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How to get the contact Avatar using Smack 3.0.4

Hi All,

how can I get the contact picture information using smack 3.0.4? As part of presence information I can see a photo tag in the Smack Debug window. But I am not sure how to use it.



I tried

VCard vCard = new VCard();

vCard.load(connection, "xyz@gmail.com");

byte[] avatarBytes = vCard.getAvatar();

avatarBytes are null

I got message:

Vcard: doLoad:540: No VCard for xyz@gmail.com

Can someone help, does vCard.getAvatar() works?

private VCard getVCard() {
        try {
            if (myJID == null)
            else vCard.load(con.getConnection(), myJID);
                        // If VCard is loaded, then save the avatar to the personal folder.
            byte[] bytes = vCard.getAvatar();
            if (bytes != null) {
                avatar = new ImageIcon(bytes); // just save in memory?
                icon = scale(avatar);
                /*if (avatar != null && avatar.getIconWidth() != -1) {
                    BufferedImage image = GraphicUtils.convert(icon.getImage());
                    ImageIO.write(image, "PNG", imageFile);
        } catch (XMPPException ex) {
        return vCard;

The contact may not have filled their VCard out or set an avatar, so then you get null.