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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Testing and Debugging Making a Toast

i am unable to solve the toast question

how to use the makeText method of Toast class?

1 Answer

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

Well, in one of the projects you create it, generate the text, and show it all in one shot like so:

Toast.makeText(this,
             R.string.network_unavailable_message,
             Toast.LENGTH_LONG)
             .show();

That'll create the toast by plugging in the context ("this", which means "this activity"), then give it a message, in this case it's a string in the strings.xml file which is why we're looking up R.string.... Then we set the message, and then chain the .show() method right on the end and just show it, rather than storing it somewhere for use.

For a simpler example the Android Developers Toast Guide works pretty well. For example, here's their first example:

Context context = getApplicationContext();
CharSequence text = "Hello toast!";
int duration = Toast.LENGTH_SHORT;

Toast toast = Toast.makeText(context, text, duration);
toast.show();