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How to implement EventBus in Kotlin Android

How to implement EventBus in Kotlin Android.

Here's a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to implement EventBus in Kotlin for Android:

Step 1: Setup EventBus in your project

  • Open your project in Android Studio and navigate to your app-level build.gradle file.
  • Add the following dependency to the dependencies block:
    implementation 'org.greenrobot:eventbus:3.2.0'

Step 2: Create an Event class

  • Create a new Kotlin file and define your custom event class that will be passed through EventBus. For example, let's create a simple event called MessageEvent:
    class MessageEvent(val message: String)

Step 3: Register and unregister the event subscriber

  • In your activity or fragment where you want to receive events, register and unregister the subscriber in the onStart() and onStop() methods respectively:

    override fun onStart() {

    override fun onStop() {

Step 4: Subscribe to events

  • To receive events in your activity or fragment, annotate a method with @Subscribe and specify the event type as the parameter:
    fun onMessageEvent(event: MessageEvent) {
    // Handle the event here
    val message = event.message
    // Do something with the message

Step 5: Post events

  • To send an event from anywhere in your code, simply create an instance of the event class and post it using EventBus.getDefault().post():
    val event = MessageEvent("Hello EventBus!")

Step 6: Handle sticky events (optional)

  • Sticky events are events that stay in memory even after they are posted, allowing late subscribers to receive the last event that was posted. To use sticky events, post the event using EventBus.getDefault().postSticky():

    val stickyEvent = MessageEvent("Sticky event")
  • To subscribe to sticky events, annotate the method with @Subscribe(sticky = true):

    @Subscribe(sticky = true)
    fun onStickyMessageEvent(event: MessageEvent) {
    // Handle the sticky event here
    val message = event.message
    // Do something with the message

That's it! You have successfully implemented EventBus in your Kotlin Android project. EventBus provides a convenient way to decouple components and communicate between different parts of your application. Remember to handle events on the main thread if you need to update the UI, or use the @Subscribe(threadMode = ThreadMode.BACKGROUND) annotation for background processing.