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

My code is giving me an error on the drawable

Here is my code:

package com.example.roshan.mystoryapp.ui;

import android.app.Activity; import android.content.Intent; import android.graphics.drawable.Drawable; import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity; import android.os.Bundle; import android.util.Log; import android.widget.Button; import android.widget.ImageView; import android.widget.TextView;

import com.example.roshan.mystoryapp.R; import com.example.roshan.mystoryapp.model.Page; import com.example.roshan.mystoryapp.model.Story;

class StoryActivity extends Activity {

 public static final String TAG = StoryActivity.class.getSimpleName();

 public Story mStory = new Story();
 private ImageView mImageView;
 private TextView mTextView;
 private Button mChoice1;
 private Button mChoice2;

 protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

     Intent intent = getIntent();
     String name = intent.getStringExtra("name");
     if (name == null) {
         name = "Friend";
     Log.d(TAG, name);

     mImageView = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.storyImageView);
     mTextView = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.storyTextView);
     mChoice1 = (Button) findViewById(R.id.choiceButton1);
     mChoice2 = (Button) findViewById(R.id.choiceButton2);

 private void  loadPage(){
   Page page = mStory.getPage(0);
 Drawable drawable = getResources().getDrawable(page.getImageId());



2 Answers

Similar to James I was able to get mine working using ResourcesCompat.

        Drawable drawable = ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), page.getImageId(), null);


I'm not seeing anything immediately popping out as wrong, could you post your full error message? If you're getting the warning about getDrawable being deprecated, you do have a few options available to you.

One option is to use the ContextCompat static method.

For example change

Drawable drawable = getResources().getDrawable(mCurrentWeather.getIconId());


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

You also need to make sure you're importing the right class, but I believe just using the optimize your imports command should bring in the right one as long as the support library is included in your build.gradle file.