synic synic - 1 month ago 8
Android Question

java.lang.StackOverFlow error. Suspected too many views?

When you get an error like the one below (Android 1.5), is it because there are too many nested ViewGroups, or because the total number of Views is too great? Are there any tricks to get around it while still keeping the same look to your app?

java.lang.StackOverflowError
at android.text.Styled.measureText(Styled.java:371)
at android.text.Layout.measureText(Layout.java:1600)
at android.text.Layout.getLineMax(Layout.java:654)
at android.text.Layout.draw(Layout.java:310)
at android.text.BoringLayout.draw(BoringLayout.java:356)
at android.widget.TextView.onDraw(TextView.java:3921)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5838)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1484)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.widget.AbsListView.dispatchDraw(AbsListView.java:1319)
at android.widget.ListView.dispatchDraw(ListView.java:2820)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5944)
at android.widget.AbsListView.draw(AbsListView.java:2121)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1484)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5841)
at android.widget.FrameLayout.draw(FrameLayout.java:352)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1484)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5841)
at android.widget.FrameLayout.draw(FrameLayout.java:352)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5841)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5841)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5841)
at android.widget.FrameLayout.draw(FrameLayout.java:352)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1486)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1484)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.ViewGroup.drawChild(ViewGroup.java:1484)
at android.view.ViewGroup.dispatchDraw(ViewGroup.java:1228)
at android.view.View.draw(View.java:5841)
at android.widget.FrameLayout.draw(FrameLayout.java:352)
at com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneWindow$DecorView.draw(PhoneWindow.java:1847)
at android.view.ViewRoot.draw(ViewRoot.java:1217)
at android.view.ViewRoot.performTraversals(ViewRoot.java:1030)
at android.view.ViewRoot.handleMessage(ViewRoot.java:1482)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:123)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:3948)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:521)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:782)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:540)
at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

Answer

You have (way) too many nested layouts. You can check out the official Android blog at d.android.com to get tips and tricks on how to optimize layouts.