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Make BaseCrashReportDialog extend AppCompatActivity

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Issue Description


I’m currently developing a custom crash report dialog, and I want it to be a full-screen dialog, as shown below: Screenshot_20190311-121431

I’ve extended BaseCrashReportDialog, and I need to add the “X” in the top-left corner and the “Send” button in the top-right corner. I am using the following code:

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
    ActionBar supportActionBar = getSupportActionBar();
    assert supportActionBar != null;
    getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);
    return true;


However, I cannot call getSupportActionBar() because the base class doesn’t extend AppCompatActivity. As a result, I cannot put an “X” in the top-left corner in a way that works on all OS versions.


I can think of a few ways to deal with this:

  • Use AppCompatDelegate as suggested in #443. The problem with this is it requires me to write a large amount of boilerplate code so is quite messy. Plus, there are still some behaviours that are built into AppCompatActivity but not AppCompatDelegate.
  • Change BaseCrashReportDialog to extend from AppCompatActivity. I think this is a more reasonable base class than the current FragmentActivity. But I suppose this could be a breaking change… 😞
  • Change BaseCrashReportDialog into a fragment that developers can include into their own activities. This way you still get a lot of control and the ability to hook into the activity but without dictating the class hierarchy for the activity itself.

Edit: actually I ended up deciding not to go ahead with ACRA (due to GDPR), but I’ll still leave this issue open in case you’re interested.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:6 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

F43nd1rcommented, Mar 11, 2019

I think I’d prefer to allow any activity as dialog, and encapsulate all logic in BaseCrashReportDialog in a POJO.

F43nd1rcommented, Mar 12, 2019

There are no sources in the repository for it, as this “Class [is] generated based on AcraDialog

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