How to Show a Toast Message in Qt for Android

If you’re a regular Qt user (like me) and have tried writing Android applications with Qt then you must have come across situations where you’ve needed some very simple capabilities of Android API but it wasn’t present in the Qt library. Displaying a Toast message in Qt for Android is one of those situations. In this post I’m going to describe how to display Toast messages in Qt for Android, and it’s also a very good example of showing how to use JNI (QAndroidJniObject class in Qt, along with Java code) to access Java code from within C++/Qt code.

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How To Mix C++ And Java Code (In Qt For Android)

Qt allows you to use Java code in your Android applications. This is the same code that Android Studio (or Eclipse etc.) users use when they are writing applications for Android. In Qt, by default, you are limited to C++ code and what the Qt modules have to offer (which in most cases are enough) but there are certain situations where you need to use something from Android API which is not provided in Qt. An obvious example for this can be using the default Android Galley to open a picture, or using Text-To-Speech engine or any other API that you can think of. If you don’t want to be limited to what is provided by Qt while writing Android apps then follow the steps below to be able to add Java code to your Qt project.

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