Tuesday, 19 June 2012

How to get Browser History in Android?



Call below function.

public void getBrowserHist()  {
        Cursor mCur = managedQuery(Browser.BOOKMARKS_URI,
                Browser.HISTORY_PROJECTION, null, null, null);
        mCur.moveToFirst();
        if (mCur.moveToFirst() && mCur.getCount() > 0) {
            while (mCur.isAfterLast() == false) {
                Log.v("titleIdx", mCur
                        .getString(Browser.HISTORY_PROJECTION_TITLE_INDEX));
                Log.v("urlIdx", mCur
                        .getString(Browser.HISTORY_PROJECTION_URL_INDEX));
                mCur.moveToNext();
           }
      }
}


Add below uses-permission into your manifest file.

<uses-permission android:name="com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS"/>

Enjoy :-)

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15 comments:

  1. where to implement this code?
    thanks.

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    1. Hello,

      You can Call above function from your button click event of GetHistory Button or call it from your onCreate() method also.

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  2. How i can use ListView for history and bookmarks?

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    1. Hello,

      Store Titles and Urls into array and then you can easily display this data in listview.

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    2. I need fast some code for it!
      Please write some easy code.
      I was try many codes, but I still failed!

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    3. Hello,

      First Define 2 Arraylist, first for Titles and second for Urls

      ArrayList mTitles=new ArrayList();
      ArrayList mUrls=new ArrayList();

      and then write below code for add Titles and Urls into while loop.

      mTitles,add(mCur.getString(Browser.HISTORY_PROJECTION_TITLE_INDEX));
      mUrls,add(mCur.getString(Browser.HISTORY_PROJECTION_URL_INDEX));

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  3. Can you provide me the full code with main and manifest file.??

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    1. Activity_main::---







      --------------------------------------------------------
      MainActivity.java::------


      import java.util.ArrayList;

      import android.os.Bundle;
      import android.provider.Browser;
      import android.app.Activity;
      import android.database.Cursor;
      import android.util.Log;
      import android.view.Menu;
      import android.widget.TextView;

      public class MainActivity extends Activity {

      @Override
      public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
      TextView view = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.hello);
      String[] projection = new String[] {
      Browser.BookmarkColumns.TITLE
      , Browser.BookmarkColumns.URL
      };
      Cursor mCur = managedQuery(android.provider.Browser.BOOKMARKS_URI,
      projection, null, null, null
      );
      mCur.moveToFirst();
      int titleIdx = mCur.getColumnIndex(Browser.BookmarkColumns.TITLE);
      int urlIdx = mCur.getColumnIndex(Browser.BookmarkColumns.URL);
      while (mCur.isAfterLast() == false) {
      view.append("n" + mCur.getString(titleIdx));
      view.append("n" + mCur.getString(urlIdx));
      mCur.moveToNext();
      }

      }
      }
      --------------------------------------------------------
      Manifest.xml:::-----------




















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  4. please I would be surely thankful to you if you could please provide me with the source code
    thanks

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  5. Hi
    Is it possible to get other browsers history(not default browser) in android mobile?

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  6. in my code we can get all the browser history..

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    1. please any body provide the source code for favorites or bookmark in android.

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  8. in my project i need to get get date and time with browser history . when i try to get date and time it gives null .
    can you help me plz

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