Alert dialog popping late

/*I have some wierd problem, inside OnMenuItemClickListener, i am calling an alert dialog which i made, but it seems like, when i call the alert dialog, it doesnt show it on right moment, only after onMenuItemClick finish. what am i doing worng? */

class MyListMenuListener implements OnMenuItemClickListener

        private String TAG;

        public boolean onMenuItemClick(MenuItem item)
            if (item.getItemId() == saveRoute.getItemId())
                //nameInput = "testone.txt";
                //some operations
//                                      ...
 //                                      return true;

// ...

/*the wierd thing is that the alert dialog doesnt show up on the same moment i call it..
only after the onMenuItemClick operation ends (with return)
and this is how my alertdialog looks like:*/

        private void alertDialogSaveFile()

AlertDialog.Builder alert = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
        alert.setTitle("Save your current map");
        alert.setMessage("Please insert name for this route");
        final EditText saveNameInput = new EditText(TwittListActivity.this);

        alert.setPositiveButton("Ok", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener()
            public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton)
                nameInput = saveNameInput.getText().toString();

        alert.setNegativeButton("Cancel", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener()
            public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton)
         AlertDialog ad = alert.create();;


Asked by: Carlos297 | Posted: 25-01-2022

Answer 1

Dialogs in Android aren't synchronous, so it's very likely that the UI thread is finishing onMenuItemClick() before creating/displaying your dialog (dialogs are managed by the enclosing Activity).

Edit: I misunderstood part of your question. Keep the call to alertDialogSaveFile() where it is and put the code that actually saves the file into the onClick() handler. Since dialogs in Android aren't synchronous, you need to perform the save action in the dialog callback itself. It's not possible to show a dialog, wait for the user to respond, and then get the result from the dialog.

Answered by: Adrian493 | Posted: 26-02-2022

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