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Checking battery level in Java ME

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<code java>
 
 
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Command;
 
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Command;
 
import javax.microedition.lcdui.CommandListener;
 
import javax.microedition.lcdui.CommandListener;
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import javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet;
 
import javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet;
  
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public class BatteryLevel extends MIDlet implements CommandListener{
 
public class BatteryLevel extends MIDlet implements CommandListener{
  
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         refreshCommand = new Command("Refresh", Command.OK, 1);
 
         refreshCommand = new Command("Refresh", Command.OK, 1);
  
         level = new StringItem("Current battery level:", "");
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         level = new StringItem("", "");
 
         form.append(level);
 
         form.append(level);
  
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     private void checkBatteryLevel() {
 
     private void checkBatteryLevel() {
 
         String property = System.getProperty("com.nokia.mid.batterylevel");
 
         String property = System.getProperty("com.nokia.mid.batterylevel");
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        if (property == null) {
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            level.setLabel("Error:\n");
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            level.setText("Unable to retrieve current battery level.\n" +
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                          "It's only available for signed midlets " +
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                          "under operator domain.");
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        } else {
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        level.setLabel("Current battery level:");
 
         level.setText("\n"+property+"%");
 
         level.setText("\n"+property+"%");
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        }
 
     }
 
     }
 
}
 
}
 
 
 
</code>
 
</code>
  

Revision as of 17:23, 8 December 2008


Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia E70, Nokia N78
Compatibility
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, S60 3rd Edition, FP1, S60 3rd Edition, FP2
Series 40
Series 40 DP 2.0
Series 40 DP 1.1
Symbian
Nokia Belle
Java Runtime 2.3 for Symbian
Article
Keywords: java.lang.System.getProperty, com.nokia.mid.batterylevel
Created: (30 Oct 2008)
Last edited: vltsoy (08 Dec 2008)


Overview

This code snippet demonstrates how to retrieve current battery level.

Application retrieves system property com.nokia.mid.batterylevel, which contains current battery level in percentage, and displays it.

Note that in Series 40 platform, only signed MIDlets under operator domain can retrieve this information.

Source file: BatteryLevel.java

import javax.microedition.lcdui.Command;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.CommandListener;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Display;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Displayable;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Form;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.StringItem;
import javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet;
 
 
public class BatteryLevel extends MIDlet implements CommandListener{
 
private Display display;
private Form form;
private Command exitCommand;
private Command refreshCommand;
private StringItem level;
 
 
/**
* Constructor. Constructs the object and initializes displayables.
*/

public BatteryLevel() {
form = new Form("Battery level.");
 
exitCommand = new Command("Exit", Command.EXIT, 2);
refreshCommand = new Command("Refresh", Command.OK, 1);
 
level = new StringItem("", "");
form.append(level);
 
form.addCommand(exitCommand);
form.addCommand(refreshCommand);
form.setCommandListener(this);
 
display = Display.getDisplay(this);
display.setCurrent(form);
 
checkBatteryLevel();
}
 
/**
* From MIDlet.
* Called when the MIDlet is started.
*/

public void startApp() {
// No implementation required.
}
 
/**
* From MIDlet.
* Called to signal the MIDlet to enter the Paused state.
*/

public void pauseApp() {
// No implementation required.
}
 
/**
* From MIDlet.
* Called to signal the MIDlet to terminate.
* @param unconditional whether the MIDlet has to be unconditionally
* terminated
*/

public void destroyApp(boolean unconditional) {
// No implementation required
}
 
/**
* From CommandListener.
* Called by the system to indicate that a command has been invoked on a
* particular displayable.
* @param cmd the command that was invoked
* @param displayable the displayable where the command was invoked
*/

public void commandAction(Command c, Displayable d) {
if (c == refreshCommand) {
checkBatteryLevel();
} else if (c == exitCommand) {
notifyDestroyed();
}
}
 
/**
* Called to read current battery level.
*/

private void checkBatteryLevel() {
String property = System.getProperty("com.nokia.mid.batterylevel");
if (property == null) {
level.setLabel("Error:\n");
level.setText("Unable to retrieve current battery level.\n" +
"It's only available for signed midlets " +
"under operator domain.");
} else {
level.setLabel("Current battery level:");
level.setText("\n"+property+"%");
}
}
}

Postconditions

This code will display current battery level in percentage.

Supplementary material

You can see source file and executable application in attached zip archive. Archive is available for download at Media:Checking_battery_level_in_J2ME.zip

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