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Download a file with Android, and showing the progress in a ProgressDialog (8)

Permissions

  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
  <uses-permission 
   android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

Using HttpURLConnection

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.app.Dialog;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Environment;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.Window;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ProgressBar;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;

public class DownloadFileUseHttpURLConnection extends Activity {

ProgressBar pb;
Dialog dialog;
int downloadedSize = 0;
int totalSize = 0;
TextView cur_val;
String dwnload_file_path =  
"http://coderzheaven.com/sample_folder/sample_file.png";
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.main);

    Button b = (Button) findViewById(R.id.b1);
    b.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
             showProgress(dwnload_file_path);

                new Thread(new Runnable() {
                    public void run() {
                         downloadFile();
                    }
                  }).start();
        }
    });
}

void downloadFile(){

    try {
        URL url = new URL(dwnload_file_path);
        HttpURLConnection urlConnection = (HttpURLConnection)   
 url.openConnection();

        urlConnection.setRequestMethod("GET");
        urlConnection.setDoOutput(true);

        //connect
        urlConnection.connect();

        //set the path where we want to save the file           
        File SDCardRoot = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory(); 
        //create a new file, to save the downloaded file 
        File file = new File(SDCardRoot,"downloaded_file.png");

        FileOutputStream fileOutput = new FileOutputStream(file);

        //Stream used for reading the data from the internet
        InputStream inputStream = urlConnection.getInputStream();

        //this is the total size of the file which we are downloading
        totalSize = urlConnection.getContentLength();

        runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                pb.setMax(totalSize);
            }               
        });

        //create a buffer...
        byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
        int bufferLength = 0;

        while ( (bufferLength = inputStream.read(buffer)) > 0 ) {
            fileOutput.write(buffer, 0, bufferLength);
            downloadedSize += bufferLength;
            // update the progressbar //
            runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
                public void run() {
                    pb.setProgress(downloadedSize);
                    float per = ((float)downloadedSize/totalSize) *     
                    100;
                    cur_val.setText("Downloaded " + downloadedSize +  

                    "KB / " + totalSize + "KB (" + (int)per + "%)" );
                }
            });
        }
        //close the output stream when complete //
        fileOutput.close();
        runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                // pb.dismiss(); // if you want close it..
            }
        });         

    } catch (final MalformedURLException e) {
        showError("Error : MalformedURLException " + e);        
        e.printStackTrace();
    } catch (final IOException e) {
        showError("Error : IOException " + e);          
        e.printStackTrace();
    }
    catch (final Exception e) {
        showError("Error : Please check your internet connection " +  
e);
    }       
}

void showError(final String err){
    runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
        public void run() {
            Toast.makeText(DownloadFileDemo1.this, err,  
      Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
        }
    });
}

void showProgress(String file_path){
    dialog = new Dialog(DownloadFileDemo1.this);
    dialog.requestWindowFeature(Window.FEATURE_NO_TITLE);
    dialog.setContentView(R.layout.myprogressdialog);
    dialog.setTitle("Download Progress");

    TextView text = (TextView) dialog.findViewById(R.id.tv1);
    text.setText("Downloading file from ... " + file_path);
    cur_val = (TextView) dialog.findViewById(R.id.cur_pg_tv);
    cur_val.setText("Starting download...");
    dialog.show();

     pb = (ProgressBar)dialog.findViewById(R.id.progress_bar);
     pb.setProgress(0);
            pb.setProgressDrawable(
      getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.green_progress));  
  }
}

I am trying to write a simple application that gets updated. For this I need a simple function that can download a file and show the current progress in a ProgressDialog. I know how to do the ProgressDialog, but I'm not sure how to display the current progress and how to download the file in the first place.


Do not forget to replace "/sdcard..." by new File("/mnt/sdcard/...") otherwise you will get a FileNotFoundException


I am adding another answer for other solution I am using now because Android Query is so big and unmaintained to stay healthy. So i moved to this https://github.com/amitshekhariitbhu/Fast-Android-Networking.

    AndroidNetworking.download(url,dirPath,fileName).build()
      .setDownloadProgressListener(new DownloadProgressListener() {
        public void onProgress(long bytesDownloaded, long totalBytes) {
            bar.setMax((int) totalBytes);
            bar.setProgress((int) bytesDownloaded);
        }
    }).startDownload(new DownloadListener() {
        public void onDownloadComplete() {
            ...
        }

        public void onError(ANError error) {
            ...
        }
    });

I found this blog post very helpful, Its using loopJ to download file, it has only one Simple function, will be helpful to some new android guys.


I'd recommend you to use my Project Netroid, It's based on Volley. I have added some features to it such as multi-events callback, file download management. This could be of some help.


My personal advice is to use Progress Dialog and build up before execution , or initiate at OnPreExecute() , publish progress often if you use horizontal style of progress bar of the progress dialog. The remaining part is to optimize the algorithm of doInBackground.


Use Android Query library, very cool indeed.You can change it to use ProgressDialog as you see in other examples, this one will show progress view from your layout and hide it after completion.

File target = new File(new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory(), "ApplicationName"), "tmp.pdf");
new AQuery(this).progress(R.id.progress_view).download(_competition.qualificationScoreCardsPdf(), target, new AjaxCallback<File>() {
    public void callback(String url, File file, AjaxStatus status) {
        if (file != null) {
            // do something with file  
        } 
    }
});

While I was starting to learn android development, I had learnt that ProgressDialog is the way to go. There is the setProgress method of ProgressDialog which can be invoked to update the progress level as the file gets downloaded.

The best I have seen in many apps is that they customize this progress dialog's attributes to give a better look and feel to the progress dialog than the stock version. Good to keeping the user engaged with some animation of like frog, elephant or cute cats/puppies. Any animation with in the progress dialog attracts users and they don't feel like being kept waiting for long.

I will write a blog post on ProgressDialog and share here soon.

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