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How to set the notification badge count programatically without sending notification?

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by buffoon, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. buffoon

    buffoon Lurker
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    I want to change the notification badge count, say, whenever the user clicks on a button. At the moment, the only way I know to change the notification badge count is by sending a notification like so:

    Code (Java):
    1. Notification notification = new NotificationCompat.Builder(MainActivity.this, CHANNEL_ID)
    2.         .setContentTitle("New Messages")
    3.         .setContentText("You've received 3 new messages.")
    4.         .setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_notify_status)
    5.         .setNumber(messageCount)
    6.         .build();
    7.  
    I could technically send a notification every time the user presses the button, but that'd clutter the notification panel (as the goal here is to just change the badge count). So, is there anyway I can change the notification badge count without sending a notification?
     


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