With new android API 22 getResources().getDrawable() is now deprecated. Now the best approach is to use only getDrawable().

What changed?

Solution 1

You have some options to handle this deprecation the right (and future proof) way, depending on which kind of drawable you are loading:

A) drawables with theme attributes


You'll obtain a styled Drawable as your Activity theme instructs. This is probably what you need.

B) drawables without theme attributes

ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(),, null);

You'll get your unstyled drawable the old way. Please note: ResourcesCompat.getDrawable() is not deprecated!

EXTRA) drawables with theme attributes from another theme

ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(),, anotherTheme);

Solution 2

Edit: see my blog post on the subject for a more complete explanation

You should use the following code from the support library instead:

ContextCompat.getDrawable(context, R.drawable.***)

Using this method is equivalent to calling:

    return resources.getDrawable(id, context.getTheme());
} else {
    return resources.getDrawable(id);

As of API 21, you should use the getDrawable(int, Theme) method instead of getDrawable(int), as it allows you to fetch a drawable object associated with a particular resource ID for the given screen density/theme. Calling the deprecated getDrawable(int) method is equivalent to calling getDrawable(int, null).

Solution 3

Replace this line : getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.your_drawable)

with ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), R.drawable.your_drawable, null)


ResourcesCompat is also deprecated now. But you can use this:

ContextCompat.getDrawable(this, R.drawable.your_drawable) (Here this is the context)

for more details follow this link: ContextCompat

Solution 4

getResources().getDrawable() was deprecated in API level 22. Now we must add the theme:

getDrawable (int id, Resources.Theme theme) (Added in API level 21)

This is an example:

myImgView.setImageDrawable(getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.myimage, getApplicationContext().getTheme()));

This is an example how to validate for later versions:

     myImgView.setImageDrawable(getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.myimage, getApplicationContext().getTheme()));
   } else { 

Solution 5

Try this

ContextCompat.getDrawable(getActivity(), R.drawable.drawable_resource_name);

Solution 6

In Kotlin you can use extension

fun Context.getMyDrawable(id : Int) : Drawable?{

    return  ContextCompat.getDrawable(this, id)

then use like


Solution 7

getDrawable(int drawable) is deprecated in API level 22. For reference see this link.

Now to resolve this problem we have to pass a new constructer along with id like as :-

getDrawable(int id, Resources.Theme theme)

For Solutions Do like this:-

In Java:-



 imgProfile.setImageDrawable(getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.img_prof, getApplicationContext().getTheme()));

In Kotlin :-

rel_week.background=ContextCompat.getDrawable(this.requireContext(), R.color.colorWhite)


 rel_day.background=resources.getDrawable(R.drawable.ic_home, context?.theme)

Hope this will help you.Thanks.

Solution 8

You can use


that's work for me

Solution 9

Just an example of how I fixed the problem in an array to load a listView, hope it helps.

 mItems = new ArrayList<ListViewItem>();
//    Resources resources = getResources();

//    mItems.add(new ListViewItem(resources.getDrawable(R.drawable.az_lgo), getString(R.string.st_az), getString(R.string.all_nums)));
//    mItems.add(new ListViewItem(resources.getDrawable(R.drawable.ca_lgo), getString(R.string.st_ca), getString(R.string.all_nums)));
//    mItems.add(new ListViewItem(resources.getDrawable(R.drawable.co_lgo), getString(R.string.st_co), getString(R.string.all_nums)));
    mItems.add(new ListViewItem(ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), R.drawable.az_lgo, null), getString(R.string.st_az), getString(R.string.all_nums)));
    mItems.add(new ListViewItem(ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), R.drawable.ca_lgo, null), getString(R.string.st_ca), getString(R.string.all_nums)));
    mItems.add(new ListViewItem(ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), R.drawable.co_lgo, null), getString(R.string.st_co), getString(R.string.all_nums)));

Solution 10

Try this:

public static List<ProductActivity> getCatalog(Resources res){
    if(catalog == null) {
        catalog.add(new Product("Dead or Alive", res
                "Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood", 29.99));
        catalog.add(new Product("Switch", res
                "Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath", 24.99));
        catalog.add(new Product("Watchmen", res
                "Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons", 14.99));

Solution 11

If you are targeting SDK > 21 (lollipop or 5.0) use


See docs

Solution 12

en api level 14

marker.setIcon(ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), R.drawable.miubicacion, null));

Solution 13

Now you need to implement like this

    } else {

Following single line of code is enough, everything will take care by ContextCompat.getDrawable

ContextCompat.getDrawable(this, R.drawable.your_drawable_file)

Solution 14

For some who still got this issue to solve even after applying the suggestion of this thread(i used to be one like that) add this line on your Application class, onCreate() method


As suggested here and here sometimes this is required to access vectors from resources especially when you're dealing with menu items, etc

Solution 15

In case you need drawable from other app targeting SDK 23 and up

PackageManager manager = getApplicationContext().getPackageManager();
Resources resources = null;
try {
    resources = manager.getResourcesForApplication("com.anyapp");
catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {
assert resources != null;
Drawable notiIcon = ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(resources, current.iconId/* drawable resource id */, null);

Solution 16

Build.VERSION_CODES.LOLLIPOP should now be changed to BuildVersionCodes.Lollipop i.e:

if (Build.VERSION.SdkInt >= BuildVersionCodes.Lollipop) {
    this.Control.Background = this.Resources.GetDrawable(Resource.Drawable.AddBorder, Context.Theme);
} else {
    this.Control.Background = this.Resources.GetDrawable(Resource.Drawable.AddBorder);