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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Capturing Photos and Videos Setting Where Photos are Saved

cannot resolve symbol 'mediaType'

can someone assit me, when i try to set an if statement " if(mediaType == MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE )" i get the error that says "cannot resolve mediaType"

also noticed that in the Uri getOutputMediaFileUri method, the parameter "mediaType" is grayed out

here is my code

public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) { switch (which){ case 0: //Take picture Intent takePhotoIntent = new Intent(MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE); String appName = MainActivity.this.getString(R.string.app_name); mMediaUri = getOutputMediaFileUri(MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE); if(mMediaUri==null){ Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, R.string.error_external_storage, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show(); } takePhotoIntent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, mMediaUri); startActivityForResult(takePhotoIntent, TAKE_PHOTO_REQUEST);

                //1. get the external storage directory

                File mediaStorageDir = new File(
                        Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory(Environment.DIRECTORY_PICTURES), String.valueOf(R.string.appName));
                //2. create our subdirectory
                if(! mediaStorageDir.exists()){
                    if(! mediaStorageDir.mkdirs()){
                        Log.e(TAG, "Failed to create Directory.");
                        return;

                    }

                }
                //3.create a file name
                File mediaFile;
                Date now = new Date();
                String timeStamp = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMdd _HHmmss", Locale.US).format(now);
                String path = mediaStorageDir.getPath()+ File.separator;
                if(mediaType == MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE ){
                    mediaFile= new File(path +"IMG_" + timeStamp + ".jpg");
                }
                else if (mediaType == MEDIA_TYPE_VIDEO){
                    mediaFile = new File(path + "VID_" + timeStamp + ".mp4");
                }
                else {
                    return;
                }
                Log.d(TAG, "File" + Uri.fromFile(mediaFile));

              //5.return file URL
                return; Uri.fromFile(mediaFile);
            case 1: //Take Video
                break;
            case 2://chose picture
                break;
            case 3:
                //chose video
                break;
        }
    }
    private Uri getOutputMediaFileUri(int mediaType) {
        if(isExternalStorageAvailable()){
          //get Uri
            return null;
        }
        else {
          return null;
        }


    }
    private boolean isExternalStorageAvailable(){
        String state = Environment.getExternalStorageState();
        if (state.equals(Environment.MEDIA_MOUNTED)){
            return  true;
        }
        else {
            return  false;
        }
    }
};

4 Answers

The code you gave looks incomplete, Do you have :

private Uri getOutputMediaFileUri(int mediaType) {

at the start of the method? If the compiler says it cannot resolve it normally means the variable has not been declared

yes i do, its right there , above the isExternalStorageAvailable method

like this:

private Uri getOutputMediaFileUri(int mediaType) { if(isExternalStorageAvailable()){ //get Uri return null; } else { return null; }

Looks like you have placed the code for the getOutputMediaFileUri(int mediaType) method in the wrong place. you have placed it in the OnClick method of the OnClickListener or just after it. Watch the video again and watch where he places the code. Just paste and cut into the if(isExternalStorageAvailable()) statement replacing the //get Uri return null;.

if you need any more help just let me know.

Vrezh Gulyan
Vrezh Gulyan
11,161 Points

Steps 1 through 5 that we are doing in this video belong in the getOutputMedialFileUri method that just bellow the Dialog Interface on click listener. You just have the code in the wrong place.

private Uri getOutputMediaFileUri(int mediaType) {
        if(isExternalStorageAvailable()){
          //get Uri

          //1. get external storage
         //2. create sub-directory
         //3. create a file name
         //4. create file
         //5. return the files uri

            return null;
        }
        else {
          return null;
        }

Just copy all the code you have for steps 1 through 5 into where I showed you in the above could in the if (isExternalStorageAvailable()) code block. Your error will go away because in this method mediaType is passed in as a parameter.