public class

HandlerThread

extends Thread
java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.lang.Thread
     ↳ mindroid.os.HandlerThread

Class Overview

Handy class for starting a new thread that has a looper. The looper can then be used to create handler classes. Note that start() must still be called.

Summary

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Inherited Constants
From class java.lang.Thread
Public Constructors
HandlerThread()
HandlerThread(String name)
HandlerThread(ThreadGroup threadGroup, String name)
Public Methods
Looper getLooper()
This method returns the Looper associated with this thread.
boolean quit()
Ask the currently running looper to quit.
void run()
Protected Methods
void onLooperPrepared()
Call back method that can be explicitly overridden if needed to execute some setup before Looper loops.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Thread
From class java.lang.Object
From interface java.lang.Runnable

Public Constructors

public HandlerThread ()

public HandlerThread (String name)

public HandlerThread (ThreadGroup threadGroup, String name)

Public Methods

public Looper getLooper ()

This method returns the Looper associated with this thread. If this thread not been started or for any reason is isAlive() returns false, this method will return null. If this thread has been started, this method will block until the looper has been initialized.

Returns
  • The looper.

public boolean quit ()

Ask the currently running looper to quit. If the thread has not been started or has finished (that is if getLooper() returns null), then false is returned. Otherwise the looper is asked to quit and true is returned.

public void run ()

Protected Methods

protected void onLooperPrepared ()

Call back method that can be explicitly overridden if needed to execute some setup before Looper loops.