Android APIs
public class

IntentSender

extends Object
implements Parcelable
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.content.IntentSender

Class Overview

A description of an Intent and target action to perform with it. The returned object can be handed to other applications so that they can perform the action you described on your behalf at a later time.

By giving a IntentSender to another application, you are granting it the right to perform the operation you have specified as if the other application was yourself (with the same permissions and identity). As such, you should be careful about how you build the IntentSender: often, for example, the base Intent you supply will have the component name explicitly set to one of your own components, to ensure it is ultimately sent there and nowhere else.

A IntentSender itself is simply a reference to a token maintained by the system describing the original data used to retrieve it. This means that, even if its owning application's process is killed, the IntentSender itself will remain usable from other processes that have been given it. If the creating application later re-retrieves the same kind of IntentSender (same operation, same Intent action, data, categories, and components, and same flags), it will receive a IntentSender representing the same token if that is still valid.

Instances of this class can not be made directly, but rather must be created from an existing PendingIntent with PendingIntent.getIntentSender().

Summary

Nested Classes
interface IntentSender.OnFinished Callback interface for discovering when a send operation has completed. 
class IntentSender.SendIntentException Exception thrown when trying to send through a PendingIntent that has been canceled or is otherwise no longer able to execute the request. 
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Inherited Constants
From interface android.os.Parcelable
Fields
public static final Creator<IntentSender> CREATOR
Public Methods
int describeContents()
Describe the kinds of special objects contained in this Parcelable's marshalled representation.
boolean equals(Object otherObj)
Comparison operator on two IntentSender objects, such that true is returned then they both represent the same operation from the same package.
String getCreatorPackage()
Return the package name of the application that created this IntentSender, that is the identity under which you will actually be sending the Intent.
int getCreatorUid()
Return the uid of the application that created this PendingIntent, that is the identity under which you will actually be sending the Intent.
UserHandle getCreatorUserHandle()
Return the user handle of the application that created this PendingIntent, that is the user under which you will actually be sending the Intent.
String getTargetPackage()
int hashCode()
Returns an integer hash code for this object.
static IntentSender readIntentSenderOrNullFromParcel(Parcel in)
Convenience function for reading either a Messenger or null pointer from a Parcel.
void sendIntent(Context context, int code, Intent intent, IntentSender.OnFinished onFinished, Handler handler, String requiredPermission)
Perform the operation associated with this IntentSender, allowing the caller to specify information about the Intent to use and be notified when the send has completed.
void sendIntent(Context context, int code, Intent intent, IntentSender.OnFinished onFinished, Handler handler)
Perform the operation associated with this IntentSender, allowing the caller to specify information about the Intent to use and be notified when the send has completed.
String toString()
Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of this object.
static void writeIntentSenderOrNullToParcel(IntentSender sender, Parcel out)
Convenience function for writing either a IntentSender or null pointer to a Parcel.
void writeToParcel(Parcel out, int flags)
Flatten this object in to a Parcel.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.os.Parcelable

Fields

public static final Creator<IntentSender> CREATOR

Added in API level 4

Public Methods

public int describeContents ()

Added in API level 4

Describe the kinds of special objects contained in this Parcelable's marshalled representation.

Returns
  • a bitmask indicating the set of special object types marshalled by the Parcelable.

public boolean equals (Object otherObj)

Added in API level 4

Comparison operator on two IntentSender objects, such that true is returned then they both represent the same operation from the same package.

Parameters
otherObj the object to compare this instance with.
Returns
  • true if the specified object is equal to this Object; false otherwise.

public String getCreatorPackage ()

Added in API level 17

Return the package name of the application that created this IntentSender, that is the identity under which you will actually be sending the Intent. The returned string is supplied by the system, so that an application can not spoof its package.

Returns
  • The package name of the PendingIntent, or null if there is none associated with it.

public int getCreatorUid ()

Added in API level 17

Return the uid of the application that created this PendingIntent, that is the identity under which you will actually be sending the Intent. The returned integer is supplied by the system, so that an application can not spoof its uid.

