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xml parsing – android.view.WindowLeaked exception

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m reading xml data from a url. It worked well when it was it portrait mode. But I wanted to change it to landscape mode. But it gets android.view.WindowLeaked exception.

Please help me with this. Thanks in advance. This is my code.

package com.eisuru.abc;

import android.os.AsyncTask;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.app.ProgressDialog;
import android.content.pm.ActivityInfo;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    TextView tvResponse;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        tvResponse = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.tvResponse); 
        new PostAsync().execute(); 

    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.activity_main, menu);
        return true;

    class PostAsync extends AsyncTask<Void, Void, Void> { 
        ProgressDialog pd; XMLHelper helper;     
        protected void onPreExecute() { 
            pd = ProgressDialog.show(MainActivity.this, "Exchange Rates", "Loading Exchange rates values ...", true, false);

        protected Void doInBackground(Void... arg0) { 
            helper = new XMLHelper(); helper.get(); 
            return null; 

        protected void onPostExecute(Void result) 
            StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(); 
            for(Exrate_values post : helper.exrates) {

                builder.append("\n\t " + post.getDate()); 
                builder.append("\t \t\t " + post.getFrom_currency()); 
                builder.append("\t \t\t " + post.getTo_Currency()); 
                builder.append("\t \t\t " + post.getExrt_buy()); 
                builder.append("\t \t\t\t " + post.getExrt_sell()); 



How to&Answers:

When a dialog on an activity is set to visible but on orientation changes the activity itself is destroyed, then it causes leaked window error.

There are two methods to handle this situation:-

Method 1

Therefore,you need to dismiss dialog in activity’s onStop or onDestroy method. For example:

protected void onStop() {

    if(pd!= null)

and define dialog in activity class

ProgressDialog pd;

This link will help you Handling progress dialogs and orientation changes

Method 2
You have to add this to the activity declaration in the manifest:


so it looks like

<activity android:label="@string/app_name" 

The matter is that the system destroys the activity when a change in the configuration occurs. See ConfigurationChanges.

So putting that in the configuration file avoids the system to destroy your activity. Instead it invokes the onConfigurationChanged(Configuration) method.


You’re trying to show a Dialog after you’ve exited an Activity.

The solution is to call dismiss() on the Dialog you created in Example.java:183 before exiting the Activity, e.g. in onPause(). All windows&dialogs should be closed before leaving an Activity.


Add this to your manifest:


Then in your activity add this somewhere:

public void onConfigurationChanged(Configuration newConfig) {

if (newConfig.orientation == Configuration.ORIENTATION_PORTRAIT)
    Toast.makeText(this, "portrait", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
  //ur Code
 if (newConfig.orientation == Configuration.ORIENTATION_LANDSCAPE)
    Toast.makeText(this, "landscape", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
    //ur Code


dialog is a child that are belong to main thread and if you want to show or kill them you must do this on OnUiThread like this. I am using fragment and when I show dialog, get this exception. But this method save me.

 getActivity().runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
        public void run() {
            pDialog.show();//dismiss any dialog like this


I got this error because I was adding a view in the onResume() of all my activities using WindowManager.addView(). To solve the problem I had to call WindowManager.removeView() in the onPause() of all my activities.