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Fix: your android fmx app crashes when screen rotates
11-26-2015, 09:15 AM (This post was last modified: 11-26-2015 07:06 PM by leoplusma.)
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Ahoy all.
(this isnt something I personally discovered but I think it should also be mentioned in this great forum here so ppl dont have to search all web for a solution).
edit: this annoyance happens in DX10 Seattle and Android SDK 24.4.1 and up

the problem:
if your app is meant to work for both portrait and lanscape in android, when user moves his/her device and screen automatic rotates, your app crashes.
(in fact it doesnt crash, it just wants to restart but seems to fail)

the solution:
locate the file "Android.Manifest.template.xml" (it is in same folder with your project)
and open it with a notepad or whatever similar.
there you will find a line that says:



Code:
android:configChanges="orientation|keyboardHidden"

you have to add there the word "screenSize" (case sensitive)
so the line becomes:



Code:
android:configChanges="orientation|keyboardHidden|screenSize"

build, deploy and voila! your app no longer crashes when screen rotates.

hope it is useful

cheers

leo

 

 

 

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Fix: your android fmx app crashes when screen rotates - leoplusma - 11-26-2015 09:15 AM

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