Displaying the ProgressDialog from the OpenGL thread.

by Dmitriy Shilonosov » Wed, 12 May 2010 15:13:07 GMT

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Does anyone have expirience with opengl-ui-opengl threading

I'am developing a small opengl application. I'am a little bit confused
with separate opengl thread...
Currently, my application is logically separated in two parts - the
controlling one and the rendering one.
The controlling part interracts with user - accepting user input,
changing activities, dealing with files and so on.
The rendering part - just render everything it should.

Ok, so when I need to load new texture to opengl (unfortunatelly its
large and I cant reduce its size), I'd like to show a ProgerssDialog
Trying to show it from the open gl thread brings me an exception:
"Can't create handler inside thread that has not called
Because the initiator of loading is in the ui thread (for example -
user selected a menu option), I'am opening the dialog, adding the load
Runnable to stack on Runnables that will be called in
Render.onDrawFrame and passing there a callback that will be executed
after texture is loaded.

Like this:


public class Controller extends Activity {


  protected void loadTexture(InputStream aStream) {
    final ProgressDialog dialog = new ProgressDialog(this);
    dialog.setTitle("Please wait...");
    dialog.setMessage("Loading texture");
    _renderer.loadTexture(_stream, new Runnable() {
      public void run() {



public class SceneRenderer implements Renderer {
  public void onDrawFrame(GL10 aGL) {

  public void loadTexture(final InputStream aStream, final Runnable
aCallback) {
    _glRunnablesStack.push(new GLRunnable() {
    public void run(GL10 aGL) {

So the question is: Is there any way to show ProgressDialog from the
opengl thread?
I need exactly the ProgressDialog. There is a way to show some
picture, previously loaded, like a splashscreen using opengl renderer,
but I'd like to avoid it.



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