Notification to play sound

by droozen » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:10:04 GMT

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 So I've set up my app to have a repeating alarm, daily, as the user
decides, using AlarmManager. I want the user to select a ringtone for
it. This works fine, too. I store the string of the Uri they selected
in a preference to pull it back when my alarm gets run. To pull it
back, I do this:

NotificationManager notifManager = (NotificationManager)
Notification notif = new Notification(-notification stuff-);
SharedPreferences settings = getSharedPreferences(PREFS_NAME, 0);
String reminderSound = settings.getString(getString
(R.string.RingtoneReminder), null);
if(reminderSound != null){
        notif.sound = Uri.parse(reminderSound);

So I set the Notification's sound field to the Uri of my notification.
Later, when I call the notifManager.notify(rowId, notif), the
notification still pops up, but the sound doesn't play.

How do I get the sound to play?

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In which case, do the following:

Step #1: Implement your Service as a subclass of IntentService.
IntentService handles the whole background thread thing for you, so you
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Step #2: Put your file-upload logic in onHandleIntent() in your
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Step #3: When you have something to upload, create an Intent that
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Step #4: Call startService() with the Intent from Step #3.

Step #5: In onHandleIntent(), you are passed the Intent, so you can call
getStringExtra() to get the value and use it.

Step #6: There is no step #6. Your service will automatically shut down
when there is nothing more to upload, and it will be restarted
automatically if another upload is required.

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