The developers website simply states that getHeight() will return the bitmap’s height, but can someone tell me that is in pixel unit or dp unit?
It’s pixel. In Java code you usually work with pixels, e.g. a view’s width and height.
After Hours of Experimenting I found that it actually return height in dp units.You can verify it by changing the device screen in emulator.
bitmap.getWidth() returns width in
dp unit or
dpi (density per inch) for a device, use
float dpi = context.getResources().getDisplayMetrics().density;
To convert dp to px
float px = dp * dpi;
and to convert px to dp
float dp = px/dpi;
If you read on how android deals with views this not clear at all. See “Supporting Multiple Screeens”. After reading that document I have come to the conclusion that “it depends.” (And I’m still guessing as I have not verified my analysis.) If the View was declared with size “wrap_content”, “fill_parent”, or “dp” then you get “dp”, otherwise you get pixels. If you used “dp” then scaling to pixels is achieved by multiplying by
For 160 dpi screen, this returns 1.0; for 320 pi screen this returns 2.0.
Dividing by getResources()….density.