eccentricbiped eccentricbiped - 6 months ago 27
Android Question

Error inflating when extending a class

I'm trying to create a custom view

GhostSurfaceCameraView
that extends
SurfaceView
. Here's my class definition file

GhostSurfaceCameraView.java
:

public class GhostSurfaceCameraView extends SurfaceView implements SurfaceHolder.Callback {
SurfaceHolder mHolder;
Camera mCamera;

GhostSurfaceCameraView(Context context) {
super(context);

// Install a SurfaceHolder.Callback so we get notified when the
// underlying surface is created and destroyed.
mHolder = getHolder();
mHolder.addCallback(this);
mHolder.setType(SurfaceHolder.SURFACE_TYPE_PUSH_BUFFERS);
}

public void surfaceCreated(SurfaceHolder holder) {
// The Surface has been created, acquire the camera and tell it where to draw.
mCamera = Camera.open();
try {
mCamera.setPreviewDisplay(holder);
} catch (IOException exception) {
mCamera.release();
mCamera = null;
// TODO: add more exception handling logic here
}
}

public void surfaceDestroyed(SurfaceHolder holder) {
// Surface will be destroyed when we return, so stop the preview.
// Because the CameraDevice object is not a shared resource, it's very
// important to release it when the activity is paused.
mCamera.stopPreview();
mCamera.release();
mCamera = null;
}

public void surfaceChanged(SurfaceHolder holder, int format, int w, int h) {
// Now that the size is known, set up the camera parameters and begin
// the preview.
Camera.Parameters parameters = mCamera.getParameters();
parameters.setPreviewSize(w, h);
parameters.set("orientation", "portrait");
// parameters.setRotation(90); // API 5+
mCamera.setParameters(parameters);
mCamera.startPreview();
}
}


And this is in my ghostviewscreen.xml:

<com.alpenglow.androcap.GhostSurfaceCameraView android:id="@+id/ghostview_cameraview"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"/>


Now in the activity I made:

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
try {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.ghostviewscreen);
}
}


When
setContentView()
gets called, an exception is thrown:

Binary XML file 09-17 22:47:01.958: ERROR/ERROR(337):
ERROR IN CODE:
android.view.InflateException: Binary
XML file line #14: Error inflating
class
com.alpenglow.androcap.GhostSurfaceCameraView


Can anyone tell me why I get this error? Thanks.

Answer

I think I figured out why this wasn't working. I was only providing a constructor for the case of one parameter 'context' when I should have provided a constructor for the two parameter 'Context, AttributeSet' case. I also needed to give the constructor(s) public access. Here's my fix:

public class GhostSurfaceCameraView extends SurfaceView implements SurfaceHolder.Callback {
        SurfaceHolder mHolder;
        Camera mCamera;

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