Android Question Getting a List of Running Apps

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by treehousefrog, May 11, 2015.

  1. treehousefrog

    treehousefrog Member Licensed User

    Hey guys,

    So I used to use the following method to get a list of running apps with their images:

    Dim packman1 As PackageManager
    Dim whichapp As String
    Dim o As OperatingSystem

    Dim tasks As List = o.getRecentTasks(200)
    For Each task As Object In tasks
    Dim r As Reflector
          r.Target = task
    Dim bi As Object = r.GetField("baseIntent")
    If bi <> Null Then
             r.Target = bi
             r.Target = r.RunMethod(
             whichapp = r.RunMethod(
    ToastMessageShow(whichapp, True)
    End If
    If whichapp.contains("coldfustion") = False Then
    If packman1.GetApplicationIntent(whichapp).IsInitialized Then

    Dim bitm As BitmapDrawable
    bitm = packman1.GetApplicationIcon(whichapp)
    """", bitm.Bitmap, whichapp)
    End If
    End If
    And it worked fine. Suddenly though it's stopped working and I just get a blank list. It *seems* to be since upgrading to Lollipop. I've tried to fix it with no luck. Could anyone please give me a clue as to what the issue is/how to solve it? Thanks a ton in advance!
    Last edited: May 11, 2015
  2. thedesolatesoul

    thedesolatesoul Expert Licensed User

    NJDude likes this.
  3. treehousefrog

    treehousefrog Member Licensed User

    Haha yes I did, thanks :)
  4. treehousefrog

    treehousefrog Member Licensed User

    After doing some more research, apparently 'getRunningTasks' is depreciated in Lollipop :-S But there must be a way to do it as other task killer apps still work...

    Mysterious! If anyone has any ideas, that would be much appreciated!
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