How to set delay in android?

AndroidMobile DevelopmentApps/Applications

In some cases, after some time we need to update on UI to solve this problem, In this example demonstrate how to set a delay in android.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2− Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android = "http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   android:id = "@+id/parent"
   xmlns:tools = "http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width = "match_parent"
   android:layout_height = "match_parent"
   tools:context = ".MainActivity"
   android:gravity = "center"
   android:orientation = "vertical">
   <TextView
      android:id = "@+id/textChanger"
      android:layout_margin = "20dp"
      android:textAlignment = "center"
      android:text = "Initial text"
      android:layout_width = "match_parent"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />
</LinearLayout>

In the above code, we have taken text view, primary it shows "initial text" after some delay it will update with new text.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

package com.example.andy.myapplication;
import android.os.Build;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Handler;
import android.support.annotation.RequiresApi;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.widget.TextView;
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   int view = R.layout.activity_main;
   TextView textChanger;
   @RequiresApi(api = Build.VERSION_CODES.JELLY_BEAN)
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(view);
      textChanger = findViewById(R.id.textChanger);
      Handler handler = new Handler();
      handler.postDelayed(new Runnable() {
         @Override
         public void run() {
            textChanger.setText("After some delay, it changed to new text");
         }
      }, 5000);
   }
}

In the above code, we have used the handler to maintain delay as shown below -

Handler handler = new Handler();
handler.postDelayed(new Runnable() {
   @Override
   public void run() {
      textChanger.setText("After some delay, it changed to new text");
   }
}, 5000);

In the above code after 5000ms it is updating text. Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run   icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen −

Initially, it will show text as shown above. after some time, it will update text as shown below -

Click here to download the project code

raja
Published on 30-Jan-2019 11:47:51
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