Android Tutorial How to get track change data

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Examples' started by NeoTechni, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. NeoTechni

    NeoTechni Well-Known Member Licensed User

    ie: If you want to make a music control widget

    First you need to add a broadcast listener to the manifest

    Then add this code to your Service_Start sub

    If StartingIntent.HasExtra("track"Then
            MusicCommand =  GetExtra(StartingIntent, 
            MusicTrack = GetExtra(StartingIntent, 
    "track""UNKNOWN TRACK")
            MusicAlbum = GetExtra(StartingIntent, 
    "album""UNKNOWN ALBUM")
            MusicArtist = GetExtra(StartingIntent, 
    "artist""UNKNOWN ARTIST")
    Log("Track changed to: " & MusicTrack & " (" & MusicAlbum & " - " & MusicArtist & ")")'substitute with whatever code you want to handle the change
        End If
    This to your Process_Globals

    Dim MusicArtist As String = "NO ARTIST", MusicAlbum As String = "NO ALBUM", MusicTrack As String = "NO TRACK", MusicCommand As String
    And this anywhere in the service

    Sub GetExtra(StartingIntent As Intent, Extra As String, Default As StringAs String
    If startingintent.HasExtra(extra) Then Return startingintent.GetExtra(extra) Else Return default
    End Sub
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