Why Start Android Share Intent With Chooser?

Jun 17, 2018

Why use Intent.createChooser?

  • You can specify chooser title
  • Will always show chooser dialog even when a default app is selected
  • If no app is available to handle the intent, if will show No application can perform this action message (instead of ActivityNotFoundException exception).
ShareCompat.IntentBuilder        .from(activity)        .setType("text/plain")        .setChooserTitle("Share URL")        .setText(url)        .startChooser()

or convert intent into chooser

val intent = Intent(Intent.ACTION_EDIT)intent.setDataAndType(uri, "image/*")intent.flags = Intent.FLAG_GRANT_READ_URI_PERMISSIONstartActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Edit Image"))


val shareIntent = ShareCompat.IntentBuilder        .from(activity)        .setType("text/plain")        .setChooserTitle("Share URL")        .setText(url)        .intentif (shareIntent.resolveActivity(activity.packageManager) != null) {    activity.startActivity(shareIntent)}


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