user3827850 user3827850 - 3 months ago 14
Android Question

Downlaoding Image Via AsyncTask and displaying it in an Imageview without storing in sdcard

I want to download an image via

AsyncTask
and want to display it in an
ImageView
I am able to do it normally but I also want to show the progress to the user and do all this without having to store the file in the SDcard.

Here is what I have done so far.

class DownloadFileFromURL extends AsyncTask<String, String, String> {

/**
* Before starting background thread
* Show Progress Bar Dialog
* */
@Override
protected void onPreExecute() {
super.onPreExecute();
showDialog(progress_bar_type);
}

/**
* Downloading file in background thread
* */
@Override
protected String doInBackground(String... f_url) {
int count;
try {
URL url = new URL(f_url[0]);
URLConnection conection = url.openConnection();
conection.connect();
// getting file length
int lenghtOfFile = conection.getContentLength();

// input stream to read file - with 8k buffer
InputStream input = new BufferedInputStream(url.openStream(), 8192);

// Output stream to write file
OutputStream output = new FileOutputStream("/sdcard/downloadedfile.jpg");

byte data[] = new byte[1024];

long total = 0;

while ((count = input.read(data)) != -1) {
total += count;
// publishing the progress....
// After this onProgressUpdate will be called
publishProgress(""+(int)((total*100)/lenghtOfFile));

// writing data to file
output.write(data, 0, count);
}

// flushing output
output.flush();

// closing streams
output.close();
input.close();

} catch (Exception e) {
Log.e("Error: ", e.getMessage());
}

return null;
}

/**
* Updating progress bar
* */
protected void onProgressUpdate(String... progress) {
// setting progress percentage
pDialog.setProgress(Integer.parseInt(progress[0]));
}

/**
* After completing background task
* Dismiss the progress dialog
* **/
@Override
protected void onPostExecute(String file_url) {
// dismiss the dialog after the file was downloaded
dismissDialog(progress_bar_type);

// Displaying downloaded image into image view
// Reading image path from sdcard
String imagePath = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().toString() + "/downloadedfile.jpg";
// setting downloaded into image view
my_image.setImageDrawable(Drawable.createFromPath(imagePath));
}

}

Answer

If you don't want to download image locally, you should use ByteArrayOutputStream instead of FileOutputStream.

And this is the key code:

ByteArrayOutputStream outputStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();

byte data[] = new byte[1024];
long total = 0;
while ((count = input.read(data)) != -1) {
    total += count;
    publishProgress(""+(int)((total*100)/lenghtOfFile));

    outputStream.write(data, 0, count);
}

//after downloading the image
byte[] imageData = outputStream.toByteArray();
Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(imageData, 0, imageData.length);
my_image.setImageBitmap(bitmap);

I didn't test it, but I believe this can help you.