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Android Threads and Services Threads in Android Upgrading Our Thread

mohamadreza azadi
mohamadreza azadi
5,167 Points

I'm so confused about threads Help

guys how do we know it's Time to using thread I mean how do we understand as well it's time to creating a new thread and handle it.? ||Question2: || in the stormy app we were used runOnUithread what's that? as default, we aren't using UI thread? or all our codes don't affect to UI thread? I'm so confused about that subject please help me Ben Deitch

1 Answer

Ben Deitch
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Ben Deitch
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Mohamadreza!

If you do a lot of work on the main Thread (which is used by default), then you can cause the UI to stutter. To avoid this, you should do that work in a separate Thread. This is especially true when you're doing something with the internet; you don't want your UI to be frozen while you wait for a response.

runOnUiThread is for when you've done some work on a separate Thread, but then need to update the UI. In Android, you are only allowed to update the UI from the UI thread. So to update the UI from a different Thread, we need to use the runOnUiThread method.

Hope that helps!

mohamadreza azadi
mohamadreza azadi
5,167 Points

Thanks a lot!, once again Ben Saved my life :D