Hari Krishnan Hari Krishnan - 4 months ago 26
Android Question

android.view.InflateException: on writing a custom imageView

I have a custom ImageView Class as below

public class MyImageView extends ImageView
{

public MyImageView(Context context) {
super(context);
// TODO Auto-generated constructor stub
}

@Override
protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
Paint p = new Paint(Paint.ANTI_ALIAS_FLAG);
canvas.drawLine(0, 0, 20, 20, p);
super.onDraw(canvas);
}
}


and inside my Activity class the Oncreate methode is defined as

MyImageView imageView;
// It works perfect when i use ImageView instead of MyImageView
@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
imageView=(MyImageView)findViewById(R.id.image);
Bitmap dbitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(getResources(), R.drawable.dinkan);
Bitmap bitmap = dbitmap.copy(Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888, true);
Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bitmap);
Paint paint = new Paint();
paint.setColor(Color.BLACK);
imageView.setImageBitmap(bitmap);
}


It ends with an RuntimeException caused by InflateException. The error log is shown below

java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.example.hari.myapplication/com.example.hari.myapplication.MainActivity}: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #26: Error inflating class com.example.hari.myapplication.MyImageView
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2338)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2390)
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:151)
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1321)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:110)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:193)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5299)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:829)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:645)
at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #26: Error inflating class com.example.hari.myapplication.MyImageView
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:603)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:696)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:755)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:492)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:397)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:353)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV7.setContentView(AppCompatDelegateImplV7.java:256)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.setContentView(AppCompatActivity.java:109)
at com.example.hari.myapplication.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:29)
at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5264)
at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1088)
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2302)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2390) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:151) 
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1321) 
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:110) 
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:193) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5299) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:829) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:645) 
at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method) 
Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodException: <init> [class android.content.Context, interface android.util.AttributeSet]
at java.lang.Class.getConstructorOrMethod(Class.java:472)
at java.lang.Class.getConstructor(Class.java:446)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:568)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:696) 
at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:755) 
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:492) 
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:397) 
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:353) 
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV7.setContentView(AppCompatDelegateImplV7.java:256) 
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.setContentView(AppCompatActivity.java:109) 
at com.example.hari.myapplication.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:29) 
at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5264) 
at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1088) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2302) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2390) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:151) 
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1321) 
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:110) 
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:193) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5299) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method


But it works perfect when i use imageview instead of a custom ImageView(MyImageView). So what is wrong with my code? Any help is appreciated.

Answer

When inflating a custom View from XML, you must have all the correct constructors. try adding these constructors as well as the one you have

public MyImageView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
    super(context, attrs);
}

public MyImageView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
    super(context, attrs, defStyle);
}
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