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Rahsan Boykin
Rahsan Boykin
2,067 Points

User Data Inputs

I am new to Android and I am creating a simple app that takes User data (through a editor view and a Boolean check box). I want to save the data to an sql database (not shared pref or internal storage). I've got help creating the database but what I'm missing is the technique for capturing the user input and inserting that data into the database....any thoughts. (I know how to input the data if it were captured in an XML document)...I'm talking about the actual text inputted by the user through the activity display XML file (and view)


2 Answers

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Rahsan! Sounds like you'll want an EditText field for input (which we'll cover in the upcoming Self-Destructing App project). Put the EditText in your layout file and get it in your Activity's onCreate() method like normal, and then you can get the value that the user typed like this:

String userInput = mEditText.getText().toString();

(That toString() call is important!)

For the check, you'll want the CheckBox view, and to get its value you do the following:

boolean isChecked = mCheckBox.isChecked();

Hope this helps - stop back if you need further information!

Rahsan Boykin
Rahsan Boykin
2,067 Points

Thanks Ben....let me try this