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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) Intents and Multiple Activities Introducing String Resources

The value "Friend" assigned to 'name' is never used.

How do i fix?

package com.example.jacob.interactivestory;

import android.app.Activity; import android.content.Intent; import android.os.Bundle; import android.util.Log; import android.view.Menu; import android.view.MenuItem;

public class StoryActivity extends Activity {

public static final String TAG = StoryActivity.class.getSimpleName();

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    Intent intent = getIntent();
    String name = intent.getStringExtra(getString(R.string.key_name));

    if (name == null) {
       name = "Friend";
        Log.d(TAG, "name");


//the second name in the if line shows gray

1 Answer

Jon Kussmann
Jon Kussmann
Courses Plus Student 7,254 Points


Your IDE (I'm assuming Android Studio) is just letting you know that you assign the value "Friend" to the variable name, but you don't use it anywhere... you aren't setting it in a TextView, using it in a method, etc. This is not an error. It's just a nice little message to let you know that you have a variable that you are not yet using. Later on when you do something with the 'name' variable, that message will go away.

As a side note in your Log statement.. it should be:

Log.d(TAG, name);