SettingInjectorService.javaAPI DocAndroid 5.1 API8254Thu Mar 12 22:22:30 GMT 2015android.location


public abstract class SettingInjectorService extends
Dynamically specifies the enabled status of a preference injected into the list of app settings displayed by the system settings app

For use only by apps that are included in the system image, for preferences that affect multiple apps. Location settings that apply only to one app should be shown within that app, rather than in the system settings.

To add a preference to the list, a subclass of {@link SettingInjectorService} must be declared in the manifest as so:

<service android:name="" >
<action android:name="android.location.SettingInjectorService" />

android:resource="@xml/my_injected_location_setting" />
The resource file specifies the static data for the setting:
<injected-location-setting xmlns:android=""
  • title: The {@link android.preference.Preference#getTitle()} value. The title should make it clear which apps are affected by the setting, typically by including the name of the developer. For example, "Acme Corp. ads preferences."
  • icon: The {@link android.preference.Preference#getIcon()} value. Typically this will be a generic icon for the developer rather than the icon for an individual app.
  • settingsActivity: the activity which is launched to allow the user to modify the setting value. The activity must be in the same package as the subclass of {@link SettingInjectorService}. The activity should use your own branding to help emphasize to the user that it is not part of the system settings.
To ensure a good user experience, your {@link}, and {@link #onGetEnabled()} methods must all be fast. If either is slow, it can delay the display of settings values for other apps as well. Note further that these methods are called on your app's UI thread.

For compactness, only one copy of a given setting should be injected. If each account has a distinct value for the setting, then only {@code settingsActivity} should display the value for each account.

Fields Summary
private static final String
public static final String
Intent action that must be declared in the manifest for the subclass. Used to start the service to read the dynamic status for the setting.
public static final String
Name of the meta-data tag used to specify the resource file that includes the settings attributes.
public static final String
Name of the XML tag that includes the attributes for the setting.
public static final String
Intent action a client should broadcast when the value of one of its injected settings has changed, so that the setting can be updated in the UI.
public static final String
Name of the bundle key for the string specifying whether the setting is currently enabled.
public static final String
Name of the intent key used to specify the messenger
private final String
Constructors Summary
public SettingInjectorService(String name)

name used to identify your subclass in log messages

        mName = name;
Methods Summary
public final android.os.IBinderonBind(android.content.Intent intent)

        return null;
protected abstract booleanonGetEnabled()
Returns the {@link android.preference.Preference#isEnabled()} value. Should not perform unpredictably-long operations such as network access--see the running-time comments in the class-level javadoc.

Note that to prevent churn in the settings list, there is no support for dynamically choosing to hide a setting. Instead you should have this method return false, which will disable the setting and its link to your setting activity. One reason why you might choose to do this is if {@link android.provider.Settings.Secure#LOCATION_MODE} is {@link android.provider.Settings.Secure#LOCATION_MODE_OFF}.

It is possible that the user may click on the setting before this method returns, so your settings activity must handle the case where it is invoked even though the setting is disabled. The simplest approach may be to simply call {@link} when disabled.

the {@link android.preference.Preference#isEnabled()} value

protected abstract java.lang.StringonGetSummary()
This method is no longer called, because status values are no longer shown for any injected setting.

not called any more

private voidonHandleIntent(android.content.Intent intent)

        boolean enabled;
        try {
            enabled = onGetEnabled();
        } catch (RuntimeException e) {
            // Exception. Send status anyway, so that settings injector can immediately start
            // loading the status of the next setting.
            sendStatus(intent, true);
            throw e;

        sendStatus(intent, enabled);
public final voidonStart(android.content.Intent intent, int startId)

        super.onStart(intent, startId);
public final intonStartCommand(android.content.Intent intent, int flags, int startId)

        return START_NOT_STICKY;
private voidsendStatus(android.content.Intent intent, boolean enabled)
Send the enabled values back to the caller via the messenger encoded in the intent.

        Message message = Message.obtain();
        Bundle bundle = new Bundle();
        bundle.putBoolean(ENABLED_KEY, enabled);

        if (Log.isLoggable(TAG, Log.DEBUG)) {
            Log.d(TAG, mName + ": received " + intent
                    + ", enabled=" + enabled + ", sending message: " + message);

        Messenger messenger = intent.getParcelableExtra(MESSENGER_KEY);
        try {
        } catch (RemoteException e) {
            Log.e(TAG, mName + ": sending dynamic status failed", e);