Using the Android Calendar API This article describes how to use the Android Calendar API in Android 4.0. It is based on Eclipse 3.7, Java 1.6 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
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The Calendar API is available as of Android 4.0.
Creating new events is done via Intents and does not require any permission. Setting properties of the event is done via Intent extras. The user will be prompted if the event should be created.
For example the following will prompt the user if an event should be created with certain details.
// ACTION_INSERT does not work on all phones // use Intent.ACTION_EDIT in this case Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_INSERT); intent.setData(CalendarContract.Events.CONTENT_URI); startActivity(intent);
You can also add dates and time, if this event is repeated and the like. See the comments in the coding for examples.
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_INSERT); intent.setType("vnd.android.cursor.item/event"); intent.putExtra(Events.TITLE, "Learn Android"); intent.putExtra(Events.EVENT_LOCATION, "Home suit home"); intent.putExtra(Events.DESCRIPTION, "Download Examples"); // Setting dates GregorianCalendar calDate = new GregorianCalendar(2012, 10, 02); intent.putExtra(CalendarContract.EXTRA_EVENT_BEGIN_TIME, calDate.getTimeInMillis()); intent.putExtra(CalendarContract.EXTRA_EVENT_END_TIME, calDate.getTimeInMillis()); // make it a full day event intent.putExtra(CalendarContract.EXTRA_EVENT_ALL_DAY, true); // make it a recurring Event intent.putExtra(Events.RRULE, "FREQ=WEEKLY;COUNT=11;WKST=SU;BYDAY=TU,TH"); // Making it private and shown as busy intent.putExtra(Events.ACCESS_LEVEL, Events.ACCESS_PRIVATE); intent.putExtra(Events.AVAILABILITY, Events.AVAILABILITY_BUSY);
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