android-intent Intent

Use of Intent to Share text

On calling, an application chooser dialog will appear and by selecting an application you can share your content with it.

For calling use this line of code in your program class:

share(context, "This is a test message", "Test Subject")

Function's definition:

public static void share (Context context, String text, String subject, String title, String dialogHeaderText) {
    Intent intent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
    intent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
    intent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, text);
    intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TITLE, title);
    context.startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, dialogHeaderText));

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Start new Activity

This example explain how to use an Intent for start a new Activity.

You need two activities:

  1. CurrentActivity
  2. DestinationActivity

In CurrentActivity you have to created an Intent. For that you have to specify two arguments:

  1. Context: It's CurrentActivity, because Activity is a subclass of Context.
  2. DestinationActivity class

Intent intent = new Intent(Context, DestinationActivity.class);

Then, call startActivity passing the intent created.


Now we have this source:

Intent intent = new Intent(this, DestinationActivity.class);

For example, you can put it in a method an call it when an event ocurred.

void nextActivity(){
     Intent intent = new Intent(this, DestinationActivity.class);

public class CurrentActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        finish(); // Finish current activity, if you don't finished it, the current activity will be in background. You can finish it then.