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java – How to compare the caught exception against standard exceptions in asynchronous task android?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am a beginner in both java and android. I am using asynchronous task in my project to fetch some data from a web service, faced some problems in exception handling. I referred this SO question and I am following the pattern suggested by CommonsWare in this link.

I succeeded in catching the exceptions and storing it in an exception variable. I need to compare the caught exception against some standard exceptions in onPostExecute method also I would like to display custom error messages based on that. How can I compare this caught exception against standard exceptions? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

How to&Answers:

Use Instanceof java keyword. It returns true if object instance is of correct type.

if(e instanceof SomeStandardException)

Note: instanceof returns true for both exact type and all parent types. So if you use it in a cascading if-elseif then put more concrete types at the top and more generic (parent) types at the bottom.

Note2: catching generic Exception as proposed in the link is a bad practice – you should only catch exceptions that you want to handle. So instead of saving the exceptin, you should catch a concrete exception via try-catch-catch, save appropriate flag (boolean field maybe) and then act on this flag.