Anyone have any comments? Just trying to better my code if can be done.

public class SacWidget extends AppWidgetProvider {
    String roseUrl;
    AQuery aq;

    public void onUpdate(Context context, AppWidgetManager appWidgetManager,
            int[] appWidgetIds) {
        final int N = appWidgetIds.length;
        for (int i = 0; i < N; i++) {
            int appWidgetId = appWidgetIds[i];
            Intent intent = new Intent(context, DangerRose.class);
            PendingIntent pendingIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(context, 0,
                    intent, 0);
            RemoteViews views = new RemoteViews(context.getPackageName(),
            views.setImageViewBitmap(R.id.ivdangerrose, getRose());
            appWidgetManager.updateAppWidget(appWidgetId, views);

    private Bitmap getRose() {
        Bitmap bitmap = null;
        File f = new File("/storage/emulated/0/acr/sac/dangerrose.png");
        try {
            bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeStream(new FileInputStream(f));
        } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {

        return bitmap;

2 Answers 2


I'm not too familiar with Android, so the following is just some generic Java notes:

  1. Fields roseUrl and aq seem unused as well as the pendingIntent local variable. You might remove them.

  2. You could use a foreach loop:

    for (final int appWidgetId: appWidgetIds) ...
  3. It isn't the best idea to use printStackTrace() in Android exceptions.

  4. The getRose() method creates a stream (new FileInputStream(f)). I'm not sure whether BitmapFactory.decodeStream closes it before it returns or not. If not, you should close it.

Notes for the edit:

  1. You should close the stream in a finally block. If BitmapFactory.decodeStream throws an exception it won't be closed. See Guideline 1-2: Release resources in all cases in Secure Coding Guidelines for the Java Programming Language

  2. The following two lines are duplicated:

    File ext = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();
    File file = new File(ext,"acr/sac/dangerrose.png");

    You could extract them out to a method.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the answer, I really appreciate it. I cleaned up the code a bit. I cannot find a close for the IS in any of the documentation.... hmmmm.... \$\endgroup\$ Jan 31, 2013 at 22:26
  1. Bad variable names. Please do not use things like N, i, and f (and if you are, at least be consistent and make them all lowercase). That aq is questionable as well.

  2. Using for (int appWidgetId : appWidgetIds) would save you a couple lines, and get rid of that atrocious i and N variables as well.

  3. Personally I wouldn't bother declaring N as final (or at all, since you could just as easily use appWidgetIds.length in your for loop condition even if you don't do #2) unless there is reason to. Like if you're going to refer to it from an anonymous class. Note that if you do #2 above, N goes away completely.

  4. Close your FileInputStream. Instead of doing File f = ... do FileInputStream input = new FileInputStream(new File("/storage/...")); and then input.close(); when you are done with it.


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