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

Srinivasa Raju
Srinivasa Raju
1,793 Points

It says intent.getStringExtra() function is not found? Can you let know how.

I am getting a compile time error. Plz help

import android.os.Bundle;

public class FlightActivity extends Activity {

  public int mFuelLevel = 0;

  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    // Add your code below!
    Intent i = getIntent();
    String fuelLevel = i.getExtraString("FUEL_LEVEL");

1 Answer

Kourosh Raeen
Kourosh Raeen
23,733 Points

There is no getExtraString() method in the Intent class. There is getStringExtra() but that is not useful here because the value we are getting from the intent is an int, so use getIntExtra() instead. You need to pass the key "FUEL_LEVEL" and a default int value of -1 to the method. Also, you need to assign the retrieved value to mFuelLevel.