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

Setting icon in CurrentWeather.java

I have my in-app images in

drawable-> [drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-xdpi, drawable-xxdpi]

The IDE doesn't seem to find the files when I call

public int getIconId() {
        int iconId = R.drawable.clear_day;

        if (mIcon.equals("clear-day")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.clear_day;
        else if (mIcon.equals("clear-night")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.clear_night;
        else if (mIcon.equals("rain")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.rain;
        else if (mIcon.equals("snow")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.snow;
        else if (mIcon.equals("sleet")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.sleet;
        else if (mIcon.equals("wind")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.wind;
        else if (mIcon.equals("fog")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.fog;
        else if (mIcon.equals("cloudy")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.cloudy;
        else if (mIcon.equals("partly-cloudy-day")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.partly_cloudy;
        else if (mIcon.equals("partly-cloudy-night")) {
            iconId = R.drawable.cloudy_night;

        return iconId;

"Cannot resolve symbol 'clear_day'" (It says this for all of the icons in getIconId method)

What I've done so far:

  1. checked 100 times that the files are in drawable-> [drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-xdpi, drawable-xxdpi]

  2. Gone to Build->Clean project

  3. deleted and re-added the folders in to drawable.

I Don't know what else to do... :( Please help me!

EDIT: https://github.com/Jourio/AndroidApps/tree/master/WeatherApp/Stormy

1 Answer


The drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-xdpi, drawable-xxdpi folders have to be in the same folder as the drawable folder.

Instead of res > drawable > drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-xdpi, drawable-xxdpi it should be res > drawable, drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-xdpi, drawable-xxdpi

That should fix your issue.

Good luck!

Yes I just figured this out after going back in the videos and checking the folder structure..

Thank you for the answer!