Friday, January 4, 2013

Sending SMS messages

Hi all,
in Android there are two ways to send SMS messages.
The first is to delegate the send action to SMS application by intent:
Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
sendIntent.putExtra("sms_body", "Content of the SMS goes here..."); 

The second way is to use the SmsManager (added in API level 4):

//---sends an SMS message to another device---
    private void sendSMS(String phoneNumber, String message)
        PendingIntent pi = PendingIntent.getActivity(this, 0,
            new Intent(this, SMS.class), 0);                
        SmsManager sms = SmsManager.getDefault();
        sms.sendTextMessage(phoneNumber, null, message, pi, null);        

To use the second method you need to add the permission to the manifest, because you send the message directly


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