Get Navigation Component destinations in back stack // Android Kotlin Dev Diary

It’s simple to get the list of destinations that’s currently in your back stack. The only thing you need is a reference to the Navigation Component’s NavController.

The NavController object has a backQueue property that you can inspect.

backQueue is an array, and each item’s destination property is what you’re probably looking for!

To show my current Navigation’s back stack, I use Android Studio’s Debugger, and create watches such as the following:

Screenshot taking when no frames were available, and thus the texts are red…

I haven’t literally tried, but logging them programmatically like so should work too:

Lemme know if these work, or if you have relevant tips that haven’t been mentioned!

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