Activity has leaked window that was originally added


Question

What is this error, and why does it happen?

05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850): Activity com.mypkg.myP has leaked window com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneWindow$DecorView@44c46ff0 that was originally added here
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850): android.view.WindowLeaked: Activity ccom.mypkg.myP has leaked window com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneWindow$DecorView@44c46ff0 that was originally added here
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.view.ViewRoot.<init>(ViewRoot.java:231)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.view.WindowManagerImpl.addView(WindowManagerImpl.java:148)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.view.WindowManagerImpl.addView(WindowManagerImpl.java:91)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.view.Window$LocalWindowManager.addView(Window.java:424)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.Dialog.show(Dialog.java:239)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at com.mypkg.myP$PreparePairingLinkageData.onPreExecute(viewP.java:183)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.os.AsyncTask.execute(AsyncTask.java:391)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at com.mypkg.myP.onCreate(viewP.java:94)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1047)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2544)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2621)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.ActivityThread.access$2200(ActivityThread.java:126)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1932)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:123)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4595)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:521)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:860)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:618)
05-17 18:24:57.069: ERROR/WindowManager(18850):     at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
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9/17/2015 4:38:45 PM

Accepted Answer

You're trying to show a Dialog after you've exited an Activity.

[EDIT]

This question is one of the top search on google for android developer, therefore Adding few important points from comments, which might be more helpful for future investigator without going in depth of comment conversation.

Answer 1 :

You're trying to show a Dialog after you've exited an Activity.

Answer 2

This error can be a little misleading in some circumstances (although the answer is still completely accurate) - i.e. in my case an unhandled Exception was thrown in an AsyncTask, which caused the Activity to shutdown, then an open progressdialog caused this Exception.. so the 'real' exception was a little earlier in the log

Answer 3

Call dismiss() on the Dialog instance you created before exiting your Activity, e.g. in onPause() or onDestroy()

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9/21/2017 1:46:21 PM

The solution is to call dismiss() on the Dialog you created in viewP.java:183 before exiting the Activity, e.g. in onPause(). All Windows&Dialogs should be closed before leaving an Activity.


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