Android Share Via Dialog-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’ve seen the “share via” dialogs that are in apps like TFLN (texts from last night).
Looks like this: share dialog http://garr.me/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sharevia.jpg

I am looking to share text. Can someone point me in the right direction? Is this done with intents?

How to solve:

This is indeed done with Intents.

For sharing an image, like in the example picture, it would be something like this:

Intent share = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
share.setType("image/jpeg");

share.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM,
  Uri.parse("file:///sdcard/DCIM/Camera/myPic.jpg"));

startActivity(Intent.createChooser(share, "Share Image"));

For text you would use something like:

Intent share = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
share.setType("text/plain");
share.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "I'm being sent!!");
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(share, "Share Text"));

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I was having issues with the accepted answer. What worked for me was creating a file from the path, then parsing the URI of the file, like:

Uri.fromFile(new File(filePath));

instead of

Uri.parse(filePath)

Just in case anyone is having the same issue.

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Yes. You need to provide an Activity with an intent filter that can handle objects of the MIME Type image/jpeg (say, if you wanted to support sharing JPEG images), and and action of presumably ACTION_SEND.

Many of the built-in Android apps are open-source, you can check the manifest file of the Messaging app to see what intent filters it is using.

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Refer : Receiving simple data from other apps

Update your manifest

<activity android:name=".ui.MyActivity" >
//To receive single image
<intent-filter>
    <action android:name="android.intent.action.SEND" />
    <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
    <data android:mimeType="image/*" />
</intent-filter>
//To receive multiple images
<intent-filter>
    <action android:name="android.intent.action.SEND_MULTIPLE" />
    <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
    <data android:mimeType="image/*" />
</intent-filter>

Handle the incoming content

public class MyActivity extends AppCompactActivity {

    void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // Get intent, action and MIME type
        Intent intent = getIntent();
        String action = intent.getAction();
        String type = intent.getType();

        if (Intent.ACTION_SEND.equals(action) && type != null) {
            if (type.startsWith("image/")) {
                handleSendImage(intent); // Handle single image being sent
            }
        } else if (Intent.ACTION_SEND_MULTIPLE.equals(action) && type != null) {
            if (type.startsWith("image/")) {
                handleSendMultipleImages(intent); // Handle multiple images being sent
            }
        }
    }

    void handleSendImage(Intent intent) {
        Uri imageUri = (Uri) intent.getParcelableExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM);
        if (imageUri != null) {
            // Update UI to reflect image being shared
        }
    }

    void handleSendMultipleImages(Intent intent) {
        ArrayList<Uri> imageUris = intent.getParcelableArrayListExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM);
        if (imageUris != null) {
            // Update UI to reflect multiple images being shared
        }
    }
}

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