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

Odd error when clicking the daily button

I am getting an odd error when clicking the daily button

 3701-3701/johnweland.me.stormy E/AndroidRuntime﹕ FATAL EXCEPTION: main
    Process: johnweland.me.stormy, PID: 3701
    java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void android.widget.ImageView.setImageResource(int)' on a null object reference
            at johnweland.me.stormy.adapters.DayAdapter.getView(DayAdapter.java:60)
            at android.widget.AbsListView.obtainView(AbsListView.java:2347)
            at android.widget.ListView.makeAndAddView(ListView.java:1864)
            at android.widget.ListView.fillDown(ListView.java:698)
            at android.widget.ListView.fillFromTop(ListView.java:759)
            at android.widget.ListView.layoutChildren(ListView.java:1673)
            at android.widget.AbsListView.onLayout(AbsListView.java:2151)
            at android.view.View.layout(View.java:15671)
            at android.view.ViewGroup.layout(ViewGroup.java:5038)
            at android.widget.RelativeLayout.onLayout(RelativeLayout.java:1076)
            at android.view.View.layout(View.java:15671)
            at android.view.ViewGroup.layout(ViewGroup.java:5038)
            at android.widget.FrameLayout.layoutChildren(FrameLayout.java:579)
            at android.widget.FrameLayout.onLayout(FrameLayout.java:514)
            at android.view.View.layout(View.java:15671)
            at android.view.ViewGroup.layout(ViewGroup.java:5038)
            at android.widget.LinearLayout.setChildFrame(LinearLayout.java:1703)
            at android.widget.LinearLayout.layoutVertical(LinearLayout.java:1557)
            at android.widget.LinearLayout.onLayout(LinearLayout.java:1466)
            at android.view.View.layout(View.java:15671)
            at android.view.ViewGroup.layout(ViewGroup.java:5038)
            at android.widget.FrameLayout.layoutChildren(FrameLayout.java:579)
            at android.widget.FrameLayout.onLayout(FrameLayout.java:514)
            at android.view.View.layout(View.java:15671)
            at android.view.ViewGroup.layout(ViewGroup.java:5038)
            at android.view.ViewRootImpl.performLayout(ViewRootImpl.java:2086)
            at android.view.ViewRootImpl.performTraversals(ViewRootImpl.java:1843)
            at android.view.ViewRootImpl.doTraversal(ViewRootImpl.java:1061)
            at android.view.ViewRootImpl$TraversalRunnable.run(ViewRootImpl.java:5885)
            at android.view.Choreographer$CallbackRecord.run(Choreographer.java:767)
            at android.view.Choreographer.doCallbacks(Choreographer.java:580)
            at android.view.Choreographer.doFrame(Choreographer.java:550)
            at android.view.Choreographer$FrameDisplayEventReceiver.run(Choreographer.java:753)
            at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:739)
            at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
            at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5254)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:903)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:698)

the only file that's 'mine' (not built by AS) is the Day Adapter line:60

     holder.iconImageView.setImageResource(day.getIconId());

3 Answers

If I had to guess since I don't have access to all of the code. It would be that you did not set holder.iconImageView.

try this line inside of the if(convertView == null) statement

holder.iconImageView = (ImageView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.iconImageView);

The error is coming from a nullPointerException which means that the object you are trying to reference is null. Which would mean that you forgot initialize that object.

Edit:

I found the problem looking through the full code. The problem is that the id of what you are trying to access is not iconImageView but instead circleImageView. You are technically initializing the object holder.iconImageView but since the id does not match an id inside of the inflated daily_list_item it is just being initialized to null.

For future NullPointerExeptions my suggestion to debugging is to run the program inside of android studio's debugger and add a break point at the line number for the error. Since the error was with setting a imageResource on a Image view it is safe to assume that the ImageView is null in that case you need to just go through the code and see why it would be null. In this case just a missused ID.

Hope this helps.

