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Problem Task 1 finishing our asynctask

I am getting an error with my code and I cannot identify the problem:

import android.os.AsyncTask;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class CustomActivity extends Activity {

    protected JSONObject  mStatus;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        CustomAsyncTask task = new CustomAsyncTask();

    protected void updateStatusLabel() {

    protected class CustomAsyncTask extends AsyncTask<Object, Void, String> {   
        protected String doInBackground(Object... params) {
            // Imagine this is some code to do some work
            return "Done!";
    protected void onPostExecute(JSONObject result) {
      mStatus = result;


I changed mStatus to a JSONObject and passed the result to it. What is wrong?

Can you go into the LogCat and post what the logged error is.

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

The parameter for your onPostExecute() method should match the data type of the result returned from doInBackground(). So in other words, since your doInBackground() method is currently returning a String, you'll need to change JSONObject result to String result and update elsewhere accordingly. Or change doInBackground() to return a JSONObject.

Hope this helps!