Android APIs
public class

NavUtils

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.support.v4.app.NavUtils

Class Overview

NavUtils provides helper functionality for applications implementing recommended Android UI navigation patterns. For information about recommended navigation patterns see Tasks and Back Stack from the developer guide and Navigation from the design guide.

Summary

Constants
String PARENT_ACTIVITY
Public Methods
static Intent getParentActivityIntent(Context context, Class<?> sourceActivityClass)
Obtain an Intent that will launch an explicit target activity specified by sourceActivityClass's PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element in the application's manifest.
static Intent getParentActivityIntent(Context context, ComponentName componentName)
Obtain an Intent that will launch an explicit target activity specified by sourceActivityClass's PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element in the application's manifest.
static Intent getParentActivityIntent(Activity sourceActivity)
Obtain an Intent that will launch an explicit target activity specified by sourceActivity's PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element in the application's manifest.
static String getParentActivityName(Activity sourceActivity)
Return the fully qualified class name of sourceActivity's parent activity as specified by a PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element within the activity element in the application's manifest.
static String getParentActivityName(Context context, ComponentName componentName)
Return the fully qualified class name of a source activity's parent activity as specified by a PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element within the activity element in the application's manifest.
static void navigateUpFromSameTask(Activity sourceActivity)
Convenience method that is equivalent to calling navigateUpTo(sourceActivity, getParentActivityIntent (sourceActivity)).
static void navigateUpTo(Activity sourceActivity, Intent upIntent)
Navigate from sourceActivity to the activity specified by upIntent, finishing sourceActivity in the process.
static boolean shouldUpRecreateTask(Activity sourceActivity, Intent targetIntent)
Returns true if sourceActivity should recreate the task when navigating 'up' by using targetIntent.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Constants

public static final String PARENT_ACTIVITY

Constant Value: "android.support.PARENT_ACTIVITY"

Public Methods

public static Intent getParentActivityIntent (Context context, Class<?> sourceActivityClass)

Obtain an Intent that will launch an explicit target activity specified by sourceActivityClass's PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element in the application's manifest.

Parameters
context Context for looking up the activity component for sourceActivityClass
sourceActivityClass Class object for an Activity class
Returns
Intent a new Intent targeting the defined parent activity of sourceActivity
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if the ComponentName for sourceActivityClass is invalid

public static Intent getParentActivityIntent (Context context, ComponentName componentName)

Obtain an Intent that will launch an explicit target activity specified by sourceActivityClass's PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element in the application's manifest.

Parameters
context Context for looking up the activity component for the source activity
componentName ComponentName for the source Activity
Returns
Intent a new Intent targeting the defined parent activity of sourceActivity
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if the ComponentName for sourceActivityClass is invalid

public static Intent getParentActivityIntent (Activity sourceActivity)

Obtain an Intent that will launch an explicit target activity specified by sourceActivity's PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element in the application's manifest. If the device is running Jellybean or newer, the android:parentActivityName attribute will be preferred if it is present.

Parameters
sourceActivity Activity to fetch a parent intent for
Returns
Intent a new Intent targeting the defined parent activity of sourceActivity

public static String getParentActivityName (Activity sourceActivity)

Return the fully qualified class name of sourceActivity's parent activity as specified by a PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element within the activity element in the application's manifest.

Parameters
sourceActivity Activity to fetch a parent class name for
Returns
String The fully qualified class name of sourceActivity's parent activity or null if it was not specified

public static String getParentActivityName (Context context, ComponentName componentName)

Return the fully qualified class name of a source activity's parent activity as specified by a PARENT_ACTIVITY <meta-data> element within the activity element in the application's manifest. The source activity is provided by componentName.

Parameters
context Context for looking up the activity component for the source activity
componentName ComponentName for the source Activity
Returns
String The fully qualified class name of sourceActivity's parent activity or null if it was not specified
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

public static void navigateUpFromSameTask (Activity sourceActivity)

Convenience method that is equivalent to calling navigateUpTo(sourceActivity, getParentActivityIntent (sourceActivity)). sourceActivity will be finished by this call.

Note: This method should only be used when sourceActivity and the corresponding parent are within the same task. If up navigation should cross tasks in some cases, see shouldUpRecreateTask(Activity, Intent).

Parameters
sourceActivity The current activity from which the user is attempting to navigate up

public static void navigateUpTo (Activity sourceActivity, Intent upIntent)

Navigate from sourceActivity to the activity specified by upIntent, finishing sourceActivity in the process. upIntent will have the flag FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TOP set by this method, along with any others required for proper up navigation as outlined in the Android Design Guide.

This method should be used when performing up navigation from within the same task as the destination. If up navigation should cross tasks in some cases, see shouldUpRecreateTask(Activity, Intent).

Parameters
sourceActivity The current activity from which the user is attempting to navigate up
upIntent An intent representing the target destination for up navigation

public static boolean shouldUpRecreateTask (Activity sourceActivity, Intent targetIntent)

Returns true if sourceActivity should recreate the task when navigating 'up' by using targetIntent.

If this method returns false the app can trivially call navigateUpTo(Activity, Intent) using the same parameters to correctly perform up navigation. If this method returns true, the app should synthesize a new task stack by using TaskStackBuilder or another similar mechanism to perform up navigation.

Parameters
sourceActivity The current activity from which the user is attempting to navigate up
targetIntent An intent representing the target destination for up navigation
Returns
boolean true if navigating up should recreate a new task stack, false if the same task should be used for the destination