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How to Open New Activity on Click Button by Existing Activity In Android

Posted by Sazid Mauhammad Articles | Android Programming January 31, 2013
In this article we will see how to start a new Activity on a button click in the current activity.
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Start new Activity by existing Activity on a button click

Hi, guys. In this article we will see how to start a new Activity on a button click in the current activity.

There are two types of ways to open a new activity.

Using the "startactivity(Intent intent)" method and "startActivityforResult(Intent intent, requestCode requestCode)" method.

When we open a folder or file using another for importing or save some data then we use startActivityforResult(),

Because by calling this second Activity the open is only for some time and provides some output.

Whereas startActivity() opens a separate new activity.

Step 1

Create  a new  project: "DemoActivity File" --> "New" --> "Android Application Project".

 new prjt.jpg

Step 2

Open "DemoActivity /res/values/string.xml" and update it as in the following code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<resources>

    <string name="app_name">MyDemo</string>

    <string name="hello_world">Hello world!, this is my android application </string>

      <string name="lblBtn">Open Activity Demo</string>

      <string name="btn"></string>

    <string name="lblTxt">This is another activity sarting by main activity</string>

    <string name="menu_settings">Settings</string>

</resources>

Step 3

Open "DemoActivity/AndroidManifest.xml" and update it as in the following code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

    package="com.example.mydemo"

    android:versionCode="1"

    android:versionName="1.0" >

 <uses-sdk

        android:minSdkVersion="8"

        android:targetSdkVersion="17" />

    <application

        android:allowBackup="true"

        android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"

        android:label="@string/app_name"

        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >

        <activity

            android:name="com.example.mydemo.MainActivity"

            android:label="@string/app_name" >

            <intent-filter>

                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />

            </intent-filter>

        </activity>

        <activity

            android:name=".AnotherActivity"

            android:label="@string/app_name">

            <intent-filter >

                <action  android:name="in.wptrafficanalyzer.AnotherActivity"/>

                <category  android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>

            </intent-filter>

        </activity>

    </application>

</manifest>

Step 4

Create a new Java file in the "com.example.mydemo" package named "AnotherActivity.java" with the following code:

package com.example.mydemo;

import android.app.Activity;

import android.os.Bundle;

public class AnotherActivity extends Activity{

      @Override

      protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

            // TODO Auto-generated method stub

            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

            setContentView(R.layout.another);

      }

}

 

Step 5

Create a new XML file in the "Demo/res/layout/" directory as "activity_another.xml" with the following code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

    android:layout_width="match_parent"

    android:layout_height="match_parent"

    android:orientation="vertical" >

    <TextView

        android:id="@+id/txt"

        android:layout_width="match_parent"

        android:layout_height="wrap_content"

        android:text="@string/lblTxt"

        />

</LinearLayout>

Step 6

Open "Demo/src/com.example.mydemo/MainActivity.java" and update it as in the following code:

package com.example.mydemo;

import android.os.Bundle;

import android.app.Activity;

import android.content.Intent;

import android.view.Menu;

import android.view.View;

import android.view.View.OnClickListener;

import android.widget.Button;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

      @Override

      protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

            setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

            OnClickListener listnr=new OnClickListener() {

                  @Override

                  public void onClick(View v) {

                        Intent i= new Intent("AnotherActivity");

                        startActivity(i);

                  }

            };

            Button btn =(Button) findViewById(R.id.btn);

            btn.setOnClickListener(listnr);

      }

}

Step 7

Open "Demo/res/layout/activity_main.xml" and update it with the following code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"

    android:layout_width="match_parent"

    android:layout_height="match_parent"

    tools:context=".MainActivity" >

    <TextView

        android:layout_width="125dp"

        android:layout_height="wrap_content"

        android:text="@string/hello_world" />

    <Button

        android:id="@+id/btn"

        android:layout_width="134dp"

        android:layout_height="wrap_content"

        android:text="@string/lblBtn" />

</LinearLayout>

Run the Application and see the output.

Current Activity:

 out1.jpg

 New Activity:

2nd otpt.jpg

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