Version 1.0.0-alpha07

April 25th, 2019

androidx.activity:activity:1.0.0-alpha07 and androidx.activity:activity-ktx:1.0.0-alpha07 are released. The commits included in this version can be found here.

API changes

This release makes significant changes to the handling of the onBackPressed(). See the updated custom back documentation for more details.

  • The methods for OnBackPressedCallback and OnBackPressedDispatcher have been marked as @MainThread. (aosp/943813)
  • The handleOnBackPressed() method no longer returns a boolean. Instead, OnBackPressedCallback is now an abstract class that can be enabled or disabled - only when the new isEnabled() method returns true will handleOnBackPressed() be called, in which you must handle the back button. (aosp/944518)
  • The addCallback methods of OnBackPressedDispatcher no longer return a Cancellable instance. OnBackPressedCallback now contain a remove() method that fulfill this functionality, allowing you to call remove() during handleOnBackPressed(). (aosp/944519) (aosp/946316)
  • activity-ktx now contains a receiver scoped callback for addCallback that accepts a lamdba that implements handleOnBackPressed() and has access to isEnabled and remove() (aosp/944520)

Version 1.0.0-alpha06

April 3rd, 2019

androidx.activity:activity:1.0.0-alpha06 and androidx.activity:activity-ktx:1.0.0-alpha06 are released. The commits included in this version can be found here.

API changes

  • ComponentActivity now contain a second constructor that takes a @LayoutRes int, which replaces the previous behavior of annotating your AppCompatActivity class with @ContentView. This approach works in both app and library modules. (b/128352521)
  • The OnBackPressedCallback related APIs on ComponentActivity have been deprecated in favor of the new OnBackPressedDispatcher, retrievable via getOnBackPressedDispatcher(). (aosp/922523)
  • Methods to add a new OnBackPressedCallback to the OnBackPressedDispatcher now return a Cancellable object, allowing removal of the callback without requiring an explicit reference to the OnBackPressedDispatcher. (aosp/922523)
  • Adding a OnBackPressedCallback with an associated LifecycleOwner now results in adding and removing the OnBackPressedCallback as the Lifecycle is started and stopped, respectively. (aosp/922523)

Version 1.0.0-alpha05

March 13th, 2019

androidx.activity:activity:1.0.0-alpha05 and androidx.activity:activity-ktx:1.0.0-alpha05 are released. The full list of commits included in this release can be found here.

New features

  • @ContentView annotation lookups are now cached (b/123709449)

Version 1.0.0-alpha04

January 30, 2019

androidx.activity:activity 1.0.0-alpha04and androidx.activity:activity-ktx 1.0.0-alpha04 are released.

New features

  • Added support for the @ContentView class annotation that allows you to indicate which layout XML file should be inflated as an alternative to using setContentView(). (aosp/837619)

API changes

  • Added a note that getViewModelStore() should not be overridden and will be made final in a future release. Please file a feature request if you are currently overriding this method. (aosp/837619)

Bug fixes

  • The activity module now depends on version 2.1.0-alpha02 of ViewModel to match the activity-ktx module’s dependency.

Version 1.0.0-alpha03

December 17, 2018

androidx.activity 1.0.0-alpha03 is released.

New features

  • ComponentActivity now implements BundleSavedStateRegistryOwner and depends on the newly released SavedState library [aosp/815133]
  • ComponentActivity now works around an Android framework bug that would cause InputMethodManager to leak the last focused view [b/37122102]

Version 1.0.0-alpha02

December 3, 2018

API changes

  • Added a note that getLifecycle() should not be overridden and will be made final in a future release. Please file a feature request if you are currently overriding this method. (aosp/815834)

Version 1.0.0-alpha01

November 5, 2018

androidx.activity 1.0.0-alpha01 introduces ComponentActivity, a new base class of the existing FragmentActivity and AppCompatActivity.

New features

  • You can now register an OnBackPressedCallback via addOnBackPressedCallback to receive onBackPressed() callbacks without needing to override the method in your activity.
  • Added a new by viewModels() Kotlin property delegate for retrieving ViewModels from a ComponentActivity.
  • Pending input events (such as clicks) are now canceled in onStop().

API changes

  • The implementation of LifecycleOwner and ViewModelStoreOwner have been moved from FragmentActivity to ComponentActivity.
  • onRetainCustomNonConfigurationInstance has been deprecated. Use a ViewModel for storing objects that need to survive configuration changes.