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Posts: 33
Registered: ‎05-12-2010
My Device: none
My Carrier: none

Positioning a bitmap

Hi everyone!


I have a quick and probably very dumb question regarding the positioning of a bitmap as background in a screen. The relevant piece of code is the following:


        bg=BackgroundFactory.createBitmapBackground(Bitmap.getBitmapResource("background.png"), POSITION_X_CENTER, POSITION_Y_CENTER, REPEAT_NONE);

And for some reason, Eclipse tells me that the three last parameters are incorrect (expecting int). What is the syntax then? I am using JDE 5.0.


Any kind of help would be appreciated, thanks!

Posts: 85
Registered: ‎05-03-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Positioning a bitmap

Hi Benjen;

I'm a newbie myself but a quick search using the community search option and using the phrase "set image as background" gives this as the first result:




The article is a Knowledge Base article and is probably what you are looking for. Smiley Happy

Posts: 282
Registered: ‎02-25-2010
My Device: curve,bold,storm
My Carrier: Verizon,AT&T

Re: Positioning a bitmap

I think u can go ahead like this:


create a vertical field maanger and place the image in the paint method


VerticalFieldManager vfm = new VerticalFieldManager()
final Bitmap background = Bitmap.getBitmapResource("back.png")
protected void paint(Graphics g)
int y = this.getVerticalScroll;
protected void sublayout(int width,int height)
//here u can set the position of other elements that belongs to this manager
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎05-12-2010
My Device: none
My Carrier: none

Re: Positioning a bitmap

[ Edited ]

Thanks for the reply, however this would not center both verticaly and horizontaly the image, would it?


I have read the knowledge base article of course, it is just that I don't know how to use the following function for example:


Background bg = BackgroundFactory.createBitmapBackground(Bitmap bitmap, int positionX, int positionY, int repeat);


given the following possible arguments:


  • positionX is the horizontal bitmap anchoring using any of the following positions:
  • positionY is the vertical bitmap anchoring using any of the following positions:
  • repeat is the tiling option that can be any following values:

  • Eclipse does not reckognize them as int, how should I use them?

    Thanks again!