Catch system events

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Catch system events

Postby lukkee » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:22 pm

Hi all,

I'm a newbie in java development, but i'm a expert in c# .. So I hope there aren't to much differents between these two languages. ;)

My Questions.. Is it possible to intercept the System Events when i add a new contact or a task.

For example i add a new contact once my app should catch the event.. -> a new contact added. or if its a new task.. -> a new task added.

Is it possible ?If yes, could u give me some tips?

Would be great ands sry for my english

best regards
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Re: Catch system events

Postby anarche » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:45 am

There are no system events when you add a contact - the contacts are written directly to database.

There is a listener you can register for a ContentProvider dataset, but that is the dataset returned from a query to the database, not actual changes to the DB itself.

See ... iders.html for how to access the system databases

Lastly - to answer the original question - I do not think you can register any listener for any system events - that would be a bit of a security issue. ADB can catch system events, but on a non-rooted phone I don't think you can do this programmatically.

Any correction welcome here, guys.
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