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[Android] Open dialog when notification gets clicked

  • Hi,

    Is there a possibility to open a dialog window instead of the application when a new push notification is received? I already got push notifications to work, but instead of opening the app in fullscreen mode when the notification gets clicked I want to only show a dialog (like a quick reply dialog). So basically I want something similar to this:

    When the user clicks on "Reply" a "quick reply dialog" opens where the user can quickly reply to the message. Is that dialog thing possible with Qt?

    Any help is really appreciated.
    Thanks for your time,

  • After reading a bit more, it looks like that I would need multiple activites for that? But is that possible with Qt?

    What I was also thinking was to somehow pass a parameter to the Qt application when it gets started to tell the applocation if it should behave as a dialog or full application. But I don't know if that's somehow possible?

    Best regards,

  • It's possible to have multiple qt activities as long as they are running in separate processes (check
    It is also possible to pass some parameters to the main function to distinct from the "normal" activity.

    So the steps are:

    • copy the <activity ... >...</activity> element.
    • add android:process=":unique_tag" attribute to the activity element
    • add " <meta-data android:name="" android:value="-dialog"/> element to the activity element


  • @BogDan-Vatra

    First of all, many thanks for helping me with this, Bogdan!

    I tried it, and it worked! am really happy now.

    The only problem left is, that the Activity always starts in fullscreen mode. I tried to use Window and ApplicationWindow as root object for the popup dialog, but no matter which height/width I set via QML, it always opens in fullscreen. Do you know maybe also know how I can accomplish that?

    My gut feeling is, that I need to modify the AndroidManifest somehow, but I haven't found anything yet.

    Many thanks!

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