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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) Finishing the User Interface Loading the First Page

I get the error get drawable is deprecated what should I change it to?

Drawable drawable = getResources().getDrawable(page.getImageId()); mImageView.setImageDrawable(drawable);

it says that getDrawable is deprecated, what should I do?

4 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,407 Points

Option: Do nothing.

"Deprecated" doesn't mean it won't work, but its use is discouraged moving forward. It won't prevent your app from compiling and building.

With this particular one, you'll have a problem trying to fix it because the fix is only valid for API level 21+ (Lollipop). You'll almost certainly get an error that it's not supported by your project's minimumSdkLevel (14 or 15).

Andrew Winkler
Andrew Winkler
37,739 Points

I was able to get mine working using ResourcesCompat. java Drawable drawable = ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), page.getImageId(), null); mImageView.setImageDrawable(drawable);

thanks Andrew Winkler it is working

Evan Tidwell
Evan Tidwell
7,608 Points

Instead of

Drawable drawable = getResources().getDrawable(page.getImageId);

just use

Drawable drawable = getDrawable(page.getImageId());
Umberto D'Ovidio
Umberto D'Ovidio
4,563 Points

If you use Evan suggestion, make sure to surround you code code like this:

Drawable drawable = null;
        if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= android.os.Build.VERSION_CODES.LOLLIPOP) {
            drawable = getDrawable(page.getImageId());
        } else {
            drawable = getResources().getDrawable(page.getImageId());

This will allow you to run the non-deprecated code if your user is using lollipop or some newer version of android, otherwise it will use the deprecated code