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Android Data Binding + RecyclerView

Android Data Binding + RecyclerView

Android Data Binding + RecyclerView

Using Recyclerview with the new Android Data Binding framework.


How to start?

Just clone this repository and start playing with it! If you want to use some parts of this repository in your project read below.

Change your gradle file

  • In your main build.gradle add:
classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:1.5.0'
  • In your app build.gradle add:
    dataBinding {
        enabled = true

Modify your layout

Remember to use your classes and packages ;-).

 <!-- layout.xml -->
 <layout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"


Modify your activity

    // your activity
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
        usersViewModel = new UsersViewModel();
        usersViewModel.users.add(new SuperUserViewModel(new User("Android", "Dev")));

        binding = DataBindingUtil.setContentView(this, R.layout.users_view);
        binding.activityUsersRecycler.setLayoutManager(new LinearLayoutManager(this));

Modify your ViewModel class

    public class UsersViewModel extends BaseObservable
        public ObservableArrayList<UserViewModel> users;

        public ItemBinder<UserViewModel> itemViewBinder()
                return new ItemBinderBase<UserViewModel>(BR.user, R.layout.item_user);

Some details

Your ViewModel (UsersViewModel in my example) should have field of ObservableArrayList type which will be bind to recycler view.

Next thing is ItemViewBinder. This class is used in BindingRecyclerViewAdapter for creating ViewHolders and it's item views bindings. In my example I've created CompositeItemBinder in order to support two different item types with separate layouts. If you want to display list with one data type you can use ItemBinderBase:

    public ItemBinder<YourClass> itemViewBinder()
          return new ItemBinderBase<YourClass>(BR.your_variable_name, R.layout.your_item_layout);

Please look at UsersView.java and UsersViewModel.java if something is unclear.

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