AutoBundle

General

Category
Free
Tag
Bundles
License
MIT License
Min SDK
9 (Android 2.3–2.3.2 Gingerbread)
Registered
Oct 2, 2015
Favorites
1
Link
https://github.com/ajalt/AutoBundle
See also
PrettyBundle
AutoBundle
reminder
Lyra

Additional

Language
Java
Version
1.1 (Oct 4, 2015)
Created
Oct 2, 2015
Updated
Oct 4, 2015 (Retired)
Owner
AJ Alt (ajalt)
Contributor
AJ Alt (ajalt)
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Blurb

AutoBundle

Automated packing and unpacking of Android Bundles.

Overview

Android's Bundle system works, but packing and unpacking the argument for Bundles is tedious and repetitive. This library takes care of the boilerplate, removing the need to manage putExtra, getExtra, and key values yourself.

Installation

AutoBundle uses jitpack to host its builds. Add the following to your gradle file to use AutoBundle:

repositories {
       maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
}

dependencies {
   compile 'com.github.ajalt:AutoBundle:1.1'
}

Usage

AutoBundle is set up by annotating the fields of a class with the BundleArgument annotation. You can also annotate a class with BundleArguments to pack all fields in the class. Using it is this easy:

// Annotate the fields of a class of any type with @BundleArgument
@BundleArguments
class Arguments {
    public String stringArg;
    public int intArg;

    // Constructors, etc...
}

Set the extras of an intent by passing the intent and an instance of the arguments class to AutoBundle.packIntent:

// Create an instance of the class, and pass it to one of the AutoBundle pack methods
public static Intent createIntent(Context context, Arguments args) {
    Intent intent = new Intent(context, SomeActivity.class);
    AutoBundle.packIntent(args, intent);
    return intent;
}

Then in the onCreate of the called Activity, unpack the intent with AutoBundle.unpackIntent:

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    Arguments args = new Arguments();
    AutoBundle.unpackIntent(getIntent(), args);
 // do something with `args`...
}

That's it. The annotated fields in the Arguments instance will be populated with the values sent in the Intent.

Bundles outside of intents.

You can also use AutoBundle for Bundles that are not associated with an Intent by calling AutoBundle.packBundle and AutoBundle.unpackBundle. For example, with the saveInstanceState methods:

public class MyActivity extends Activity {
    @BundleArgument
    private String savedField;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        if (savedInstanceState != null) {
            AutoBundle.unpackBundle(savedInstanceState, this);
        }
    }

    protected void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle outState) {
        super.onSaveInstanceState(outState);
        AutoBundle.packBundle(this, outState);
    }
}

Manually specifying keys

By default, the keys for Bundle arguments are generated automatically. This works well if you have control of both packing and unpacking a Bundle. If you want to send or receive a Bundle from other sources, you can can specify a key parameter to BundleArgument to use specific key. Here's a translation of the standard email Intent using AutoBundle:

@BundleArgument(key=Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL)
private String[] addresses;

@BundleArgument(key=Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT)
private String subject;

@BundleArgument(key=Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT)
private Uri attachment;

public void composeEmail() {
    Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
    intent.setType("*/*");
    AutoBundle.packIntent(this, intent);
    startActivity(intent);
}

Javadoc

The full javadocs can be found here.

License

Copyright (c) 2015 AJ Alt


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