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Android Android Lists and Adapters (2015) Using Parcelable Data Parceling Data

Didn't get this Parcelable! :(


That starting to be really really confusing i didn't get this Parcelable thing and what it doing please help me understand this!

David Tran
David Tran
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I think it may be better explained in future classes? I'm new to this too.

But from what I understand: in Android, we can't pass objects to activities because of the way "activities are created and destroyed". The solution is to serialize the data. Android provides a "Parcelable" interface to do this. The way I think of it, serializing data is translating data from one state to another state so something else can read and use this data on the other side.

Hello David thank you very much for the answer i think it now clear to me :)

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