Android: FileNotFoundException on an image in drawable


I'm trying to use this code that I've seen on multiple posts throughout stackoverflow

public static Bitmap loadBitmap(Context context, String filename) throws IOException { AssetManager assets = context.getResources().getAssets(); InputStream buf = new BufferedInputStream((assets.open("drawable/" + filename))); Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeStream(buf); return bitmap; }

but I'm getting a "FileNotFoundException: drawable/filename". I definitely have a file with the name I'm trying to load in the drawable folders. Any ideas? I've tried with and without the file extension, tried putting the file into every folder and tried multiple phones/emulator.


The AssetManager is intended to access the data in the assets folder. So in your example, it looks for assets/drawable/filename and does not find anything.

To get a resource from drawable, one should use

Drawable d = getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.filename);

If you're sure it's a bitmap, you can do it like so:

Bitmap bm = ((BitmapDrawable)getResources() .getDrawable(R.drawable.filename)).getBitmap();


You can do it like this...

// load image from Assets folder // get input stream InputStream mIms = getAssets().open("ic_launcher.png"); // load image as Drawable Drawable mDraw = Drawable.createFromStream(mIms, null); // set image to ImageView mIms.setImageDrawable(mDraw);


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