Intents not working?


I have rewritten the code and am still getting a null pointer exception error message and can’t figure out why:

java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{}: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method ‘long java.util.Date.getTime()’ on a null object reference

As can be seen in the LogCat output date and id are fine:

CrimeFragment: Entered onClick
CrimeFragment: Large screen: activity
CrimeFragment: date is Mon Oct 16 18:19:24 CDT 2017
CrimeFragment: id is 5ebc3a88-caa1-46c2-a0b4-d02dc9fd6e81

That output is generated here:

    //small screen code;ialog
            } else {
                Log.d(TAG, "Large screen: activity");
                date = mCrime.getDate();
                Log.d(TAG, "date is " + date);
                id = mCrime.getId();
                Log.d(TAG, "id is " + id);
                Intent intent = new Intent(getContext(), DatePickerActivity.class);
                intent.putExtra(EXTRA_DATE, date);
                startActivityForResult(intent, REQUEST_DATE);

However, thought that I added ‘date’ above but it shows ‘null’:

CrimeFragment: Entered onPause
CrimeFragment: Entered onPause
SingleFragmentActivity: Entered onCreate
DatePickerActivity: Entered createFragment
DatePickerActivity: date = null

From the DatePickerActivity:

protected Fragment createFragment() {
    Log.d(TAG, "Entered createFragment");
    Date date = (Date) getIntent().getSerializableExtra(EXTRA_DATE);
    Log.d(TAG,"date = " + date);
    return DatePickerFragment.newInstance(date);

And, it shows ‘null’:

DatePickerFragment: Entered newInstance
DatePickerFragment: Date is null
DatePickerFragment: Entered onCreateView
DatePickerFragment: Date equals: null
AndroidRuntime: Shutting down VM

From the DatePickerFragment:

public static DatePickerFragment newInstance(Date date){
    Log.d(TAG, "Entered newInstance");
    Log.d(TAG, "Date is " + date);
    Bundle args = new Bundle();
    args.putSerializable(ARG_DATE, date);
    DatePickerFragment fragment = new DatePickerFragment();
    return fragment;

public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, @Nullable ViewGroup container,
                         @Nullable Bundle savedInstanceState){
    Log.d(TAG, "Entered onCreateView");
    Date date = (Date) getArguments().getSerializable(EXTRA_DATE);
    Log.d(TAG, "Date equals: " + date);
    Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();

What am I missing about Intents? I can’t see what I’m doing wrong with regards to sending data between activities and fragments.


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Am facing the same problem. Hope anyone here can help me too. Thanks in advance.