bitmap bmp = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(b, 0, b.length); Image…

Get a single record from SQLite in ANDROID

For COMPLETE TUTORIALS see here :
in DATABASE HELPER class: String[] coloumns = new String[] { KEY_ROWID, KEY_NAME, KEY_NICKNAME }; // calling elements in an array Cursor c = db.query(DATABASE_TABLE, coloumns, KEY_ROWID + "=" + l,null, null, null, null); if (c != null) { c.moveToFirst(); String name = c.getString(1); // since name is in position 1 ie second coloumn return name; } return null; in sqlite.java : String s =editinfo.getText().toString(); long l=Long.parseLong(s); DBAdapter adapter=new DBAdapter(SQliteExample.this); adapter.open(); String returnedname=adapter.returnName(l); String returnednickname=adapter.returnickname(l); adapter.close(); editName.setText(returnedname); editNickName.setText(returnednickname);

How To Finish All Previous Activities in ANDROID ?

Some times we may need to close previous all activities before calling an intent, so that the previous activity do not loads on clicking the Android back button.Here is a simple sniffet for it.. Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(), MainClass.class); intent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TOP); startActivity(intent);