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android – Perform some action with custom field of Contact

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I have added custom field for my Contacts. It consists of:

<ContactsSource xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  android:detailSocialSummary="true" />

for now. I want to perform some action (for example – launch an activity) when user selects this my field in Android Contacs. How I can implement this?
(It will be similar to facebook custom field – showing profile page)

How to&Answers:

I found the answer. We can implement such functionality by:
1) creating new type of Contacts field (see link at the end of answer);

2) creating an Activity, which will perform this action:

if (getIntent().getData() != null) {
        Cursor cursor = managedQuery(getIntent().getData(), null, null, null, null);
        if (cursor.moveToNext()) {
            String username = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndex("DATA1"));
            TextView tv = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.profiletext);
            tv.setText("This is the profile for " + username);
    } else {
        // How did we get here without data?

3) adding special intent to Activity in our Manifest.xml:

<activity android:name=".ProfileActivity"
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
            <data android:mimeType="vnd.android.cursor.item/vnd.org.c99.SyncProviderDemo.profile" />

The answer (and full tutorial) was found here.