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Wai Leung Chan
Wai Leung Chan
17,417 Points

Compilation Error in Code Challenge task 2/2

I copy and paste the codes in eclipse and there is an error of "The method parse(String) in the type Uri is not applicable for the arguments (String[])". How can I fix this error?

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ListView;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;

public class CustomListActivity extends ListActivity {

    protected String[] mUrls = { "http://www.teamtreehouse.com", "http://developer.android.com", "http://www.github.com" };

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_custom_list);

        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this, android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, mUrls);
        setListAdapter(adapter);
    }

    @Override
    protected void onListItemClick(ListView l, View v, int position, long id) {
        // Add code here!
      super.onListItemClick(l, v, position, id);
      Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
            intent.setData(Uri.parse(mUrls));
            startActivity(intent);
    }
}

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

You are trying to use an array of Strings by passing in mUrls in this line:

intent.setData(Uri.parse(mUrls));

Only one String will work, though. You want to get the URL that was tapped on, which in this case can be retrieved from the array using the position parameter: mUrls[position]