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Old 12-19-2007, 04:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I need to display an image on the screen. This is what i am doing

Bitmap img = Bitmap.getBitmapResource("/image.png");
BitmapField bf = new BitmapField(img, BitmapField.FOCUSABLE);

My project is at created at C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 4.2.1\bin.

My jar file and image are in the same folder.

From the BlackBerry JDE i have added the image to the project. still it shows file not found.

where do i need to place the image in my project?

Please help.
Old 12-19-2007, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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See at getResourceAsStream() method of java.lang.Class in the RIM Device Java Library. In my project (i am using eclipse) my source code and my resources are compiled through ant build in one folder so that the main class of the application is in the same folder with the images. I use a code like this:
  private static byte[] readResourceBytes(String resourceName) {
    try {
      InputStream is = Class.forName(MAIN_CLASS).getResourceAsStream(
      int length = is.available();
      byte[] resourceBytes = new byte[length];;
      return resourceBytes;
    } catch (Exception exc) {
    return null;

//load the image like this:

byte[] imageBytes = readResourceBytes(imageName);
EncodedImage image = EncodedImage.createEncodedImage(imageBytes, 0,
Good luck !
Old 12-19-2007, 07:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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getBitmapResource should work. Try it without the backslash
java developer, Devinto, hamburg/germany

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