SharedPreferences bug when writing strings with ampersands in them

by cmgreen...@googlemail.com » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 10:54:16 GMT


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 Hi All,

I've just tracked down a weird bug in our app where SharedPreferences
were failing between power cycles of the phone.

It turns out that one of the strings we were saving had an "&" in it.
When I look at the xml that is being persisted I see that this is
being encoded as && instead of just &

This means that when you come to read the settings back you don't get
any values at all.

Is this a known issue? I see lots of posts about preferences
dissappearing, but nothing about this.

Cheers
Chris.

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SharedPreferences bug when writing strings with ampersands in them

by Mark Murphy » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 23:09:14 GMT


 


Well, you posted an issue, so it's known now!

;-)

However, if you could attach some sample code to that issue that
demonstrates the bug, that may help get it resolved more quickly.

-- 
Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy)
 http://commonsware.com 
_The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development_ Version 2.0 Published!

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