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    My android app keeps crashing when I change the device font.

    I have an android app I am working on in Eclipse. It has 1 activity with some fragments in it which works fine. But when I go into any of my fragments, which either consist of a layout statically made or dynamically made, I then hit the menu button and go to the "Display" section of my phone to change the font of my android device Ex) Normal to Large or Large to Normal. Once I do that I open my app again thinking that the text in my app should grow/shrink and still be on the same fragment like I have seen in other apps but instead it just crashes.

    I have a feeling it has to do something with the fragment or my activity's lifecycle methods but I honestly do not even know where to begin. I understand how the lifecycles flow but as for putting code into these methods to fix this issue I do not even know where to begin. The only methods so far I have used/Override with my code in it is the "onCreate()" in my Activity and "onCreateView()" in my fragments. Does anyone have a solution as to why it is doing this?

    EDIT: More information to help possibly solve this issue,

    This code snippet here is when I go from Activity (MainActivity) -> ListFragment (JungleListFragment) -> Fragment (JungleInfo)
    10-01 05:10:25.734: I/MainActivity(712): onCreate
    10-01 05:10:26.564: I/MainActivity(712): onStart
    10-01 05:10:26.564: I/MainActivity(712): onResume
    10-01 05:10:29.304: I/JungleListFragment(712): onAttach
    10-01 05:10:29.304: I/JungleListFragment(712): onCreateView
    10-01 05:10:29.344: I/JungleListFragment(712): onActivityCreated
    10-01 05:10:31.234: I/JungleListFragment(712): onDestroyView
    10-01 05:10:31.234: I/JungleInfo(712): onAttach
    10-01 05:10:31.234: I/JungleInfo(712): onCreate
    10-01 05:10:31.234: I/JungleInfo(712): onCreateView
    10-01 05:10:31.664: I/JungleInfo(712): onActivityCreated
    Now I just went and changed the devices font size and then re-entered my app and this is what I get:

    10-01 05:14:06.783: I/JungleInfo(712): onPause
    10-01 05:14:06.783: I/MainActivity(712): onPause
    10-01 05:14:08.463: I/MainActivity(712): onStop
    10-01 05:14:24.653: I/JungleInfo(712): onDestroyView
    10-01 05:14:24.693: I/MainActivity(712): onDestroy
    10-01 05:14:24.733: I/JungleListFragment(712): onAttach
    10-01 05:14:24.733: I/JungleInfo(712): onAttach
    10-01 05:14:24.733: I/JungleInfo(712): onCreate
    10-01 05:14:24.733: I/MainActivity(712): onCreate
    10-01 05:14:25.423: I/JungleInfo(712): onCreateView
    10-01 05:14:25.563: D/AndroidRuntime(712): Shutting down VM
    10-01 05:14:25.643: W/dalvikvm(712): threadid=1: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x409c01f8)
    10-01 05:14:25.743: E/AndroidRuntime(712): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
    10-01 05:14:25.743: E/AndroidRuntime(712): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{(*packageinfo*).MainActivity}: java.lang.NullPointerException
    Hope this may help find a solution as to why it is doing this cause I am just completely lost.
    Last edited by Trollypolly; 10-01-2012 at 07:36 AM.


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