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Intent intent = new Intent(this, MyActivity.class); Pendinglntent pi = PendingIntent.getActivity(this, 1, intent, 0));

continues

LISTING 9-7 (continued)

Notification notification = new Notification(R.drawable.icon,

"Running in the Foreground", System.currentTimeMillis()); notification.setLatestEventInfo(this, "Title", "Text", pi);

notification.flags = notification.flags |

Notification.FLAG_ONGOING_EVENT;

startForeground(NOTIFICATION_ID, notification);

Listing 9-7 uses setLatestEventInfo to update the notification using the default status window layout. Later in this chapter you'll learn how to specify a custom layout for your Notification. Using this technique you can provide more details of your ongoing Service to users.

Once your Service no longer requires foreground priority you can move it back to the background, and optionally remove the ongoing notification using the stopForeground method, as shown in Listing 9-8. The Notification will be canceled automatically if your Service stops or is terminated.

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