runOnUiThread in fragment

Try this: getActivity().runOnUiThread(new Runnable...

It's because:

1) the implicit this in your call to runOnUiThread is referring to AsyncTask, not your fragment.

2) Fragment doesn't have runOnUiThread.

However, Activity does.

Note that Activity just executes the Runnable if you're already on the main thread, otherwise it uses a Handler. You can implement a Handler in your fragment if you don't want to worry about the context of this, it's actually very easy:

// A class instance
private Handler mHandler = new Handler(Looper.getMainLooper());

// anywhere else in your code
mHandler.post(<your runnable>);
// ^ this will always be run on the next run loop on the main thread.

EDIT: @rciovati is right, you are in onPostExecute, that's already on the main thread.


Use a Kotlin extension function

fun Fragment?.runOnUiThread(action: () -> Unit) {
    this ?: return
    if (!isAdded) return // Fragment not attached to an Activity
    activity?.runOnUiThread(action)
}

Then, in any Fragment you can just call runOnUiThread. This keeps calls consistent across activities and fragments.

runOnUiThread {
    // Call your code here
}

NOTE: If Fragment is no longer attached to an Activity, callback will not be called and no exception will be thrown

If you want to access this style from anywhere, you can add a common object and import the method:

object ThreadUtil {
    private val handler = Handler(Looper.getMainLooper())

    fun runOnUiThread(action: () -> Unit) {
        if (Looper.myLooper() != Looper.getMainLooper()) {
            handler.post(action)
        } else {
            action.invoke()
        }
    }
}

For Kotlin on fragment just do this

activity?.runOnUiThread(Runnable {
        //on main thread
    })