Listing 93 Starting a Service

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// Implicitly start a Service

Intent myIntent = new Intent(MyService.ORDER_PIZZA); myIntent.putExtra("TOPPING", "Margherita"); startService(myIntent);

// Explicitly start a Service startService(new Intent(this, MyService.class));

To use this example you would need to include a my_action constant in the MyService class and use an Intent Filter to register the Service as a provider of MY ACTION.

To stop a Service use stopService, passing an Intent that defines the Service to stop. Listing 9-4 first starts and then stops a Service both explicitly and by using the component name returned from a call to startService.

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