Santosh Santosh - 3 months ago 34
Android Question

How to solve NullPointerException void com.google.android.gms.ads.AdView.loadAd(com.google.android.gms.ads.AdRequest) with Butterknife

Actually, I am trying to make an app with free and paid flavors. When I use simple findViewById method to bind then it works fine. But when I trying to add butterKnife, I desperately stuck with butterKnife.

I am trying to bind content (such as AdMob OR Button) by butterknife bind in MainActivity.java file. but it shows Nullpointer exception error first it shows on AdMob object nullpointer exception. I run clean project then it shows on button.onClickListener Nullpointer exception.

Please help me...

Here is the Error: which shows AdMob nullpointerException:

09-08 19:04:30.860 19466-19466/? E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
Process: com.santossingh.jokeapp.free, PID: 19466
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.santossingh.jokeapp.free/com.santossingh.jokeapp.free.MainActivity}: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void com.google.android.gms.ads.AdView.loadAd(com.google.android.gms.ads.AdRequest)' on a null object reference
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2416)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2476)
at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap11(ActivityThread.java)
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1344)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5417)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:726)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:616)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void com.google.android.gms.ads.AdView.loadAd(com.google.android.gms.ads.AdRequest)' on a null object reference
at com.santossingh.jokeapp.free.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:62)
at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:6237)
at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1107)
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2369)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2476) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.-wrap11(ActivityThread.java) 
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1344) 
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) 
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:148) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5417) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:726) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:616) 
09-08 19:04:35.652 837-2192/system_process E/Surface: getSlotFromBufferLocked: unknown buffer: 0xf2cf6c90
09-08 19:04:56.030 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:06:20.986 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:07:41.011 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:09:01.042 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:10:20.982 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:11:46.019 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:13:06.051 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:14:41.018 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null
09-08 19:16:06.047 837-853/system_process E/BluetoothAdapter: Bluetooth binder is null


2-MainActivity.java

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements AsyncResponse{

@BindView(R.id.avi) AVLoadingIndicatorView avLoadingIndicatorView;
@BindView(R.id.button_jokeTeller) Button button_JokeTeller;
@BindView(R.id.instruction_TextView)
TextView instruction;
@BindView(R.id.container) RelativeLayout relativeLayout;
@BindView(R.id.adView) AdView adView;
@BindView(R.id.progressBar) LinearLayout linearLayout;

private InterstitialAd mInterstitialAd;
EndpointsAsyncTask endpointsAsyncTask;
private static final String JOKE_TAG="joke";

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
ButterKnife.bind(this);

endpointsAsyncTask = new EndpointsAsyncTask(this);

AdRequest adRequestBanner = new AdRequest.Builder().build();
adView.loadAd(adRequestBanner);

mInterstitialAd = new InterstitialAd(this);
mInterstitialAd.setAdUnitId(getString(R.string.interstitial_ad_unit_id));
AdRequest adRequestInterstitial = new AdRequest.Builder().build();
mInterstitialAd.loadAd(adRequestInterstitial);

button_JokeTeller.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View v) {
showInterstitial();
}
});

mInterstitialAd.setAdListener(new AdListener() {
@Override
public void onAdClosed() {
showProgressbar(true);
showJoke();
}

@Override
public void onAdFailedToLoad(int errorCode) {
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Ad failed to load! error code: " + errorCode, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
}

@Override
public void onAdLeftApplication() {
showProgressbar(true);
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Ad left application!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
}

@Override
public void onAdOpened() {
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Ad is opened!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
}
});
}
private void showInterstitial() {
if (mInterstitialAd.isLoaded()) {
mInterstitialAd.show();
}
}

public void showJoke(){
endpointsAsyncTask.execute(getString(R.string.keyword));
}

@Override
public void processFinish(String result) {
Intent intent = new Intent(this, JokeActivity
.class)
.putExtra(JOKE_TAG, result);
showProgressbar(false);
startActivity(intent);
}

public void showProgressbar(boolean a){
if(a==true){
relativeLayout.setVisibility(View.GONE);
linearLayout.setVisibility(View.VISIBLE);
}else{
linearLayout.setVisibility(View.GONE);
relativeLayout.setVisibility(View.VISIBLE);
}
}
}


3- activity_main.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
android:id="@+id/activity_main"
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:background="#0e73a6"
android:padding="10dp"
tools:context="com.santossingh.jokeapp.free.MainActivity"
xmlns:ads="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto">
<LinearLayout
android:id="@+id/progressBar"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:gravity="center"
android:layout_height="match_parent">

<com.wang.avi.AVLoadingIndicatorView
android:id="@+id/avi"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
style="@style/AVLoadingIndicatorView"
android:visibility="visible"
app:indicatorName="BallPulseIndicator"
/>
</LinearLayout>
<RelativeLayout android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:id="@+id/container">
<TextView
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="@string/instructions"
android:textColor="#fff"
android:id="@+id/instruction_TextView"
/>

<Button android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:id="@+id/button_jokeTeller"
android:layout_below="@+id/instruction_TextView"
android:text="@string/button_text"
/>

<!-- view for AdMob Banner Ad -->
<com.google.android.gms.ads.AdView
android:id="@+id/adView"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
ads:adSize="BANNER"
ads:adUnitId="@string/banner_ad_unit_id"/>
</RelativeLayout>

</RelativeLayout>


4- manifest file

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>

<application>
<activity android:name="com.santossingh.jokeapp.free.MainActivity"
>
<!-- This meta-data tag is required to use Google Play Services. -->
<meta-data
android:name="com.google.android.gms.version"
android:value="@integer/google_play_services_version"/>

<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
</intent-filter>
</activity>
</application>

<activity
android:name="com.google.android.gms.ads.AdActivity"
android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|uiMode|screenSize|smallestScreenSize"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Translucent"/>
</manifest>

Answer

you are missing

adView = (AdView)this.findViewById(R.id.adView);

Change code as below

AdRequest adRequestBanner = new AdRequest.Builder().build();
**adView = (AdView)this.findViewById(R.id.adView);**
        adView.loadAd(adRequestBanner);

Update dependency for

dependencies { compile 'com.jakewharton:butterknife:8.0.1' apt 'com.jakewharton:butterknife-compiler:8.0.1' }