Brandon Brandon - 3 months ago 16
Android Question

Set an image on imageview using arraylist strings and strings

Brief Description: This is a speech to text app, if the word they spoken is also a word in the database file then it will also have an image of that word spoken.

So I attempted to use imageResource to set the image but it failed, as it is using an ArrayList and a String for the first part of the imageResoruce function. which is assumed to be causing the error message as it crashes when i open the application.

Main.java

public class Main extends Activity {

private static final int VR_Request = 100;

private final String pathname = ".png"; //path name of an image file stored in the drawable folder

TextView speechInput;
TextView matchOrNot;

String[] wordBank; //
ArrayList<String> wordBANK;

ImageButton speechBtn;

ImageView image;
Resources res = getResources();
int resID;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_reverse_pictionary);

speechInput = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.english_word);
matchOrNot = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.matchOrNot);
wordBank = getResources().getStringArray(R.array.Words);
speechBtn = (ImageButton) findViewById(R.id.mic_pic_button);
wordBANK = new ArrayList<String>(Arrays.asList(wordBank));
image = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.imageOfword);

}

public void onMic(View view) {
promptSpeechInput();

}

public void promptSpeechInput() {

}

public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent intent) {

if(requestCode == VR_Request && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {

ArrayList<String> result = intent.getStringArrayListExtra(RecognizerIntent.EXTRA_RESULTS);

if(wordBANK.contains(result.get(0).toLowerCase())){
speechInput.setText(result.get(0).toUpperCase());
matchOrNot.setText("MATCH");
resID = res.getIdentifier(result.get(0).toLowerCase()+pathname, "drawable", getPackageName());
image.setImageResource(resID);
}else {
speechInput.setText(result.get(0));
matchOrNot.setText("NO MATCH");
}
}
super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, intent);

}
}


RunTime Error Message:

08-10 21:07:37.678 2344-2344/com.example.speechtotext E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
Process: com.example.speechtotext, PID: 2344
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate activity ComponentInfo{com.example.speechtotext/com.example.speechtotext.Main}: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'android.content.res.Resources android.content.Context.getResources()' on a null object reference
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2327)
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 'android.content.res.Resources android.content.Context.getResources()' on a null object reference
at android.content.ContextWrapper.getResources(ContextWrapper.java:87)
at android.view.ContextThemeWrapper.getResources(ContextThemeWrapper.java:81)
at com.example.speechtotext.Main.<init>(Main.java:38)
at java.lang.Class.newInstance(Native Method)
at android.app.Instrumentation.newActivity(Instrumentation.java:1067)
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2317)
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) 


Any Ideas? Thank you in advance!

Answer

Move the code :

Resources res = getResources();

into the onCreate() method.

You can not use getResources() before the activity created.

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