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    Apr 2018

    trying to cancel AsyncTask almost there just a little push

    im trying to get the cancel a loop by calling cancel but it wont cancel out out. can you tell why it wont cancel out.. here is the code

    class MyAsyncTask extends AsyncTask<Object, Void, Void>
        protected void onCancelled()
            Log.d( String.valueOf( isCancelled() ), "onCancelled() called");
        protected Void doInBackground(Object... params)
            while (!isCancelled())
                Log.d( String.valueOf( isCancelled() ), "inside the loop");
                if (isCancelled())
            return null;
    here is the call

    new MyAsyncTask().execute();
    and here is the call to cancel it

    AsyncTask task = new MyAsyncTask().execute();
    Last edited by 2kaud; April 15th, 2018 at 10:12 AM. Reason: Added code tags

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    Re: trying to cancel AsyncTask almost there just a little push

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