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Quitting the app in Android freezes it

Post by Monox18 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:15 pm

Something is making my app freeze when I try to quit it. Either by directly calling the quit command, or by pressing the back key and passing the backKey handler. It just freezes and becomes unrensponsive. I am getting getting very frustated by this. My only option so far is just trapping the backKey message and do nothing. So the user has to quit it from the standard OS functions. Very annoying. Testing on Android arm64 with the minimum version set to 7.0 Nougat.

How could I debug the process of what's causing my app to hang? If I can't quit it, is there any command to hide/minimize/send to background the app?

Also I'm testing a more agressive routine to close Everything: pending messages, open sockests and so on... but still doesn't work. The app still freezes.

command quitMyProject
if the environment is "development" then exit quitMyProject
local tStacksInUse, tOpenStacks, tDontClose, tPendingMessages, tOpenSockets
lock messages
--Sockets
put the openSockets into tOpenSockets
repeat for each line mySocket in tOpenSockets
close socket mySocket
end repeat
--Messages
put the pendingMessages into tPendingMessages
repeat for each line myMsg in tPendingMessages
cancel item 1 of myMsg
end repeat
--Stop using stacks
put the stacksInUse into tStacksInUse
repeat for each line myStack in tStacksInUse
stop using stack myStack
end repeat
--Stacks
put the openStacks into tOpenStacks
put "message box,home,tool,Message Box,revTools,revMenubar" & comma & the short name of me into tDontClose
repeat for each line myStack in tOpenStacks
if myStack is not among the items of tDontClose then close stack myStack
end repeat
close me
quit
end quitMyProject
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Re: Quitting the app in Android freezes it

Post by jacque » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:32 pm

Try removing all these lines:
put "message box,home,tool,Message Box,revTools,revMenubar" & comma & the short name of me into tDontClose
repeat for each line myStack in tOpenStacks
if myStack is not among the items of tDontClose then close stack myStack
end repeat
Except for the mainstack, none of those stacks are in a standalone, they only exist in the IDE. Actually, you don't need to close any stacks since quitting will do that for you, so you can remove that entire section. (BTW, "close" probably isn't what you want here, you probably want "delete".)

I used to do all the cleanup like you do, but I stopped. Just issuing the quit command seems to take care of things with the possible exception of any open sockets that may be active. Try the quit command all by itself and see if that works. If so, you can selectively add in the other sections if necessary.
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Re: Quitting the app in Android freezes it

Post by Monox18 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:01 pm

This is the simplest form of quitting that I have tried. Putting this code at the mainstack script:

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on backKey
  quit
end backKey
Once I open the app, exiting with the back button works with that code. As I navigate to others screen (e.g. Home) and then press back button to quit, the app freezes and stops responding. Doesn't properly quit. The code I posted was a more aggressive cleanup to try to determine what could be causing my app to hang. Even with canceling pending messages and closing opened Sockets, it still freezes/crashes.

I'm pretty certain that by the time I arrive back to Login Screen, I have already closed everything. Loops, sockets, and so on... I don't know what possibly could make the app fail to quit.

I don't know how to debug this process either.
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Re: Quitting the app in Android freezes it

Post by jacque » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:48 pm

You can try getting the result after the quit command:

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quit
answer the result
But I'm not sure the quit command actually gives a result. Another possibility is that stacks can't close if the handler is still running. To get around that:

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on backKey
 send "quit" to me in 1 millisecond
end backKey
But since LC does quit if you don't navigate the stack, I'm not sure that's the problem either. One more thing to try:

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on backKey
 send "quit" to me in 1 millisecond
 exit to top
end backKey
I don't know of any way to specifically put the app in the background, but if you pass the backKey command Android OS should take over and go back to the launcher.
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Re: Quitting the app in Android freezes it

Post by Monox18 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:35 pm

Thank you for all the suggestion but the problem persist. It was worth a try. Even passing the backKey and letting the Android OS handle it still causes it to freeze sometimes. For now I will just trap it and do nothing.

For now I want to finish making my Windows app compatible with Android. This is the last and only bug left. Later on I will start creating new stacks and testing what could be the root of the problem. Maybe it could be a bug. If I were developing and Android app from scratch probably I would have noticed earlier. But given that I have a lot of commands for Windows, it's possible one of those who aren't Android supported could randomly affect this behavior. Will find out later. If you know of some way of debugging this behavior, please let me know.
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Re: Quitting the app in Android freezes it

Post by jacque » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:04 pm

Did you ever see any info in the result?

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quit
answer the result -- may be empty
or:

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try
  quit
catch tErr
  answer tErr
end try
You can also try remote debugging which is very useful. Set a breakpoint at the quit command, cable your phone to the computer, and follow these instructions:
https://lessons.livecode.com/m/4071/l/6 ... e-debugger

On Android remote debugging won't work until you turn on USB Debugging in the Developer section of the phone's Android Settings. If you don't see Developer settings, you'll need to do this: https://www.howtogeek.com/129728/how-to ... droid-4.2/
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