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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Sending Messages Sending the Message

Harley Privitera
Harley Privitera
13,316 Points

I don't see what I'm doing wrong in this challenge

Here is the challenge:

Challenge Task 3 of 4

Now put the description string in your ParseObject using the key "description". Bummer! Make sure you use the correct key and value from the instructions. Preview

It looks right to me, what am I missing?

MainActivity.java
import android.app.Activity;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.Toast;
import com.parse.ParseException;
import com.parse.ParseObject;
import com.parse.SaveCallback;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    protected EditText mDescriptionField;

    protected SaveCallback mSaveCallback = new SaveCallback() {
        @Override
        public void done(ParseException e) {
            Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Item saved!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        }
    };

    // Some code omitted!

    public void save() {
      ParseObject obj = new ParseObject("Task");
      String description = "foo";
      obj.put(description, mDescriptionField.getText());
      obj.put("description", description);

    }
}

3 Answers

For task 3 of 4, my code looks like:

    public void save() {
        ParseObject obj = new ParseObject("Task");
        String description = mDescriptionField.getText().toString();
        obj.put("description", description);

    }

I hope that helps.

Steve.

Harley Privitera
Harley Privitera
13,316 Points

Thank you both; I misunderstood task 2, that's what threw me off, as task 2 completed successfully for me.

My task 2 was the my original code without the second obj.put() call.

Harry James
Harry James
14,780 Points

Hey there John!

You almost got it! Just a little tweak is needed on this line:

obj.put(description, mDescriptionField.getText());

We've got the text but, this returns a value of the Editable type and, we want to put in as a String.

So, we somehow need to do a conversion here. I'll leave that to you.


Hopefully this hint should help you out but, if you don't know what to do still, give me a shout and I'll help you out :)