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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) Intents and Multiple Activities Getting Data from an Intent

I'd like to use the getIntExtra method but am unsure how to use it.

I haven't used this method before. Just not sure how to code it.

import android.os.Bundle;

public class FlightActivity extends Activity {

  public int mFuelLevel = 0;

  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    // Add your code below!
    Intent intent = getIntent();
    String mFuelLevel = intent.getIntExtra(FUEL_LEVEL, int defaultValue);


1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,406 Points

The first argument is a String for the name or key for the value you gave when the putting the extra into the intent. According to the code challenge it should be "FUEL_LEVEL" with the quotemarks. The second argument is an int number or variable for the default value, which the challenge states should be -1. So the code should look like:

mFuelLevel = intent.getIntExtra("FUEL_LEVEL", -1);
Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points

Thanks for this answer, but I have a question.... In the video. the value type String was used in the name variable(String name =....) Why didnt you do?: int mFuelLevel = intent.getIntExtra("FUEL_LEVEL", -1);

Was because mFuelLevel is already mentioned or what?

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,406 Points

The variable begins with an 'm' prefix which means it's a member variable that's declared further up in the code near the start. It's already declared as type int. In this challenge the extra is passing a number value, not a string value like in the prior video.