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  1. #1
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    How to know that the device is in idle state

    Hi,

    I need to know when the cell phone is idle, is it possible to know it? For example to know if the screensaver is active or the screen is off. Any idea?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to know that the device is in idle state

    The best you can do is to check the "isShown()" status of the Displayable object that you think should be on screen.

    If the current displayable is a Canvas, you might receive a hideNotify() event when your application stops being on the screen. Note that you will also receive this event when the current Displayable changes. Applications that want to rely on hideNotify() should set a Canavs as current once, and never change it.

    Note that not all devices will run MIDP applications "in the background". If the application is hidden by an incoming call, for example, many devices will simply freeze the VM - no event will be sent, and no code will execute.

    Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola devices, will give useful values for isShown() and will send hideNotify() events.

    Cheers,
    Graham.

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