android – Using drawable resources-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have this problem, see the trace stack:

E/AndroidRuntime(2410): Caused by: org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserException: Binary XML file line #5: <bitmap> requires a valid src attribute

My xml file looks like:

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >
    <item>
        <bitmap android:src="@drawable/btn_1"/>
    </item>
</layer-list>

btn_1 is another xml file in drawable resources
When i’m using an image(*.png) instead of xml drawable it’s ok.

Can I use a drawable resource as src to bitmap?
Just in case here is my btn_1.xml file. It doesn’t work even if btn_1 file have no items.

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >
<item android:drawable="@drawable/btn_arrow_bg_red"/>
<item>
    <bitmap
        android:gravity="center"
        android:src="@drawable/btn_arrow_white" />
</item>
</layer-list>
How to solve:

You cant have an xml drawable as source for bitmap. Because for example if it was possible, then it could mistakenly create a black-hole by calling xml to itself.

Lets suppose, you have an xml drawable A which has a bitmap whos source is drawable B. But in drawable B, it has a bitmap whos source is drawable A. This will create a circular loop which cant be resolved. That is why you need to provide an image as a source for bitmap to avoid any confusion

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To avoid error: Binary XML file line #XXX: requires a valid src attribute

inside a layer-list, use:

<item android:drawable="@drawable/image" />

instead of:

<item>
  <bitmap android:src="@drawable/image"/>
</item>

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drawable/yourDrawable.xml

In the following code I have a vector as a background as the first item and in the second item centered logo with a custom size above the background.

<layer-list
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item
        android:drawable="@drawable/background_in_svg_1">

    </item>
    <item
        android:width="200dp"
        android:height="60dp"
        android:gravity="center_vertical|center_horizontal"
        android:drawable="@drawable/logo_in_svg_2"/>
</layer-list>

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