Returns
  • The uid of the PendingIntent, or -1 if there is none associated with it.

public UserHandle getCreatorUserHandle ()

Added in API level 17

Return the user handle of the application that created this PendingIntent, that is the user under which you will actually be sending the Intent. The returned UserHandle is supplied by the system, so that an application can not spoof its user. See Process.myUserHandle() for more explanation of user handles.

Returns
  • The user handle of the PendingIntent, or null if there is none associated with it.

public String getTargetPackage ()

Added in API level 9

This method was deprecated in API level 17.
Renamed to getCreatorPackage().

public int hashCode ()

Added in API level 4

Returns an integer hash code for this object. By contract, any two objects for which equals(Object) returns true must return the same hash code value. This means that subclasses of Object usually override both methods or neither method.

Note that hash values must not change over time unless information used in equals comparisons also changes.

See Writing a correct hashCode method if you intend implementing your own hashCode method.

Returns
  • this object's hash code.

public static IntentSender readIntentSenderOrNullFromParcel (Parcel in)

Added in API level 4

Convenience function for reading either a Messenger or null pointer from a Parcel. You must have previously written the Messenger with writeIntentSenderOrNullToParcel(IntentSender, Parcel).

Parameters
in The Parcel containing the written Messenger.
Returns
  • Returns the Messenger read from the Parcel, or null if null had been written.

public void sendIntent (Context context, int code, Intent intent, IntentSender.OnFinished onFinished, Handler handler, String requiredPermission)

Added in API level 14

Perform the operation associated with this IntentSender, allowing the caller to specify information about the Intent to use and be notified when the send has completed.

Parameters
context The Context of the caller. This may be null if intent is also null.
code Result code to supply back to the IntentSender's target.
intent Additional Intent data. See Intent.fillIn() for information on how this is applied to the original Intent. Use null to not modify the original Intent.
onFinished The object to call back on when the send has completed, or null for no callback.
handler Handler identifying the thread on which the callback should happen. If null, the callback will happen from the thread pool of the process.
requiredPermission Name of permission that a recipient of the PendingIntent is required to hold. This is only valid for broadcast intents, and corresponds to the permission argument in Context.sendOrderedBroadcast(Intent, String). If null, no permission is required.
Throws
IntentSender.SendIntentException Throws CanceledIntentException if the IntentSender is no longer allowing more intents to be sent through it.

public void sendIntent (Context context, int code, Intent intent, IntentSender.OnFinished onFinished, Handler handler)

Added in API level 4

Perform the operation associated with this IntentSender, allowing the caller to specify information about the Intent to use and be notified when the send has completed.

Parameters
context The Context of the caller. This may be null if intent is also null.
code Result code to supply back to the IntentSender's target.
intent Additional Intent data. See Intent.fillIn() for information on how this is applied to the original Intent. Use null to not modify the original Intent.
onFinished The object to call back on when the send has completed, or null for no callback.
handler Handler identifying the thread on which the callback should happen. If null, the callback will happen from the thread pool of the process.
Throws
IntentSender.SendIntentException Throws CanceledIntentException if the IntentSender is no longer allowing more intents to be sent through it.

public String toString ()

Added in API level 4

Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of this object. Subclasses are encouraged to override this method and provide an implementation that takes into account the object's type and data. The default implementation is equivalent to the following expression:

   getClass().getName() + '@' + Integer.toHexString(hashCode())

See Writing a useful toString method if you intend implementing your own toString method.

Returns
  • a printable representation of this object.

public static void writeIntentSenderOrNullToParcel (IntentSender sender, Parcel out)

Added in API level 4

Convenience function for writing either a IntentSender or null pointer to a Parcel. You must use this with readIntentSenderOrNullFromParcel(Parcel) for later reading it.

Parameters
sender The IntentSender to write, or null.
out Where to write the IntentSender.

public void writeToParcel (Parcel out, int flags)

Added in API level 4

Flatten this object in to a Parcel.

Parameters
out The Parcel in which the object should be written.
flags Additional flags about how the object should be written. May be 0 or PARCELABLE_WRITE_RETURN_VALUE.