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Android Android Lists and Adapters (2015) Using Parcelable Data Retrieving Parcelable Data

Runkun Miao
Runkun Miao
4,186 Points

NullPointerException returns when I click daily button

FATAL EXCEPTION: main Process: com.example.miaor.tutorialweather, PID: 4261 java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'int java.lang.String.hashCode()' on a null object reference at com.example.miaor.tutorialweather.ForecastData.Forecast.getIconID(Forecast.java:44) at com.example.miaor.tutorialweather.ForecastData.Day.getIconID(Day.java:83) at com.example.miaor.tutorialweather.adapters.Adapter.getView(Adapter.java:63)

As my error log shows, the problem is from getting IconID and the debug report also reveals that the mIcon = null when the adapter is setting.

 public class Forecast {

 private Current mCurrent;
    private Hour[] mHours;
    private Day[] mDays;

     public static int getIconID(String weather){
        switch (weather){
            case "clear-day":
                return R.drawable.clear_day;
            case "clear-night":
                return R.drawable.clear_night;
            case "rain":
                return R.drawable.rain;
            case "snow":
                return R.drawable.snow;
            case "sleet":
                return R.drawable.sleet;
            case "wind":
                return R.drawable.wind;
            case "fog":
                return R.drawable.fog;
            case "cloudy":
                return R.drawable.cloudy;
            case "partly-cloudy-day":
                return R.drawable.partly_cloudy;
            case "partly-cloudy-nigh":
                return R.drawable.cloudy_night;
                return R.drawable.sunny;


public class Day implements Parcelable{

private long mTime;
private String mSummary;
private double mTemperatureMax;
private String mIcon;
private String mTimeZone;

public int getIconID(){
    return Forecast.getIconID(mIcon); }


public class Adapter extends BaseAdapter {
    private Context mContext;
    private Day[] mDays;

    public Adapter(Context context, Day[] Day){
        mContext = context;
        mDays = Day;

    public int getCount() {
        return mDays.length;

    public Object getItem(int position) {
        return mDays[position];

    public long getItemId(int position) {
        return 0; ///used to tag items for easy items

    public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
        ViewHolder holder;

        if (convertView == null){
            convertView = LayoutInflater.from(mContext).inflate(R.layout.daily_list_item, null);
            holder = new ViewHolder();
            holder.dayLabel = (TextView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.DayName_Daily);
            holder.iconImageView = (ImageView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.IconWeather_Daily);
            holder.temperatureLabel = (TextView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.TemperatureLabel_Daily);

        else {
            holder = (ViewHolder) convertView.getTag();

        Day day = mDays[position];
        return convertView;

    private static class ViewHolder{
        ImageView iconImageView;
        TextView temperatureLabel;
        TextView dayLabel;
Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

um, well i can't see anything that would set mIcon, and i'm not sure null is supported in a switch (see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18263489/why-doesnt-string-switch-statement-support-a-null-case)