Android Activity.onWindowFocusChanged doesn't get called from within TabHost

I'm struggling with the problem that the .onWindowFocusChanged() doesn't get called in my custom Activity class. My setup:

Two tabs (containing Activity_1 and Activity_2) in a TabHost, where the 2nd tab is selected by default:


In both Activities, I added the onWindowFocusChanged() override (because I need to preform calculations after the layout is done drawing):

@Override public void onWindowFocusChanged(boolean hasFocus) { super.onWindowFocusChanged(hasFocus); }

The problem: when the 2nd tab is selected by default, and I click the 1st tab, the onWindowFocusChanged() never gets called within Activity_1 (associated with the 1st tab). Both Activities extend the normal Activity class.

Any clue on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated!


If you need to wait until a specific View is draw and then make the calculations, you could use viewTreeObserver to listen the layout changes and make your calculations there. Use it like this:

ViewTreeObserver vto = mainLayout.getViewTreeObserver(); vto.addOnGlobalLayoutListener(new OnGlobalLayoutListener() { public void onGlobalLayout() { // remove the listener so it won't get called again if the view layout changes mainLayout.getViewTreeObserver().removeOnGlobalLayoutListener(this); // add your calculations here }}


Credit and thanks to Edison for the further details.

For those who want to support <strong>API < 16</strong>, you can do

if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 16) { mainLayout.getViewTreeObserver().removeOnGlobalLayoutListener(this); } else { mainLayout.getViewTreeObserver().removeGlobalOnLayoutListener(this); }


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