Get the ID of a drawable in ImageView


Question

I have one ImageView and set a drawable on it. Now I need to get the ID of the drawable on click event of ImageView dynamically. How can I get it?

imgtopcolor = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.topcolor); 
imgtopcolor.setImageResource(R.drawable.dr);  // How do I get this back?

Now on touch event of imgtopcolor i want to need drawable id because I am setting different drawable each time and want to compare the drawable with other

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9/23/2017 10:39:42 PM

Accepted Answer

I think if I understand correctly this is what you are doing.

ImageView view = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.someImage);
view.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
    @Override
    public void onClick(View view) {
        ImageView imageView = (ImageView) view;
        assert(R.id.someImage == imageView.getId());

        switch(getDrawableId(imageView)) {
            case R.drawable.foo:
                imageView.setDrawableResource(R.drawable.bar);
                break;
            case R.drawable.bar:
            default:
                imageView.setDrawableResource(R.drawable.foo);
            break;
        }
    });

Right? So that function getDrawableId() doesn't exist. You can't get a the id that a drawable was instantiated from because the id is just a reference to the location of data on the device on how to construct a drawable. Once the drawable is constructed it doesn't have a way to get back the resourceId that was used to create it. But you could make it work something like this using tags

ImageView view = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.someImage);
view.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
    @Override
    public void onClick(View view) {
        ImageView imageView = (ImageView) view;
        assert(R.id.someImage == imageView.getId());

        // See here
        Integer integer = (Integer) imageView.getTag();
        integer = integer == null ? 0 : integer;

        switch(integer) {
        case R.drawable.foo:
            imageView.setDrawableResource(R.drawable.bar);
            imageView.setTag(R.drawable.bar);
            break;
        case R.drawable.bar:
        default:
            imageView.setDrawableResource(R.drawable.foo);
            imageView.setTag(R.drawable.foo);
            break;
        }
    });
52
9/23/2017 10:41:24 PM

I answered something like this in another question already, but will change it just a little for this one.

Unfortunately, there is no getImageResource() or getDrawableId(). But, I created a simple workaround by using the ImageView tags.

In onCreate():

imageView0 = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.imageView0);
imageView1 = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.imageView1);
imageView2 = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.imageView2);

imageView0.setTag(R.drawable.apple);
imageView1.setTag(R.drawable.banana);
imageView2.setTag(R.drawable.cereal);

Then, if you like, you can create a simple function to get the drawable id:

private int getDrawableId(ImageView iv) {
    return (Integer) iv.getTag();
}

Too easy.


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