Thursday, February 05, 2009


Minimal code to display a Toast message in Google Android

Toast is a widget to display an informational message to a user whilst they may well be doing something else. I find it useful for debugging on a real device to tell me something internal to the application has been fired. Afterwards I can just strip such things out of the build.

// show the frost pist message using the Toast widget
Toast toast = Toast.makeText(context, "Woo hoo, toast", Toast.LENGTH_LONG);;

I find the context is normally part of the method signature.
Toast.LENGTH_LONG keeps the message up for a few seconds.

There is a Toast.LENGTH_SHORT if you don't want the message to hang about for too long.


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