Android Question Http2Utils not retrieving result?

btg1967

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to get the result of this URL http://bot.whatismyipaddress.com/ which is a simple method to return the external IP address of a device.

There may well be an architectural/orchestration issue, but it's all just a bit strange, so if anyone has ideas, then I'm very happy to take advice.

Thanks in advance.

App starts in Main
B4X:
Sub Process_Globals
     Dim gThisDevice As modCLocalDevice
End Sub

Sub Activity_Create(FirstTime As Boolean)

    'Do not forget to load the layout file created with the visual designer.
    ProgressDialogShow("Initialising application")
    gThisDevice.Initialize
    StartActivity("modActLogin")
    Log("Welcome to " & Activity.Title)

End Sub
Here is my code for modCLocalDevice:
B4X:
Public Sub Initialize
       '... a whole bunch of initialization code, setting 
       'private variables to get the local user account and other
       ' boring stuff
    Log("Now Getting IP Addresses")
    GetMyExternalIPAddress 
End Sub
... further down in the class...
B4X:
Private Sub GetMyExternalIPAddress As String

Dim ThisReq As HttpJob
Dim sTarget = "http://bot.whatismyipaddress.com/" As String

    ThisReq.Initialize("ExtIP",Me)
    Log("XX: " & ThisReq.Download(sTarget))

End Sub
My log file reads like this:
B4X:
** Activity (main) Create, isFirst = true **
Now Getting IP Addresses
XX:
Welcome to <<My App Name>>
The JobDone code is in the Class definition for modCLocalDevice
 

btg1967

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Licensed User
HttpJob.Download doesn't return any result. It starts an asynchronous download. You need to handle the result in JobDone.
Hi Erel,

Thanks for the reply... That's sort of where I was going, and many posts here on the JobDone routine not being placed in the right activity context as I have also now got this in the log when I move JobDone to the Class module.
B4X:
** Service (httputils2service) Create **
** Service (httputils2service) Start **
Object context is paused. Ignoring CallSubDelayed: JobDone
The JobDone is a Public method on the modCLocalDevice class and is doesn't appear to be being called at all.

I've also just noticed this:
B4X:
** Activity (main) Pause, UserClosed = false **
which seems to occur as a result of loading my Login screen...
So I'm a tad confused around the sequencing...
  1. Main -> Login Activity
  2. Login Activity, load layout
    • Get local user fro the same class (works)
  3. Login sucess -> StartActivity(Main screen)
    • Finish login activity
  4. Main screen activity, load the 2 line list controls with the information I'm after...
I'm certain this is probably a simple error on my part, but I just can't see it (yet),

Thanks again,
 

btg1967

Member
Licensed User
Thanks Erel, I still am feeling like a bit of a newb ... these seem like silly mistakes, so thank you for your patience and assistance. It's very much appreciated - I promise to start few rippers in the net few posts...

OK - so now I'm trying to look at how to refactor my design a bit.

I have a class that I'd like to be populating on start-up, and then refer to throughout the app lifetime.

What seems to be the best approach (for asynchronous objects - populated by web service) is:
  1. in Main, start the service,
  2. which initiates the class, and
  3. then expose the class object off the service?
    • so rather than main.<<class instance>>, instead
    • use <<service name>>.<<class instance>>
This is now working a treat, although the emulator provides a few interesting responses to 'standard' calls...
 
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