android – how to use variable in onSaveInstanceState-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I just started learning programming at the android and I have a problem with using variable at onSaveInstanceState. This is my code:

int resultCode;

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    if (savedInstanceState != null) {

        int resultCode = savedInstanceState.getInt("resultCode");

    Button btnOpenWithResult = (Button) findViewById(;
    btnOpenWithResult.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

        public void onClick(View arg0) {
            Intent myIntent = new Intent(flashlight.this, ThirdActivity.class);
            startActivityForResult(myIntent, 1);

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

    switch (resultCode) {
    case 1:   
         /** option 1  */            
    case 2:
         /** option 2 */

public void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    savedInstanceState.putInt("resultCode", resultCode);

I want to save the variable resultCode using onSaveInstanceState and after the resumption of activity once again to use it …

(sorry for my level of English)

How to solve:

Cyren… 1) I see no reason to call super.onRestoreInstanceState in onCreate. It WOULD make sense to make that call in the method

public void onRestoreInstanceState(Bundle saved) {

2) The declaration:

   int resultCode = savedInstanceState.getInt("resultCode");

is “hiding” the variable:

int resultCode;

declared earlier. So there are two version of the variable resultCode with different scopes. Perhaps you mean to code:

int resultCode;

stuff here

    resultCode = savedInstanceState.getInt("resultCode");

Hope that helps,

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