Android: Pass data(extras) to a fragment

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Two things. First I don't think you are adding the data that you want to pass to the fragment correctly. What you need to pass to the fragment is a bundle, not an intent. For example if I wanted send an int value to a fragment I would create a bundle, put the int into that bundle, and then set that bundle as an argument to be used when the fragment was created.

Bundle bundle = new Bundle();
bundle.putInt(key, value);

Second to retrieve that information you need to get the arguments sent to the fragment. You then extract the value based on the key you identified it with. For example in your fragment:

Bundle bundle = this.getArguments();
if (bundle != null) {
    int i = bundle.getInt(key, defaulValue);

What you are getting changes depending on what you put. Also the default value is usually null but does not need to be. It depends on if you set a default value for that argument.

Lastly I do not think you can do this in onCreateView. I think you must retrieve this data within your fragment's onActivityCreated method. My reasoning is as follows. onActivityCreated runs after the underlying activity has finished its own onCreate method. If you are placing the information you wish to retrieve within the bundle durring your activity's onCreate method, it will not exist during your fragment's onCreateView. Try using this in onActivityCreated and just update your ListView contents later.

~ Answered on 2013-03-13 17:42:27

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