can't bind to a local service.

by sdphil » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 02:38:17 GMT

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 I have the following base activity.

public class BaseActivity extends Activity
... onCreate(...) {
        this.bindService(new Intent(BaseActivity.this,
LocalService.class), serviceConn, Context.BIND_AUTO_CREATE);
    private ServiceConnection serviceConn = new ServiceConnection() {
                public void onServiceConnected(ComponentName name, IBinder 
                        LocalService.LocalBinder binder = 
                        service = binder.getService();

A derived activity fails on the call to cast a binder --

LocalService.LocalBinder binder = (LocalService.LocalBinder) service;

fails with this on the call stack --

InvocationTargetException.<init>(Throwable) line: 56
ActivityThread.main(String[]) line: 3948

what am I doing wrong?


can't bind to a local service.

by Dianne Hackborn » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:43:21 GMT

 Did you publish the service in your manifest?

Dianne Hackborn
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can't bind to a local service.

by sdphil » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:48:43 GMT

 egads!  that was it (well, kinda)

I had it in there, but I had it as remote --



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