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RecyclerView.Recycler

public final class RecyclerView.Recycler
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView.Recycler


A Recycler is responsible for managing scrapped or detached item views for reuse.

A "scrapped" view is a view that is still attached to its parent RecyclerView but that has been marked for removal or reuse.

Typical use of a Recycler by a RecyclerView.LayoutManager will be to obtain views for an adapter's data set representing the data at a given position or item ID. If the view to be reused is considered "dirty" the adapter will be asked to rebind it. If not, the view can be quickly reused by the LayoutManager with no further work. Clean views that have not requested layout may be repositioned by a LayoutManager without remeasurement.

Summary

Public constructors

RecyclerView.Recycler()

Public methods

void bindViewToPosition(View view, int position)

Binds the given View to the position.

void clear()

Clear scrap views out of this recycler.

int convertPreLayoutPositionToPostLayout(int position)

RecyclerView provides artificial position range (item count) in pre-layout state and automatically maps these positions to RecyclerView.Adapter positions when getViewForPosition(int) or bindViewToPosition(View, int) is called.

List<RecyclerView.ViewHolder> getScrapList()

Returns an unmodifiable list of ViewHolders that are currently in the scrap list.

View getViewForPosition(int position)

Obtain a view initialized for the given position.

void recycleView(View view)

Recycle a detached view.

void setViewCacheSize(int viewCount)

Set the maximum number of detached, valid views we should retain for later use.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors

RecyclerView.Recycler

added in version 22.0.0
RecyclerView.Recycler ()

Public methods

bindViewToPosition

added in version 22.0.0
void bindViewToPosition (View view, 
                int position)

Binds the given View to the position. The View can be a View previously retrieved via getViewForPosition(int) or created by onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup, int).

Generally, a LayoutManager should acquire its views via getViewForPosition(int) and let the RecyclerView handle caching. This is a helper method for LayoutManager who wants to handle its own recycling logic.

Note that, getViewForPosition(int) already binds the View to the position so you don't need to call this method unless you want to bind this View to another position.

Parameters
view View: The view to update.

position int: The position of the item to bind to this View.

clear

added in version 22.0.0
void clear ()

Clear scrap views out of this recycler. Detached views contained within a recycled view pool will remain.

convertPreLayoutPositionToPostLayout

added in version 22.0.0
int convertPreLayoutPositionToPostLayout (int position)

RecyclerView provides artificial position range (item count) in pre-layout state and automatically maps these positions to RecyclerView.Adapter positions when getViewForPosition(int) or bindViewToPosition(View, int) is called.

Usually, LayoutManager does not need to worry about this. However, in some cases, your LayoutManager may need to call some custom component with item positions in which case you need the actual adapter position instead of the pre layout position. You can use this method to convert a pre-layout position to adapter (post layout) position.

Note that if the provided position belongs to a deleted ViewHolder, this method will return -1.

Calling this method in post-layout state returns the same value back.

Parameters
position int: The pre-layout position to convert. Must be greater or equal to 0 and less than getItemCount().

Returns
int

getScrapList

added in version 22.0.0
List<RecyclerView.ViewHolder> getScrapList ()

Returns an unmodifiable list of ViewHolders that are currently in the scrap list.

Returns
List<RecyclerView.ViewHolder> List of ViewHolders in the scrap list.

getViewForPosition

added in version 22.0.0
View getViewForPosition (int position)

Obtain a view initialized for the given position. This method should be used by RecyclerView.LayoutManager implementations to obtain views to represent data from an RecyclerView.Adapter.

The Recycler may reuse a scrap or detached view from a shared pool if one is available for the correct view type. If the adapter has not indicated that the data at the given position has changed, the Recycler will attempt to hand back a scrap view that was previously initialized for that data without rebinding.

Parameters
position int: Position to obtain a view for

Returns
View A view representing the data at position from adapter

recycleView

added in version 22.0.0
void recycleView (View view)

Recycle a detached view. The specified view will be added to a pool of views for later rebinding and reuse.

A view must be fully detached (removed from parent) before it may be recycled. If the View is scrapped, it will be removed from scrap list.

Parameters
view View: Removed view for recycling

See also:

setViewCacheSize

added in version 22.0.0
void setViewCacheSize (int viewCount)

Set the maximum number of detached, valid views we should retain for later use.

Parameters
viewCount int: Number of views to keep before sending views to the shared pool

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