ImageView or WebView… that is the


I’ve googled a lot finding a lot of solutions for problems similar to mine but not equal.

I have to show a jpg file (as an Ad banner not full screen) that is stored on a server (internet). I’ve tried using WebView, but, when the screen width is bigger than the image width, the image appears smaller than the screen.

Is it possible to use ImageView instead of WebView? If ‘Yes’ how can I scale the downloaded image to fit different screen resolutions?

Thanks in advance.

Here the solution find there

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    ImageView imgProva  null;
    FunzioniUtili Funzioni  new FunzioniUtili();

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        imgProva  (ImageView)findViewById(;

        // show The Image
        new DownloadImageTask((ImageView) findViewById("");

    public void onClick(View v) {
        startActivity(new Intent(this, MainActivity.class));


private class DownloadImageTask extends AsyncTask<String, Void, Bitmap> {
    ImageView bmImage;

    public DownloadImageTask(ImageView bmImage) {
        this.bmImage  bmImage;

    protected Bitmap doInBackground(String... urls) {
        String urldisplay  urls[0];
        Bitmap mIcon11  null;
        try {
            InputStream in  new;
            mIcon11  BitmapFactory.decodeStream(in);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            Log.e("Error", e.getMessage());
        return mIcon11;

    protected void onPostExecute(Bitmap result) {
        int DisplayWidth  0;
        DisplayWidth   Funzioni.ScreenWidth (MainActivity.this);

        double CardResizeFactor1.0;
        //This is the function that I use to resize... / CardResizer is redundant, I know!
        Funzioni.scaleImage(bmImage,(int)(DisplayWidth / CardResizeFactor),0,0);
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
    getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);
    return true;


My resize function:

 * public void scaleImage(ImageView view, int boundBoxInDp)
 * Resize the given ImageView.
 * @param view The ImageView.
 * @param boundBoxInDp   Scaling factor in Dp.
 * @param layoutType 0  RelativeLayout 1  LinearLayout 2  TableLayout 3  TableRow 4  FrameLayout.
 * @param colNumber Column number if the selected layout is TableRow. If other, put 0
public void scaleImage(ImageView view, int boundBoxInDp, int layoutType, int colNumber)
    // Get the ImageView and its bitmap
    Drawable drawing  view.getDrawable();
    Bitmap bitmap  ((BitmapDrawable)drawing).getBitmap();

    // Get current dimensions
    int width  bitmap.getWidth();
    int height  bitmap.getHeight();

    // Determine how much to scale: the dimension requiring less scaling is
    // closer to the its side. This way the image always stays inside your
    // bounding box AND either x/y axis touches it.
    float xScale  ((float) boundBoxInDp) / width;
    float yScale  ((float) boundBoxInDp) / height;
    float scale  (xScale < yScale) ? xScale : yScale;

    // Create a matrix for the scaling and add the scaling data
    Matrix matrix  new Matrix();
    matrix.postScale(scale, scale);

    // Create a new bitmap and convert it to a format understood by the ImageView
    Bitmap scaledBitmap  Bitmap.createBitmap(bitmap, 0, 0, width, height, matrix, true);
    BitmapDrawable result  new BitmapDrawable(scaledBitmap);
    width  scaledBitmap.getWidth();
    height  scaledBitmap.getHeight();

    // Apply the scaled bitmap

    // Now change ImageView's dimensions to match the scaled image
    if(layoutType  0)
        RelativeLayout.LayoutParams params  (RelativeLayout.LayoutParams) view.getLayoutParams();
        params.width  width;
        params.height  height;

    else if(layoutType  1)
        LinearLayout.LayoutParams params  (LinearLayout.LayoutParams) view.getLayoutParams();
        params.width  width;
        params.height  height;
    else if(layoutType  2)
        TableLayout.LayoutParams params  (TableLayout.LayoutParams) view.getLayoutParams();

        params.width  width;
        params.height  height;
    else if(layoutType  3)
        TableRow.LayoutParams params  (TableRow.LayoutParams) view.getLayoutParams();
        params.width  width;
        params.height  height;
        params.column  colNumber;
    else if(layoutType  4)
        FrameLayout.LayoutParams params  (FrameLayout.LayoutParams) view.getLayoutParams();
        params.width  width;
        params.height  height;

Here my Activity_Main.xml:

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android""
    tools:context".MainActivity" >

        android:text"@string/hello_world" />

        android:src"@drawable/ic_launcher" />



Ok, I’ve found the solution and I’ve edited the question adding the code. Thanks.

Answered By – Massimo Costanzo

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