How to capture the android device screen content?


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How to capture the android device screen content and make an image file using the snapshot data? Which API should I use or where could I find related resources?

BTW: not camera snapshot, but device screen

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5/23/2017 10:31:09 AM

Accepted Answer

According to this link, it is possible to use ddms in the tools directory of the android sdk to take screen captures.

To do this within an application (and not during development), there are also applications to do so. But as @zed_0xff points out it certainly requires root.

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6/5/2015 4:59:04 PM

Use the following code:

Bitmap bitmap;
View v1 = MyView.getRootView();
v1.setDrawingCacheEnabled(true);
bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(v1.getDrawingCache());
v1.setDrawingCacheEnabled(false);

Here MyView is the View through which we need include in the screen. You can also get DrawingCache from of any View this way (without getRootView()).


There is also another way..
If we having ScrollView as root view then its better to use following code,

LayoutInflater inflater = (LayoutInflater) this.getSystemService(LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
FrameLayout root = (FrameLayout) inflater.inflate(R.layout.activity_main, null); // activity_main is UI(xml) file we used in our Activity class. FrameLayout is root view of my UI(xml) file.
root.setDrawingCacheEnabled(true);
Bitmap bitmap = getBitmapFromView(this.getWindow().findViewById(R.id.frameLayout)); // here give id of our root layout (here its my FrameLayout's id)
root.setDrawingCacheEnabled(false);

Here is the getBitmapFromView() method

public static Bitmap getBitmapFromView(View view) {
        //Define a bitmap with the same size as the view
        Bitmap returnedBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(view.getWidth(), view.getHeight(),Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888);
        //Bind a canvas to it
        Canvas canvas = new Canvas(returnedBitmap);
        //Get the view's background
        Drawable bgDrawable =view.getBackground();
        if (bgDrawable!=null) 
            //has background drawable, then draw it on the canvas
            bgDrawable.draw(canvas);
        else 
            //does not have background drawable, then draw white background on the canvas
            canvas.drawColor(Color.WHITE);
        // draw the view on the canvas
        view.draw(canvas);
        //return the bitmap
        return returnedBitmap;
    }

It will display entire screen including content hidden in your ScrollView


UPDATED AS ON 20-04-2016

There is another better way to take screenshot.
Here I have taken screenshot of WebView.

WebView w = new WebView(this);
    w.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient()
    {
        public void onPageFinished(final WebView webView, String url) {

            new Handler().postDelayed(new Runnable(){
                @Override
                public void run() {
                    webView.measure(View.MeasureSpec.makeMeasureSpec(
                                    View.MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED, View.MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED),
                            View.MeasureSpec.makeMeasureSpec(0, View.MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED));
                    webView.layout(0, 0, webView.getMeasuredWidth(),
                            webView.getMeasuredHeight());
                    webView.setDrawingCacheEnabled(true);
                    webView.buildDrawingCache();
                    Bitmap bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(webView.getMeasuredWidth(),
                            webView.getMeasuredHeight(), Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888);

                    Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bitmap);
                    Paint paint = new Paint();
                    int height = bitmap.getHeight();
                    canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, 0, height, paint);
                    webView.draw(canvas);

                    if (bitmap != null) {
                        try {
                            String filePath = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory()
                                    .toString();
                            OutputStream out = null;
                            File file = new File(filePath, "/webviewScreenShot.png");
                            out = new FileOutputStream(file);

                            bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 50, out);
                            out.flush();
                            out.close();
                            bitmap.recycle();
                        } catch (Exception e) {
                            e.printStackTrace();
                        }
                    }
                }
            }, 1000);
        }
    });

Hope this helps..!


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