Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Android Build an Interactive Story App Intents and Multiple Activities Getting Resources from the Context

Alok Singh
PLUS
Alok Singh
Courses Plus Student 3,397 Points

Why use the resource class to get the string when it could have been done without it ?

Why use getResource().getString(R.string.string_key) when we could simply use getString(R.string.string_key) to get the string value.

1 Answer

Rares Conea
PLUS
Rares Conea
Courses Plus Student 15,000 Points

Both do the same thing, getString() is the shortcut. The only reason for writing also getResources() is for you to understand that the String retrieved is a resource of your app.