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I am new to the Parcelable interface that I have implemented in my classes. At first they were Serializable, but now I have changed them to Parcelable.

Have I done this the right way, and am I doing everything correctly?

Here are my snippets of code:


public class City implements Parcelable {
    private String code;
    private String name;

    private List<CityWeather> weathers ;

    public City() {
    public String getName() {
        return name;
    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    public String getCode() {
        return code;
    public void setCode(String code) {
        this.code = code;
    public List<CityWeather> getWeathers() {
        if(weathers == null) {
            weathers = new ArrayList<CityWeather>();
        return weathers;
    public void addCityWeather(CityWeather w) {

    public void addCityWeathers(List<CityWeather> w) {

    public City(Parcel in) {

    public void writeToParcel(Parcel dest, int flags) {

    private void readFromParcel(Parcel in) {
        code = in.readString();
        name = in.readString();
        in.readTypedList(weathers, CityWeather.CREATOR);

    public static final Parcelable.Creator<City> CREATOR = new Parcelable.Creator<City>() {
        public City createFromParcel(Parcel in) {
            return new City(in);

        public City[] newArray(int size) {
            return new City[size];

    public int describeContents() {
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        return 0;


public class CityWeather implements Parcelable {

    private String date;
    private String weatherDescription;
    private int weatherCode;
    private String currentTemperature;
    private String minTemperature;
    private String maxTemperature;
    private String humadity;
    private String wind;
    private String day;
    private String temperatureUnit;

    public String getTemperatureUnit(){
        return temperatureUnit;
    public void setTemperatureUnit(String temperatureUnit){
        this.temperatureUnit = temperatureUnit;
    public String getDate() {
        return date;
    public void setDate(String date) {
        this.date = date;
    public String getWeatherDescription() {
        return weatherDescription;
    public void setWeatherDescription(String weatherDescription) {
        this.weatherDescription = weatherDescription;
    public int getWeatherCode() {
        return weatherCode;
    public void setWeatherCode(int weatherCode) {
        this.weatherCode = weatherCode;
    public String getCurrentTemperature() {
        return currentTemperature;
    public void setCurrentTemperature(String currentTemperature) {
        this.currentTemperature = currentTemperature;
    public String getMinTemperature() {
        return minTemperature;
    public void setMinTemperature(String minTemperature) {
        this.minTemperature = minTemperature;
    public String getMaxTemperature() {
        return maxTemperature;
    public void setMaxTemperature(String maxTemperature) {
        this.maxTemperature = maxTemperature;
    public String getHumadity() {
        return humadity;
    public void setHumadity(String humadity) {
        this.humadity = humadity;
    public String getWind() {
        return wind;
    public void setWind(String wind) {
        this.wind = wind;
    public String getDay() {
        return day;
    public void setDay(String day) {
        this.day = day;

    protected CityWeather(Parcel in) {
        date = in.readString();
        weatherDescription = in.readString();
        weatherCode = in.readInt();
        currentTemperature = in.readString();
        minTemperature = in.readString();
        maxTemperature = in.readString();
        humadity = in.readString();
        wind = in.readString();
        day = in.readString();
        temperatureUnit = in.readString();

    public CityWeather() {
        // TODO Auto-generated constructor stub
    public int describeContents() {
        return 0;

    public void writeToParcel(Parcel dest, int flags) {

    public static final Parcelable.Creator<CityWeather> CREATOR = new Parcelable.Creator<CityWeather>() {
        public CityWeather createFromParcel(Parcel in) {
            return new CityWeather(in);

        public CityWeather[] newArray(int size) {
            return new CityWeather[size];

Error trace:

02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818): FATAL EXCEPTION: main 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{ge.mobility.weather/ge.mobility.weather.activity.MainActivity}: java.lang.NullPointerException 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2355) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2391) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.app.ActivityThread.access$600(ActivityThread.java:151) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1335) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):     at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:155) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5520) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:511) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1029) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:796) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.os.Parcel.readTypedList(Parcel.java:1754) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at ge.mobility.weather.entity.City.readFromParcel(City.java:62) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at ge.mobility.weather.entity.City.<init>(City.java:49) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at ge.mobility.weather.entity.City$1.createFromParcel(City.java:67) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at ge.mobility.weather.entity.City$1.createFromParcel(City.java:1) 
02-16 17:30:23.014: E/AndroidRuntime(15818):    at android.os.Parcel.readParcelable(Parcel.java:2108)
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no you aren't doing everything correctly, you have an error somewhere. –  Malachi Feb 16 at 15:56
If you are aware that the code is not working properly, you should say so in your question. –  Simon André Forsberg Feb 16 at 16:08
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closed as off-topic by rolfl, kleinfreund, syb0rg, Malachi, Simon André Forsberg Feb 16 at 16:06

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

In general, the code looks good. I believe the functionality is implemented correctly, and it should work fine.

There are only 2 issues I can see....

  1. you should remove the IDE-generated //TODO lines. There is no need for the //TODO in City.describeContents(). In the two default constructors, the //TODO should be removed as well. If your IDE complains about the empty constructor, you should replace it with a comment that says something like // Empty constructor to keep a public default constructor. Alternatively you can add the (redundant) call to super() like you have in City.

  2. The bigger issue is your visibility of the Parcel-based constructors. In both City, and CityWeather your Parcel constructor should be private (do you have sub-classes of CityWeather that make the protected visibility important? )

EDIT: Your code is failing to re-constitute the City The reason is that weathers will be null when you load the data, and you cannot call in.readTypedList(weathers, CityWeather.CREATOR); with a null weathers. You should either initialize the weathers to new ArrayList<CityWeather>() when it is initialized, or alternatively use the method in.createTypedArrayList(CityWeather.CREATOR);

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my real problem is that when I navigate through my app sometime it crashes when I look to logcat it tells me that there is some problem with my parcelable city class –  user3314123 Feb 16 at 13:47
Sounds like there is a problem with your code, which means this whole question is off-topic for CodeReview.... and I guess you know that, or you would have posted the logcat output.... –  rolfl Feb 16 at 13:50
thanks a lot it reaaly did help me :) –  user3314123 Feb 16 at 14:26
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