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Steven Mathews
Steven Mathews
2,200 Points

Sending a Boolean via Intent.

howdy, I can't seem to see why i'm getting "Condition is always true" on the other side of the intent.
So far, i've got:


private CheckBox mDog;
private Boolean mHasADog;

//in the onCreate:

mDog = (CheckBox) findViewById(R.id.dogCheckBox);

//in an OnClickListener:

if (mDog.isChecked()) mHasADog = true;  // keeping this unsimplified
else mHasADog = false;                  // atm for clarity.

//outside the onCreate:

public void startStory(Boolean dog) {
     Intent intent = new Intent (this, StoryActivity.class);
     intent.putExtra("dog", dog);


// in the OnCreate:

String hasADog;
Intent intent = getIntent();
Boolean dog = intent.getBooleanExtra("dog", false);
if (dog = true) {                       // here it says "Condition 'dog = true'
     hasADog = "has a dog.";            // is always 'true'
} else {
     hasADog = "does not have a dog.";