Problems accessing my strings.xml items… i got numbers and not the string value

when from a java class i try to acces a item of my strings.xml file, i got numbers, like a mem position, and i dont get the string value of the item

for example:

if (parent.getItemAtPosition(pos).toString().equals(R.string.perdayspermission))

this code: R.string.perdayspermission haves to give me "Per Days", but it gives me a extrange number: 234552634



Use getString() e.g.,

if (parent.getItemAtPosition(pos).toString().equals(getString(R.string.perdayspermission)))

Thats because R.string.perdayspermission is simply a numerical reference to where that string can be found. Try:

if (parent.getItemAtPosition(pos).toString().equals(getResources().getString(R.string.perdayspermission))


String item = parent.getItemAtPosition(pos).toString();
String test = getResources().getString(R.string.perdayspermission);
Log.i('test', 'item: '+item);
Log.i('test', 'test: '+test);
if(item.compareTo(test)==0)Log.i('test', 'strings match');

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