android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #2: Error inflating class <unknown>-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am developing a simple app. Just finished the home screen. If the orientation changes more than two times, it is throwing the error and application is force closing.

My activity Code :

public class PasswordActivity extends Activity implements OnClickListener {
Button login;  
Button forgot;
Button register;  

private static final String PREFERENCES = "prefs";
private static final String PREFERENCES_NAME = "pref_name"; 
SharedPreferences settings;
private Cursor c;

@Override 
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.main); 
    login=(Button)findViewById(R.id.login_login);
    login.setOnClickListener(this);
    register=(Button)findViewById(R.id.login_register);
    register.setOnClickListener(this);

}
public void onClick(View v) {
}

}

My Xml Code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="vertical"    
android:background="@drawable/listpic"
>

<LinearLayout 
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="horizontal"
android:paddingTop="5dp"
android:paddingLeft="3dp"
android:paddingRight="3dp"
>  
<TextView 
 android:layout_width="fill_parent"
 android:layout_weight="0.75"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:text="@string/login_user_name"
 android:textStyle="bold"
 />
<EditText 
 android:layout_width="fill_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:layout_weight="0.25"
 android:id="@+id/login_user_name"
 android:inputType="text"
 />
</LinearLayout>
<LinearLayout 
  android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="horizontal"
android:paddingLeft="3dp"
android:paddingRight="3dp"
  >  
<TextView 
 android:layout_width="fill_parent"
 android:layout_weight="0.75"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:text="@string/login_password"
 android:textStyle="bold"
 />
<EditText 
 android:layout_width="fill_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:layout_weight="0.25"
 android:inputType="textPassword"
 android:id="@+id/login_password"
 />
</LinearLayout>

<LinearLayout 
  android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="horizontal"
android:paddingLeft="3dp"
android:paddingRight="3dp"
  >  
<Button 
 style="@style/left_button"
 android:text="@string/login_submit"
 android:id="@+id/login_login"
 />

<Button 
  style="@style/right_button"
  android:id="@+id/login_register"
  android:text="@string/register"

    />

</LinearLayout>
</LinearLayout>

Log Cat Details:

10-21 12:05:59.982: D/dalvikvm(622): GC_EXTERNAL_ALLOC freed 774 objects / 56240 bytes in 61ms
10-21 12:06:15.031: D/dalvikvm(622): GC_EXTERNAL_ALLOC freed 737 objects / 30992 bytes in 59ms
10-21 12:06:18.022: E/dalvikvm-heap(622): 7596000-byte external allocation too large for this process.
10-21 12:06:18.022: E/GraphicsJNI(622): VM won't let us allocate 7596000 bytes
10-21 12:06:18.043: D/AndroidRuntime(622): Shutting down VM
10-21 12:06:18.043: W/dalvikvm(622): threadid=1: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x4001d800)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.ravi.password/com.ravi.password.PasswordActivity}: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #2: Error inflating class <unknown>
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2663)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4627)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:521)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:868)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:626)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622): Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #2: Error inflating class <unknown>
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:513)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneLayoutInflater.onCreateView(PhoneLayoutInflater.java:56)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:563)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:385)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:320)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:276)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneWindow.setContentView(PhoneWindow.java:198)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.app.Activity.setContentView(Activity.java:1647)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at com.ravi.password.PasswordActivity.onCreate(PasswordActivity.java:34)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1047)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2627)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  ... 12 more
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622): Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.widget.LinearLayout.<init>(LinearLayout.java:115)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.constructNative(Native Method)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:446)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:500)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     ... 22 more
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622): Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: bitmap size exceeds VM budget
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.graphics.Bitmap.nativeCreate(Native Method)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.graphics.Bitmap.createBitmap(Bitmap.java:468)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.graphics.Bitmap.createBitmap(Bitmap.java:435)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.graphics.Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(Bitmap.java:340)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.graphics.BitmapFactory.finishDecode(BitmapFactory.java:488)
 10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):     at android.graphics.BitmapFactory.decodeStream(BitmapFactory.java:462)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.graphics.BitmapFactory.decodeResourceStream(BitmapFactory.java:323)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  at android.view.ViewGroup.<init>(ViewGroup.java:285)
10-21 12:06:18.092: E/AndroidRuntime(622):  ... 26 more 

Images are of very small size around 5kb.

How to solve:

At runtime, Android resize’s images based on need (based on the screen size and resolution). It uses Bitmap’s for doing the resizing internally. Which, obviously, is very memory intensive (kinda allocates memory like crazy). One quick way to fix such issues can be, that you copy all drawable files to drawable-ldpi, mdpi, hdpi folders. This way android will just pick up the files from these folders and not resize them.

Its a random kind exception, a real pain to fix.

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please follow background image size

for Supported device

LDPI:
Portrait: 200x320px
Landscape: 320x200px
MDPI:
Portrait: 320x480px
Landscape: 480x320px
HDPI:
Portrait: 480x800px
Landscape: 800x480px
XHDPI:
Portrait: 720px1280px
Landscape: 1280x720px

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Sorry for my bad English

I had the same problem, if you put any “xml” files into “drawable-24” just move them to “drawable“, this was the solution that i did to solve this problem

have a nice day 🙂

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As the others clarified, part of a problem was an issue related to the background image I’d set for my layout. However, getting that solved, I persistently encountered the error:

Unfortunately the application has stopped

With trial and error, I found the problem was caused by the <view> elements which after deleting them, I could eventually run the application.

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