Common questions

What is AsyncTask class in Android?


What is AsyncTask class in Android?

Android AsyncTask is an abstract class provided by Android which gives us the liberty to perform heavy tasks in the background and keep the UI thread light thus making the application more responsive. Android application runs on a single thread when launched.

What can I use instead of AsyncTask in Android?

Alternative of AsyncTask The officially recommended alternative is Kotlin Coroutines, that you must use of writing Asynchronous Code in your project. You can check this complete Kotlin Coroutines Tutorial that I have already published.

Why is AsyncTask deprecated Android?

Official Reason for Deprecation of AsyncTask AsyncTask was intended to enable proper and easy use of the UI thread. However, the most common use case was for integrating into UI, and that would cause Context leaks, missed callbacks, or crashes on configuration changes.

Is Android AsyncTask deprecated?

According to the Android documentation AsyncTask was deprecated in API level 30 and it is suggested to use the standard java. util. concurrent or Kotlin concurrency utilities instead.

Which class will execute task asynchronously with your service in Android?

An AsyncTask is a class that, as its name implies, executes a task asynchronously. The AsyncTask is a generic class that takes 3 type arguments: the type of the arguments passed when starting the task, the type of arguments returned to the caller when reporting progress, and the type of the result.

What should I use instead of AsyncTask?

If you dont prefer third party libraries and prefer library with simplicity and good documentation and support, Loaders is the best choice. For our delight, AsyncTaskLoader(subclass of Loaders) performs the same function as the AsyncTask, but better and also can handle Activity configuration changes more easily.

Should I use AsyncTask?

Generally it is convenient to use AsyncTask when you must “skip back” to UI thread when the background task is done or when you have to give some feedback to UI thread during task execution. Otherwise it’s just overhead. You are not forced to use AsyncTask.