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Android Android Activity Lifecycle Introducing SharedPreferences Saving and Retrieving Data with SharedPreferences

Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar
3,750 Points

Got stuck on challenge 4 of 4 Android Activity Lifecycle

Not sure what is wrong here i retrieve the value in a boolean and set the checkbox value to that of retrived boolean value and the default value is set to false

import android.view.View;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

  private static final String PREFS_FILE = "com.packagename.preferences";
  private static final String KEY_CHECKBOX = "KEY_CHECKBOX";

    private SharedPreferences.Editor mEditor;
    private SharedPreferences mSharedPreferences;

  public CheckBox mCheckBox;

  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    mCheckBox = (CheckBox) findViewById(R.id.checkBox);

    mSharedPreferences = getSharedPreferences(PREFS_FILE, Context.MODE_PRIVATE);
    mEditor = mSharedPreferences.edit();

    boolean check = SharedPreferences.getBoolean(KEY_CHECKBOX,false);


  protected void onPause() {
    mEditor.putBoolean(KEY_CHECKBOX, mCheckBox.isChecked());


1 Answer

Kourosh Raeen
Kourosh Raeen
23,732 Points

You are calling getBoolean on the SharedPreferences class. Instead, call it on mSharedPreferences:

boolean check = mSharedPreferences.getBoolean(KEY_CHECKBOX,false);
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar
3,750 Points

Thanks!! Didn't notice that !programming without an IDE makes it tough to find what went wrong!