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Difference between getResources().getString() and getString()
i found out that there are 2 ways to get a string from strings resource:
Resources resources = getResources();
String key = resources.getString(R.string.key_name);
the 2nd way:
String key = getString(R.string.key_name);
i wonder what is the difference between the two ways above, i find the 2nd way is much easier so i wonder if it's a good practice to use the first way or something..
thanks in advance.
Ben JakubenTreehouse Teacher
I almost always use the shortcuts (
getString(R.string.some_name)). Using the Resources class is needed when you're trying to access things outside of an Activity. In that case, you'll most likely pass in the context and get things from there.