Emanuil Rusev Emanuil Rusev - 1 month ago 15
Android Question

Loading remote images

In Android, what is the simplest approach to the following:


  1. Load an image from a remote server.

  2. Display it in an ImageView.


Answer

Here's a method that I actually used in an application and I know it works:

try {
    URL thumb_u = new URL("http://www.example.com/image.jpg");
    Drawable thumb_d = Drawable.createFromStream(thumb_u.openStream(), "src");
    myImageView.setImageDrawable(thumb_d);
}
catch (Exception e) {
    // handle it
}

I have no idea what the second parameter to Drawable.createFromStream is, but passing "src" seems to work. If anyone knows, please shed some light, as the docs don't really say anything about it.

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