I need to display some kind of message when the internet connection state changes. So no matter in which activity user currently is I need to display message saying that the connection is missing and prevent him from continue working without internet connection.
So I have the BroadcastReceiver in my MainActivity which fires an event when the connection state is changed.
I was thinking about two solutions:
1. Fire the Alert Dialog from the main activity. The problem is that I have to pass the Context for
new AlertDialog.Builder(this); and it must be the current activity. I tried passing
ApplicationContext instead of
this but then I get
Android.Views.WindowManagerBadTokenException: Unable to add window -- token null is not for an application
2. Another solution is to create AlertActivity with Dialog style
@android:style/Theme.Holo.Light.Dialog.NoActionBar. But in this case I need to be able to close that activity from MainActivity. Of course it's possible to add another BroadcastReceiver in that AlertActivity and close it from there, but it wouldn't be the best practice.
Any ideas what would be the best way of solving this? Thanks.