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android – Can a home widget have a Context?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

In an activity it’s (usually) easy to get the Context.

What if I am working with a home widget class?
These are classes that extends AppWidgetProvider, which don’t contain a Context!

How to&Answers:

An instance of Context is passed to all the methods in AppWidgetProvider for you to use.

Answer:

For those who can’t access developer.android like me, here’s where you can get context in app widget:

Android provides context in onReceive method in widget class.

@Override
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
        super.onReceive(context, intent);
}