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Android Build a Weather App (2015) Hooking Up the Model to the View Setting the Weather Icon

Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos
19,315 Points

Can I change the ImageView like this?

I chose to change my ImageView differently, is this wrong?


In the video we would be doing something like this (getResource is deprecated)

Drawable drawable = ContextCompat.getDrawable(this, mCurrentWeather.getIconId());

I tried both ways and they both work, only thing i'm curious about is why Ben chose to go the more complicated route instead of doing it in one simple line?

Is the first method wrong or something?

1 Answer

Darel Bitsy
Darel Bitsy
6,910 Points

Hi, it's more a question of performance and from the android documentation , it's recomended to use setImageDrawable()

setImageResource() : This does Bitmap reading and decoding on the UI thread, which can cause a latency hiccup. If that's a concern, consider using setImageDrawable(android.graphics.drawable.Drawable) or setImageBitmap(android.graphics.Bitmap) and BitmapFactory instead.

Source : https://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/ImageView.html#setImageResource%28int%29