Earliest availability of getCurrentAccountBook()

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Max Pixel

02 Jun, 2020 05:05 AM

I got a null pointer exception upon opening Moneydance. It came from my extension's init(), the line where I call getCurrentAccountBook() on the Context. This was the first time I opened Moneydance with the extension installed - I hadn't noticed it when the extension initialized upon installation because the "current account book" has been set by that point.

I have a workaround in the meantime, but I would like to know if there is an event that is the earliest point in time that I can expect the current account book to be available. Perhaps one of the mysterious "available at a later date" handleEvent(String) events?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Sean Reilly on 02 Jun, 2020 08:35 AM

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    Hi Max,

    You can override the handleEvent(String) method in your extension to be notified when files are opened, closed, etc:

       * Receive notifications of application events.
      public void handleEvent(String appEvent) {
        if (appEvent.startsWith(AppEventManager.FILE_OPENED)) {

    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind

  2. Max Pixel closed this discussion on 11 Jun, 2020 05:32 AM.

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