Here is that entire DayAdapter class

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

    public DayAdapter (Context context, Day[] days) {
        mContext = context;
        mDays = days;
    }

    @Override
    public int getCount() {
        return mDays.length;
    }

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

    @Override
    public long getItemId(int position) {
        return 0; // We aren't going to use this. Tag items of easy reference.
    }

    @Override
    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.iconImageView = (ImageView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.iconImageView);
            holder.temperatureLabel =  (TextView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.temperatureLabel);
            holder.dayLabel =  (TextView) convertView.findViewById(R.id.dayNameLabel);

            convertView.setTag(holder);
        } else {
            holder = (ViewHolder) convertView.getTag();
        }
        Day day = mDays[position];

        holder.iconImageView.setImageResource(day.getIconId());
        holder.temperatureLabel.setText(day.getTemperatureMax() + "");
        if (position == 0) {
            holder.dayLabel.setText("Today");
        } else {
            holder.dayLabel.setText(day.getDayOfTheWeek());
        }
        return convertView;
    }
    private static class ViewHolder {
        ImageView iconImageView;
        TextView temperatureLabel;
        TextView dayLabel;
    }
}

here is a link to my repo of it. https://github.com/johnweland/stormy/tree/ListViews%26RecyclerViews

Edited after looking through your code. I kept my original response because that can be the reason for the error in many cases in this situation.

Thanks mate!

Thank you Sam!!!!

I've been trying to figure it out for the last couple of days. Cross-referencing the downloadable files didn't help, because they contain the same line of code.

Thanks again!

Daniel Musser
Daniel Musser
3,711 Points

I'm having a very similar issue with getting a null pointer exception, and when I try to run the debugger with the breakpoint at the line number that contains the error, it does show that the holder.iconImageView is null, but I can't figure out for the life of me, why it would be, since I basically just copied the code that Ben shows in the videos exactly.

The top portion of the error I'm getting is:

FATAL EXCEPTION: main
Process: com.example.danielmusser.stormy, PID: 11436
java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void android.widget.ImageView.setImageResource(int)' on a null object reference
at com.example.danielmusser.stormy.adapters.DayAdapter$override.getView(DayAdapter.java:61)
at com.example.danielmusser.stormy.adapters.DayAdapter$override.access$dispatch(DayAdapter.java)
at com.example.danielmusser.stormy.adapters.DayAdapter.getView(DayAdapter.java:0)

And this is what my dayAdapter class looks like:

package com.example.danielmusser.stormy.adapters;

import android.content.Context;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.BaseAdapter;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.TextView;

import com.example.danielmusser.stormy.R;
import com.example.danielmusser.stormy.weather.Day;

public class DayAdapter extends BaseAdapter {

    private Context mContext;
    private Day[] mDays;

    public DayAdapter(Context context, Day[] days) {
        mContext = context;
        mDays = days;
    }

    @Override
    public int getCount() {
        return mDays.length;
    }

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

    @Override
    public long getItemId(int position) {
        return 0; // won't be used, but you can tag items for easy reference
    }

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

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

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

        Day day = mDays[position];

        holder.iconImageView.setImageResource(day.getIconId());
        holder.temperatureLabel.setText(day.getTemperatureMax() + "");
        holder.dayLabel.setText(day.getDayOfTheWeek());

        return convertView;
    }

    private static class ViewHolder {
        ImageView iconImageView; // public by default
        TextView temperatureLabel;
        TextView dayLabel;
    }
}

Does anybody have any idea on what I'd need to do to fix it?

Daniel Musser
Daniel Musser
3,711 Points

SOLVED IT! I used the debugger to check that all of the variables were getting populated with info and they were, so I eventually saw that the holder.iconImageView was null even after the line where it should have been populated with a resource id. So I checked the id of the iconImageView in the daily_list_item.xml and iconImageView had a capital "i" at the beginning. So I fixed that, and then my code worked!