How to finish current activity in Android-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have an Android application. I am making a loading screen with a progress bar.

I entered a delay in the onCreate method. When the timer finishes, I want to finish the current activity and start a new one.

It just gives me an exception when it calls the finish() method.

public class LoadingScreen extends Activity{
    private LoadingScreen loadingScreen;
    Intent i = new Intent(this, HomeScreen.class);
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.loading);

        CountDownTimer timer = new CountDownTimer(10000, 1000) //10 second Timer
        {
            public void onTick(long l) 
            {

            }

            @Override
            public void onFinish() 
            {
                loadingScreen.finishActivity(0);
                startActivity(i);
            };
        }.start();
    }
}

How can I change the code so that it ends when the progress bar is done?

How to solve:

If you are doing a loading screen, just set the parameter to not keep it in activity stack. In your manifest.xml, where you define your activity do:

<activity android:name=".LoadingScreen" android:noHistory="true" ... />

And in your code there is no need to call .finish() anymore. Just do startActivity(i);

There is also no need to keep a instance of your current activity in a separate field. You can always access it like LoadingScreen.this.doSomething() instead of private LoadingScreen loadingScreen;

###

I tried using this example but it failed miserably. Every time I use to invoke finish()/ finishactivity() inside a handler, I end up with this menacing java.lang.IllegalAccess Exception. i’m not sure how did it work for the one who posed the question.

Instead the solution I found was that create a method in your activity such as

void kill_activity()
{ 
    finish();
}

Invoke this method from inside the run method of the handler. This worked like a charm for me. Hope this helps anyone struggling with “how to close an activity from a different thread?”.

###

You need to call finish() from the UI thread, not a background thread. The way to do this is to declare a Handler and ask the Handler to run a Runnable on the UI thread. For example:

public class LoadingScreen extends Activity{
    private LoadingScreen loadingScreen;
    Intent i = new Intent(this, HomeScreen.class);
    Handler handler;
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        handler = new Handler();
        setContentView(R.layout.loading);

        CountDownTimer timer = new CountDownTimer(10000, 1000) //10seceonds Timer
        {
             @Override
             public void onTick(long l) 
             {

             }

             @Override
             public void onFinish() 
             {
                 handler.post(new Runnable() {
                     public void run() {
                         loadingScreen.finishActivity(0);
                         startActivity(i);
                     }
                 });
             };
        }.start();
    }
}

###

Just call the finish() method:

context.finish();

###

When you want start a new activity and finish the current activity you can do this:

API 11 or greater

Intent intent = new Intent(OldActivity.this, NewActivity.class);
intent.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK | Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TASK);
startActivity(intent);

API 10 or lower

Intent intent = new Intent(OldActivity.this, NewActivity.class);
intent.setFlags(IntentCompat.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK | IntentCompat.FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TASK);
startActivity(intent);

I hope this can help somebody =)

###

You can also use: finishAffinity()

Finish this activity as well as all activities immediately below it in the current task that have the same affinity.

###

I found many answers but not one is simple…
I hope this will help you…

try{
    Intent intent = new Intent(CurrentActivity.this, NewActivity.class);
    startActivity(intent);
} finally {
    finish();
}

so,
Very simple logic is here, as we know that in java we write code that has some chances of exception in a try block and handle that exception in catch block but in finally block we write code that has to be executed in any cost (Either the exception comes or not).

###

What I was doing was starting a new activity and then closing the current activity. So, remember this simple rule:

finish()
startActivity<...>()

and not

startActivity<...>()
finish()

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *