B4A Library [class] ContactsUtils - Provides read / write access to the stored contacts

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ContactsUtils is a class based on ContentResolver library.

ContactsUtils allows you to read all kinds of information from the device stored contacts and also to modify the information, add new contacts and delete existing contacts.

Most of the methods expect a contact id. You can get this id by calling one of the Find methods. All the Find methods return a List that holds cuContact items.

The cuContact object holds the contact name and id. With that id you can get more information, add or modify existing fields and delete the contact.

Types:
B4X:
Type cuContact (Id As Long, DisplayName As String)
Type cuEmail (Email As String, EmailType As String)
Type cuPhone (Number As String, PhoneType As String)
Type cuEvent (DateString As String, EventType As String)

Public subs:
B4X:
'Returns a List with cuContact items based on the given name.
'Name - Name to look for.
'Exact - Whether to search for the exact name or to search for names that contain the given value.
'VisibleOnly - Whether to return only visible contacts. In most cases there are many invisible contacts.
Public Sub FindContactsByName(Name As String, Exact As Boolean, VisibleOnly As Boolean) As List

'Similar to FindContactsByName. Finds contacts based on the mail address.
Public Sub FindContactsByMail(Mail As String, Exact As Boolean, VisibleOnly As Boolean) As List

'Similar to FindContactsByName. Finds contacts based on the notes field.
Public Sub FindContactsByNotes(Note As String, Exact As Boolean, VisibleOnly As Boolean) As List

'Similar to FindContactsByName. Finds contacts based on the phone number.
Public Sub FindContactsByPhone(PhoneNumber As String, Exact As Boolean, VisibleOnly As Boolean) As List

'Returns the starred contacts.
Public Sub FindContactsByStarred(Starred As Boolean) As List

'Returns all contacts.
Public Sub FindAllContacts(VisibleOnly As Boolean) As List

'Returns all contacts with a photo.
Public Sub FindContactsWithPhotos As List

'Returns a List with cuEmail items.
Public Sub GetEmails(Id As Long) As List

'Returns a List with cuEvents items.
Public Sub GetEvents(Id As Long) As List

'Returns a List with cuPhone items.
Public Sub GetPhones(id As Long) As List

'Returns the note field.
Public Sub GetNote(id As Long) As String

'Returns the thumbnail photo of the given contact. Returns an uninitialized bitmap if no photo is available.
Public Sub GetPhoto(Id As Long) As Bitmap

'Gets whether the contact is "starred".
Public Sub GetStarred(Id As Long) As Boolean

'Sets the note field of the given id.
Public Sub SetNote(Id As Long, Note As String)

'Adds an email field to the given contact id.
'EmailType - One of the email types strings (see Initialize method).
Public Sub AddEmail(Id As Long, Email As String, EmailType As String)

'Adds a phone field to the given contact id.
'PhoneType - One of the phone types strings (see Initialize method).
Public Sub AddPhone(Id As Long, PhoneNumber As String, PhoneType As String)

'Deletes the given phone number.
Public Sub DeletePhone(Id As Long, PhoneNumber As String)

'Deletes the given email address.
Public Sub DeleteEmail(Id As Long,Email As String)

'Sets the starred state of the given id.
Public Sub SetStarred (Id As Long, Starred As Boolean)

'Deletes the contact with the given Id.
Public Sub DeleteContact(Id As Long)

'Inserts a new contact and returns the cuContact object of this contact.
Public Sub InsertContact(Name As String, Phone As String) As cuContact

To use this class you need to add a reference to the ContentResolver and SQL libraries.

The following permissions should be added in the manifest editor:
B4X:
AddPermission("android.permission.READ_CONTACTS")
AddPermission("android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS") 'if write access is required

It should be pretty simple to extend this class and retrieve or modify other fields based on the existing code.

The attached project, which includes the ContactsUtils class shows a list with the visible contacts. Pressing on a contact will show some details about the contact and its photo. Long pressing on a contact will change its starred state.

V1.20 - Adds GetGroups and GetAccounts methods.
V1.10 - Adds GetEvents method.
V1.05 - Fixes an issue with InsertContact on HTC devices.
 

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Zlgo

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Nice, demo works now , but see only few contacts of 67 .What is criteria to showing really all contacts? Ok some of them are on SD card but on phone memory is also more contacts.
 
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