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Getting different exception from BlogReader Async Task video.

I'm using Android Studio.

When following the video, first off I didn't seem to get prompted for any values to go in the angle brackets after AsyncTask, this didn't throw up an error either. I added them as per the video and still did not get an error. According to this point in the video I should be getting a security exception.

After moving the try/catch code in and updating the return value I am still getting the following:

```08-24 17:22:03.299 1189-1189/net.thefoldgaming.blogreader E/MainListActivity﹕ Exception caught: android.os.NetworkOnMainThreadException at android.os.StrictMode$AndroidBlockGuardPolicy.onNetwork(StrictMode.java:1145) at java.net.InetAddress.lookupHostByName(InetAddress.java:385) at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByNameImpl(InetAddress.java:236) at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName(InetAddress.java:214) at com.android.okhttp.internal.Dns$1.getAllByName(Dns.java:28) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.RouteSelector.resetNextInetSocketAddress(RouteSelector.java:216) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.RouteSelector.next(RouteSelector.java:122) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpEngine.connect(HttpEngine.java:292) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpEngine.sendSocketRequest(HttpEngine.java:255) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpEngine.sendRequest(HttpEngine.java:206) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpURLConnectionImpl.execute(HttpURLConnectionImpl.java:345) at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpURLConnectionImpl.connect(HttpURLConnectionImpl.java:89) at net.thefoldgaming.blogreader.MainListActivity.onCreate(MainListActivity.java:31) at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5231) at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1087) at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2159) at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2245) at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:135) at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1196) at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:136) at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5017) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515) at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:779) at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:595) at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

Here is my code for the GetBlogPostsTask method:

    private class GetBlogPostsTask extends AsyncTask<Object, Void, String> {

        int responseCode = -1;

        protected String doInBackground(Object... arg0) {

            try {
                URL blogFeedUrl = new URL("http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/api/get_recent_summary/?count=" + NUMBER_OF_POSTS);
                HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection) blogFeedUrl.openConnection();

                Log.i(TAG, "Code: " + responseCode);
            catch (MalformedURLException e) {
                Log.e(TAG, "MalformedURLException caught: ", e);
            catch (IOException e) {
                Log.e(TAG, "IOException caught: ", e);
            catch (Exception e) {
                Log.e(TAG, "Exception caught: ", e);
            return "Code: " + responseCode;

Also, when performing the doInBackground override the method had a variable of (Object[] object) instead of Object...arg0.

When first setting up the project I did not have the option for the version of Android that is used for this project so I used the lowest version given by the copy of Android Studio supplied with the first project.

1 Answer

I've fixed this myself. Upon looking at the code again, Android Studio said that the semicolon at the end of the catch was not needed. I removed it and now it's running and reporting the security exception I was expecting!