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JAMES Williams
JAMES Williams

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Posted on    December-14-2015 12:47 AM

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Inside an OnClickListener I cannot access most variables "outside" of the scope, like this:
findViewById(R.id.Button01).setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener()
            public void onClick(View v)
                Intent mainApps = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MAIN);
                List<ActivityInfo> activities = this.getPackageManager().queryIntentActivities(mainApps, 0);
                Intent intent = new Intent("com.sygic.drive/com.sygic/drive/.SygicDriveActivity");

in this example I need to get the PacketManager, and I cannot get it since I do not have the Context available inside the OnClickListener.

I could make a static reference outside, and use it inside, but is that correct? Seems odd to have to do that all the time?

Mayank Tripathi
Mayank Tripathi

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Posted on    December-14-2015 1:12 AM

Replace this in your code with MyActivity.this where MyActivity is the class name of your Activity subclass.

Explanation: You are creating an anonymous inner class when you use this part of your code: 
new OnClickListener() {
Anonymous inner classes have a reference to the instance of the class they are created in. It looks like you are creating it inside an Activity subclass because findViewById is an Activity method. Activity's are a Context, so all you need to do is use the reference to it that you have automatically.

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