Android : How to send Object from One Activity to Another Activity

Points To Remember

You can send an Object from one Activity to another using two ways

  • Make a class extend Parcelable 
  • Make class Serializable
Parcelable is a faster way to send and receive data, but it needs a lot of code to be written and manage in a particular way, however Serializable is a Java technique and is much simpler than the former way.

Send Object from one Activity to Another Activity using Serializable

We will make a POJO class Person that needs to be sent from ActivityOne to ActivityTwo. The Person class just needs to implement the serializable interface.

The code may look like below

  • Activity to send Object
    intent.putExtra("name", object);
  • Activity to receive object
    Object object = (Object) getIntent().getSerializableExtra("name");

The full code example looks like the following

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