How do I use the Simple HTTP client in Android?


Question

How do I use the AndroidHttpClient as an HTTP client to connect to a remote server? I have not been able to find good examples in the documentation nor on the internet.

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4/10/2014 9:20:47 PM

Accepted Answer

public static void connect(String url)
{

    HttpClient httpclient = new DefaultHttpClient();

    // Prepare a request object
    HttpGet httpget = new HttpGet(url); 

    // Execute the request
    HttpResponse response;
    try {
        response = httpclient.execute(httpget);
        // Examine the response status
        Log.i("Praeda",response.getStatusLine().toString());

        // Get hold of the response entity
        HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();
        // If the response does not enclose an entity, there is no need
        // to worry about connection release

        if (entity != null) {

            // A Simple JSON Response Read
            InputStream instream = entity.getContent();
            String result= convertStreamToString(instream);
            // now you have the string representation of the HTML request
            instream.close();
        }


    } catch (Exception e) {}
}

    private static String convertStreamToString(InputStream is) {
    /*
     * To convert the InputStream to String we use the BufferedReader.readLine()
     * method. We iterate until the BufferedReader return null which means
     * there's no more data to read. Each line will appended to a StringBuilder
     * and returned as String.
     */
    BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();

    String line = null;
    try {
        while ((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {
            sb.append(line + "\n");
        }
    } catch (IOException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
    } finally {
        try {
            is.close();
        } catch (IOException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
    return sb.toString();
}
96
12/16/2010 9:37:52 AM

You can use like this:

public static String executeHttpPost1(String url,
            HashMap<String, String> postParameters) throws UnsupportedEncodingException {
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub

        HttpClient client = getNewHttpClient();

        try{
        request = new HttpPost(url);

        }
        catch(Exception e){
            e.printStackTrace();
        }


        if(postParameters!=null && postParameters.isEmpty()==false){

            List<NameValuePair> nameValuePairs = new ArrayList<NameValuePair>(postParameters.size());
            String k, v;
            Iterator<String> itKeys = postParameters.keySet().iterator();
            while (itKeys.hasNext()) 
            {
                k = itKeys.next();
                v = postParameters.get(k);
                nameValuePairs.add(new BasicNameValuePair(k, v));
            }     

            UrlEncodedFormEntity urlEntity  = new  UrlEncodedFormEntity(nameValuePairs);
            request.setEntity(urlEntity);

        }
        try {


            Response = client.execute(request,localContext);
            HttpEntity entity = Response.getEntity();
            int statusCode = Response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode();
            Log.i(TAG, ""+statusCode);


            Log.i(TAG, "------------------------------------------------");





                try{
                    InputStream in = (InputStream) entity.getContent(); 
                    //Header contentEncoding = Response.getFirstHeader("Content-Encoding");
                    /*if (contentEncoding != null && contentEncoding.getValue().equalsIgnoreCase("gzip")) {
                        in = new GZIPInputStream(in);
                    }*/
                    BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(in));
                    StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
                    String line = null;
                    while((line = reader.readLine()) != null){
                        str.append(line + "\n");
                    }
                    in.close();
                    response = str.toString();
                    Log.i(TAG, "response"+response);
                }
                catch(IllegalStateException exc){

                    exc.printStackTrace();
                }


        } catch(Exception e){

            Log.e("log_tag", "Error in http connection "+response);         

        }
        finally {

        }

        return response;
    }

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