onRequestPermissionsResult not called on Fragments in Android

By | October 12, 2016

This is a common mistake that people make when coding for marshmallow.

When in AppCompatActivity, you should use ActivityCompat.requestPermissions;
When in android.support.v4.app.Fragment, you should use simply requestPermissions (this is an instance method of android.support.v4.app.Fragment)
If you call ActivityCompat.requestPermissions in a fragment, the onRequestPermissionsResult callback is called on the activity and not the fragment.

requestPermissions(permissions, PERMISSIONS_CODE);

If you are calling this code from a fragment it has it’s own requestPermissions method.

So basic concept is, If you are in an Activity, then call

ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this,
                            new String[]{Manifest.permission.CAMERA},
                            MY_PERMISSIONS_REQUEST_CAMERA);

and if in a Fragment, just call

requestPermissions(new String[]{Manifest.permission.CAMERA},
                            MY_PERMISSIONS_REQUEST_CAMERA);

Check this post to know how to implement Camera Permissions in MarshMallow.

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