Beginner Beginner - 4 months ago 6x
Android Question

How to set a bitmap from resource

This seems simple, i am trying to set a bitmap image but from the resources i have within the application in the drawable folder.

bm = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(null,;

Is this correct ?


Assuming you are calling this in an Activity class

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

The first parameter, Resources, is required. It is normally obtainable in any Context (and subclasses like Activity).