BadTokenException for Dialog

I went to add a Dialog in a game that I am working on and encountered a BadTokenException. I initially thought that it was related to the library I was using for the game. Then I realized I was using an application context instead of an activity context(which is required for dialogs). For some reason the android documentation has an example using getApplicationContext.

Uncaught handler: thread main exiting due to uncaught exception
Unable to add window — token null is not for an application

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