Change remoteView ImageView background

I have some remoteView with ImageViews, and I need to change the “android:background” programmatically.

I know how to change the “android:src” with:

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    And it works fine, but how do I change the “android:background”?


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  • 3 Solutions collect form web for “Change remoteView ImageView background”

    You can use public void setInt (int viewId, String methodName, int value) method.

    remoteView.setInt(, "setBackgroundResource", R.color.your_color)

    Use setBackgroundResource(int).

    Also, here is something you may take note of. When you look at Android documentation, if there is an xml element for a View that you can change, it normally points to the method to make the change at runtime.

    The jerry-rig way

    I think you could do it using the jerry-rig way doing a second layout with the new background, then you create your remoteView using this new layout, like this:

    • RemoteViews remoteViews = new RemoteViews(context.getPackageName(), R.layout.widget1);
    • RemoteViews remoteViews = new RemoteViews(context.getPackageName(), R.layout.widget2);

    after all, a layout isn’t so expensive.

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