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Android Android Activity Lifecycle The Activity Lifecycle Saving and Retrieving Instance State

Emily Conroyd
Emily Conroyd
6,512 Points

Alternative Solution storing variable as string instead of int

private String user = "10"; instead of int value

-> outState.putString(KEY_VALUE, user);

this was not accepted as a solution.

import android.content.Intent;
import android.view.View;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

  public static final String KEY_USERENTRY = "KEY_USERENTRY"; 
  public TextView mTextView;

  private int user = 10; 

  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    mTextView = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.textView);

    protected void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle outState) {



    protected void onRestoreInstanceState(Bundle savedInstanceState) {


1 Answer

Jeff Wilton
Jeff Wilton
16,633 Points

Since you want to store an int, you can do this:

outState.putInt(KEY_USERENTRY, user);