java – Android Multitouch – Second Finger ACTION.MOVE Ignored-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

The following code is what I’ve been trying to use for multitouch. Finger one is set correctly and moves around when I drag my finger. Finger two shows up and disappears when I touch and release my finger, but it never moves around. Any idea what’s wrong?

I have read developers blog I still do not understand what the issues are.

    @Override
    public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event) {
        int action = event.getAction() & MotionEvent.ACTION_MASK;
        int pointerIndex = (event.getAction() & MotionEvent.ACTION_POINTER_ID_MASK) >> MotionEvent.ACTION_POINTER_ID_SHIFT;
        int pointerId = event.getPointerId(pointerIndex);
        switch (action) {
        case MotionEvent.ACTION_DOWN:
        case MotionEvent.ACTION_POINTER_DOWN:
            if (pointerId == 0)
            {
                fingerOneDown = 1;
                fingerOneX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerOneY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
            if (pointerId == 1)
            {
                fingerTwoDown = 1;
                fingerTwoX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerTwoY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
            break;

        case MotionEvent.ACTION_UP:          
        case MotionEvent.ACTION_POINTER_UP:
        case MotionEvent.ACTION_CANCEL:
            if (pointerId == 0)
            {
                fingerOneDown = 0;
                fingerOneX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerOneY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
            if (pointerId == 1)
            {
                fingerTwoDown = 0;
                fingerTwoX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerTwoY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
            break;

        case MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE:
            if (pointerId == 0)
            {
                fingerOneDown = 1;
                fingerOneX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerOneY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
            if (pointerId == 1)
            {
                fingerTwoDown = 1;
                fingerTwoX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerTwoY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }

            break;
        }
        return true;
    }
How to solve:

Nevermind this. I fixed it. The ACTION.MOVE event always gets zero as the pointerId for some strange reason. Because of this, you always have to recalculate the pointerId within the event as seen below:

       case MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE:

        int pointerCount = event.getPointerCount();
        for(int i = 0; i < pointerCount; ++i)
        {
            pointerIndex = i;
            pointerId = event.getPointerId(pointerIndex);
            Log.d("pointer id - move",Integer.toString(pointerId));
            if(pointerId == 0)
            {
                fingerOneDown = 1;
                fingerOneX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerOneY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
            if(pointerId == 1)
            {
                fingerTwoDown = 1;
                fingerTwoX = event.getX(pointerIndex);
                fingerTwoY = event.getY(pointerIndex);
            }
        }
        break;

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