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Convert DP Unit to Equivalent Pixels in Android

The following code snippet shows how to converts DP unit to equivalent pixels, depending on device density. It returns a float value to represent px equivalent to dp depending on device density.

public static float convertDpToPixel(float dp, Context context){
    Resources resources = context.getResources();
    DisplayMetrics metrics = resources.getDisplayMetrics();
    float px = dp * (metrics.densityDpi / 160f);
    return px;
}
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  1. Where does the magic number 160 come from? [Edit] Nevermind, I should read more before I open my mouth. DP = 1.0 on a 160 dpi screen.

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