ABi ABi - 3 months ago 16
Android Question

Androidruntime: FATAL EXCEPTION's

I have coded my project in AndroidStudio version 1.5 and after some time I coded the same project for version 2.1.2 (mostly copy pasted my java methods from old project) and now its showing me FATAL EXCEPTION 16 errors what I should do to get rid of these errors.
Following are the exceptions.

FATAL EXCEPTION: main
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate activity ComponentInfo{com.example.imtiaz.recognizer/com.example.imtiaz.recognizer.MainActivity}:java.lang.NullPointerException
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2232)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2362)
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$700(ActivityThread.java:168)
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1329)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:177)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5493)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:525)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1225)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1041)
at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplBase.<init>(AppCompatDelegateImplBase.java:116)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV9.<init>(AppCompatDelegateImplV9.java:147)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV11.<init>(AppCompatDelegateImplV11.java:27)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV14.<init>(AppCompatDelegateImplV14.java:50)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegate.create(AppCompatDelegate.java:201)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegate.create(AppCompatDelegate.java:181)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.getDelegate(AppCompatActivity.java:521)
at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.findViewById(AppCompatActivity.java:190)
at java.lang.Class.newInstanceImpl(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.newInstance(Class.java:1130)
at android.app.Instrumentation.newActivity(Instrumentation.java:1078)
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2223)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2362)
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$700(ActivityThread.java:168)
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1329)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:177)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5493)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:525)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1225)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1041)
at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

Answer
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at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.findViewById(AppCompatActivity.java:190)
at com.example.imtiaz.recognizer.MainActivity.<init>(MainActivity.java:26)
...

It appears that you call findViewById() in the constructor of your Activity subclass. You cannot do this. You must do all initialization in the onCreate() method instead. I strongly suggest you learn about the activity lifecycle. You must use this correctly in order to write any Android apps.