Shared Preferences not working for storing/receiving data


Here I have a block of code that sends information from the current activity to another one:

@Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.onCreate(savedInstanceState); setContentView(R.layout.tutorial); prefs = getSharedPreferences("com.amrapps.paneraautomate", MODE_PRIVATE); name = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.name); lastName = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.lastName); password = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.password); final CheckBox passwordReveal = (CheckBox) findViewById (R.id.checkbox); passwordReveal.setOnCheckedChangeListener(new CompoundButton.OnCheckedChangeListener() { @Override public void onCheckedChanged(CompoundButton buttonView, boolean isChecked) { if (isChecked) { password.setInputType(InputType.TYPE_TEXT_VARIATION_PASSWORD); } else { password.setInputType(129); } } }); } public void continueButton(View v) { String stringName = name.getText().toString(); String stringLastName = lastName.getText().toString(); String stringPassword = password.getText().toString(); SharedPreferences.Editor editor = prefs.edit(); prefs.edit().putString("name", stringName).commit(); prefs.edit().putString("lastName", stringLastName).commit(); prefs.edit().putString("password", stringPassword); editor.commit(); Intent intent = new Intent(this, MainActivity.class); startActivity(intent); }

I am trying to use the data entered there in my MainActivity like so:

@Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.onCreate(savedInstanceState); setContentView(R.layout.activity_main); prefs = getSharedPreferences("com.mycompany.myAppName", MODE_PRIVATE); name = prefs.getString("name", ""); lastName = prefs.getString("lastName", ""); password = prefs.getString("password", ""); // Check for null values and set default if empty if (name == "") { name = "Johnny"; } if (lastName == "") { lastName = "Appleseed"; } if (password == "") { password = "Asdf123"; }

Unfortunately, every time it runs it always sets the name to "Johnny Appleseed" even if the value is not null!


The getSharedPreferences("com.amrapps.paneraautomate", MODE_PRIVATE) and getSharedPreferences("com.mycompany.myAppName", MODE_PRIVATE); should use the same string as the first parameter


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