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How to get Bitmap from android's default resource?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Hi I am doing this using this way

Bitmap bm = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(getResources(), android.R.drawable.list_selector_background);

int c = bm.getPixel(bm.getWidth()/2, bm.getHeight()/2);

but bm is null as gives NullPointerException at second line.

Error:

02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.app.ActivityThread.access$600(ActivityThread.java:123)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1147)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:137)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4424)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:511)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:784)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:551)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at com.example.showhide.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:38)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:4465)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1049)
02-12 18:29:57.568: E/AndroidRuntime(5086):     at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:1920)
How to&Answers:

It’s because this resource is a StateListDrawable, not a Bitmap. You should use:

 Drawable d = getResources().getDrawable(android.R.drawable.list_selector_background);

If you’re sure that it’s a bitmap, cast the drawable to BitmapDrawable and get bitmap from there:

Drawable currentState = d.getCurrent();
if(currentState instanceof BitmapDrawable)
    Bitmap b = ((BitmapDrawable)currentState).getBitmap();

The bitmap may be null as well.

Answer:

You should use Resources.getSystem() instead of getResources

Bitmap bm = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(Resources.getSystem(), android.R.drawable.list_selector_background);

Because the resource you are trying to access is not in your own resources, but in the system’s.

Edit:

Next to the wrong resources, you are trying to get a drawable from an resource that is a selector (xml file). Please get the right drawable resource 🙂
http://androidxref.com/4.1.1/xref/frameworks/base/core/res/res/drawable/list_selector_background.xml

Answer:

Without using BitmapFactory:

Bitmap bmp = ((BitmapDrawable) context.getResources()
             .getDrawable(R.drawable.list_selector_background)).getBitmap();