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Eric F
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10/09/13 06:22 AM (9 years ago)

Menu Button images is crashing my VM

I have been trying to find a fix for a VM problem in my android app for a couple of months now. Basically, I have a simple app that links multiple menu button screens. Each menu button screen I have a different background image and also multiple button images. Each of the background images are less than 80 kb and they are set to a 640x960 ratio. Then button images are mostly 5 kb and smaller with a 125x125 ratio. The question I have as I have looked throughout the source code files in eclipse, is there a way that when I press a menu botton to change pages that it automatically clears the previous background/menu button images so it always has to load new on each press instead of from the cache. It seems to me that garbage collector cannot delete from the VM because they are not released from being referenced even after I switch to a different screen. I have tried downloading a clean project multiple times, shut down and restarted eclipse. Also, if there is a fix to put in code, I am a novice at this so more step by step help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
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10/09/13 02:30 PM (9 years ago)
This may sound weird but give it a try: Copy all your header image files into each of the drawable subfolders in the /res folder (drawable-hdpi, drawable-ldpi, drawable-mdpi, etc.). Might work, might not. Interested to know either way. Solved a similar problem with one of my apps yesterday. Tim
 
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10/10/13 01:49 PM (9 years ago)
Tim, That did seem weird, but it looks like that fixed the problem. Thanks for the help...that solved a 4 month problem for me. Eric
 
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10/10/13 03:21 PM (9 years ago)
Glad it worked. Susan should get credit for this as she mentioned it to me while trying to fix a similar issue I was having. I think some rethinking of how we put together all the extraneous files for Android is in order. Tim
 
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10/10/13 06:06 PM (9 years ago)
I need to update the Menu with Image with my own advice! I built it to be simple, so we wouldn't have to mess with image sizes. But I don't know any way around it with Android.
 

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