How to call webservice from kotlin in android

How to call webservice from kotlin in android

Step 1:

  1. create new application on Android Studio 3.0
  2. Create GUI  textView, button and progress bar
  3. Add some external library
  4. create kotlin data class
  5. define your webservice url in MainActivity.kt
  6. add internet uses permission your mainfest.xml file

MainActivity.kt

package com.iotwebplanet.learn.myapplication1

import android.os.Bundle
import android.support.design.widget.FloatingActionButton
import android.support.design.widget.Snackbar
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
import android.util.Base64
import android.view.Menu
import android.view.MenuItem
import android.view.View
import android.widget.Button
import android.widget.TextView
import java.net.HttpURLConnection
import java.net.URL
import android.os.StrictMode
import android.widget.ProgressBar
import com.beust.klaxon.*
import com.github.salomonbrys.kotson.fromJson
import com.google.gson.Gson



class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    public fun parse(name: String):Unit {
        val cls = Parser::class.java
        cls.getResourceAsStream(name)?.let { inputStream ->
            return (Parser().parse(inputStream) as Unit?)!!
        }
    }
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {

        //Thread policy for internet access
        val SDK_INT = android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT
        if (SDK_INT > 8) {
            val policy = StrictMode.ThreadPolicy.Builder()
                    .permitAll().build()
            StrictMode.setThreadPolicy(policy)


        }
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
        val toolbar = findViewById(R.id.toolbar) as Toolbar
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar)

//kotlin typecasting of view

        val button=findViewById(R.id.button) as Button
        var tv=findViewById(R.id.mytext) as TextView
        val progress_bar=findViewById(R.id.progressBar) as ProgressBar

//on button click event

        button.setOnClickListener({
            tv.setText("Clicked");
            progress_bar.visibility = View.VISIBLE

// Kotlin + HttpURLConnection

            val connection = URL("example.com").openConnection() as HttpURLConnection
            connection.connect()
            println(connection.responseCode)
            println(connection.getHeaderField("Content-Type"))
            val text = connection.inputStream.use { it.reader().use { reader -> reader.readText() } }

//suppose sample data from http get calls
/*
            [
            {"sku":"00012","position":1,"category_id":"6"},
            {"sku":"00077","position":1,"category_id":"6"},
            {"sku":"00072","position":1,"category_id":"6"},
            {"sku":"00032","position":1,"category_id":"6"},
            {"sku":"00074","position":1,"category_id":"6"},
            {"sku":"00078","position":1,"category_id":"6"}
            ]

*/
            println(text)   //sample data output
            //setting text in txt view for demo.
            tv.setText(text)

//optional block
//response to pojo work . following statement may be different in your case plz do as per your data
            val gson = Gson()        //gson object
            val list1 = gson.fromJson<List<Product>>(text) //convert/store response data to kotlin data class Product

println("Saved Data "+list1.size)   //how much data saved
            val s=list1.size;   //size of collection
//printing saved data in pojo class
            for (i in 0..s-1) {
                //printing list from loop
                println("Products Data : $list1.get(i).sku $list1.get(i).position $list1.get(i).category_id")

            }
// end of optional block

            progress_bar.visibility = View.GONE;  //hide progress bar

        })   //end of button event

    }



    //optional code not related to tutorial
    override fun onCreateOptionsMenu(menu: Menu): Boolean {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        menuInflater.inflate(R.menu.menu_main, menu)
        return true
    }

    override fun onOptionsItemSelected(item: MenuItem): Boolean {
        // Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
        // automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
        // as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
        val id = item.itemId

        if (id == R.id.action_settings) {
            return true
        }

        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item)
    }
}

Mainfest.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="com.iotwebplanet.learn.myapplication1">
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"></uses-permission>

    <application android:allowBackup="true" android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name" android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
        android:supportsRtl="true" android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
        <activity android:name=".MainActivity" android:label="@string/app_name"
            android:theme="@style/AppTheme.NoActionBar">
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
            </intent-filter>
        </activity>
    </application>

</manifest>

Product.kt .  data class(optional)

package com.iotwebplanet.learn.myapplication1
/**
 * Created by developer on 10/06/17.
 */
data class Product(val sku: String, val position: Int, var category_id: Int)

Important to add in Build.Gradle(Module:app)

compile 'com.beust:klaxon:0.30'
compile 'com.github.salomonbrys.kotson:kotson:2.5.0'

 

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