Android Build an Interactive Story App Intents and Multiple Activities Getting Resources from the Context

Soumitra Mehrotra
Soumitra Mehrotra
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Are resources.getString() and getString same??

How come in mainActivity we had to define "Resources" intance to use getString(int id) method i.e,
Resources resources = getResources(); String key = resources.getString(R.string.key_name);

While in StoryActivity we just used getString(int id) i.e, String name = intent.getStringExtra(getString(R.string.key_name))

Even the Quiz following this video uses getString() without making any instance?? How come?? Any help would be appreciated

1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
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Activities have their own getString() method that is essentially the same thing. Using Resources.getString() is useful if you are in a class that doesn't otherwise have access to it.