James James - 1 year ago 84
Java Question

Unknown fatal exception at Runtime when using Fragments and lists

Afternoon all,

I'm currently learning all about fragments and their use in android apps. I'm trying to populate a listView with an array of Strings. This sort of idea worked when I was populating the list without using fragments but at the moment it's throwing a runtime exception "Unable to start activity". A simple point at where to look would be much appreciated as I can't figure out the logcat reading.

The fragment is thus:

public class setupFragment extends Fragment {

public void onAttach(Context context) {

public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
Bundle savedInstanceState) {

View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_setup, container, false);

ListView listView = (ListView)getView().findViewById(R.id.listView); //the program seems to at this point

String[] setups = getResources().getStringArray(R.array.setups);

ArrayAdapter<String> arrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getActivity(),
android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, android.R.id.text1, setups);


return view;

It's my first time posting java fragments, so any posting errors I apologize for. Cursory breakpoint debugging indicates that the program is breaking on the ListView declaration.

I can post some of the logcat on request, I'm not posting it at the moment due it being long and convoluted.

Answer Source

Replace: ListView listView = (ListView)getView().findViewById(R.id.listView);

with: ListView listView = (ListView) view.findViewById(R.id.listView);

You can't call getView() before returning one from onCreateView().

getView() returns null.

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