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Added in API level 1

Adapter

public interface Adapter

android.widget.Adapter
Known Indirect Subclasses


An Adapter object acts as a bridge between an AdapterView and the underlying data for that view. The Adapter provides access to the data items. The Adapter is also responsible for making a View for each item in the data set.

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Summary

Constants

int IGNORE_ITEM_VIEW_TYPE

An item view type that causes the AdapterView to ignore the item view.

int NO_SELECTION

Public methods

abstract int getCount()

How many items are in the data set represented by this Adapter.

abstract Object getItem(int position)

Get the data item associated with the specified position in the data set.

abstract long getItemId(int position)

Get the row id associated with the specified position in the list.

abstract int getItemViewType(int position)

Get the type of View that will be created by getView(int, View, ViewGroup) for the specified item.

abstract View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent)

Get a View that displays the data at the specified position in the data set.

abstract int getViewTypeCount()

Returns the number of types of Views that will be created by getView(int, View, ViewGroup).

abstract boolean hasStableIds()

Indicates whether the item ids are stable across changes to the underlying data.

abstract boolean isEmpty()
abstract void registerDataSetObserver(DataSetObserver observer)

Register an observer that is called when changes happen to the data used by this adapter.

abstract void unregisterDataSetObserver(DataSetObserver observer)

Unregister an observer that has previously been registered with this adapter via registerDataSetObserver(DataSetObserver).

Constants

IGNORE_ITEM_VIEW_TYPE

Added in API level 1
int IGNORE_ITEM_VIEW_TYPE

An item view type that causes the AdapterView to ignore the item view. For example, this can be used if the client does not want a particular view to be given for conversion in getView(int, View, ViewGroup).

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Constant Value: -1 (0xffffffff)

NO_SELECTION

Added in API level 1
int NO_SELECTION

Constant Value: -2147483648 (0x80000000)

Public methods

getCount

Added in API level 1
int getCount ()

How many items are in the data set represented by this Adapter.

Returns
int Count of items.

getItem

Added in API level 1
Object getItem (int position)

Get the data item associated with the specified position in the data set.

Parameters
position int: Position of the item whose data we want within the adapter's data set.
Returns
Object The data at the specified position.

getItemId

Added in API level 1
long getItemId (int position)

Get the row id associated with the specified position in the list.

Parameters
position int: The position of the item within the adapter's data set whose row id we want.
Returns
long The id of the item at the specified position.

getItemViewType

Added in API level 1
int getItemViewType (int position)

Get the type of View that will be created by getView(int, View, ViewGroup) for the specified item.

Parameters
position int: The position of the item within the adapter's data set whose view type we want.
Returns
int An integer representing the type of View. Two views should share the same type if one can be converted to the other in getView(int, View, ViewGroup). Note: Integers must be in the range 0 to getViewTypeCount() - 1. IGNORE_ITEM_VIEW_TYPE can also be returned.

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getView

Added in API level 1
View getView (int position, 
                View convertView, 
                ViewGroup parent)

Get a View that displays the data at the specified position in the data set. You can either create a View manually or inflate it from an XML layout file. When the View is inflated, the parent View (GridView, ListView...) will apply default layout parameters unless you use inflate(int, android.view.ViewGroup, boolean) to specify a root view and to prevent attachment to the root.

Parameters
position int: The position of the item within the adapter's data set of the item whose view we want.
convertView View: The old view to reuse, if possible. Note: You should check that this view is non-null and of an appropriate type before using. If it is not possible to convert this view to display the correct data, this method can create a new view. Heterogeneous lists can specify their number of view types, so that this View is always of the right type (see getViewTypeCount() and getItemViewType(int)).
parent ViewGroup: The parent that this view will eventually be attached to
Returns
View A View corresponding to the data at the specified position.

getViewTypeCount

Added in API level 1
int getViewTypeCount ()

Returns the number of types of Views that will be created by getView(int, View, ViewGroup). Each type represents a set of views that can be converted in getView(int, View, ViewGroup). If the adapter always returns the same type of View for all items, this method should return 1.

This method will only be called when when the adapter is set on the the AdapterView.

Returns
int The number of types of Views that will be created by this adapter

hasStableIds

Added in API level 1
boolean hasStableIds ()

Indicates whether the item ids are stable across changes to the underlying data.

Returns
boolean True if the same id always refers to the same object.

isEmpty

Added in API level 1
boolean isEmpty ()

Returns
boolean true if this adapter doesn't contain any data. This is used to determine whether the empty view should be displayed. A typical implementation will return getCount() == 0 but since getCount() includes the headers and footers, specialized adapters might want a different behavior.

registerDataSetObserver

Added in API level 1
void registerDataSetObserver (DataSetObserver observer)

Register an observer that is called when changes happen to the data used by this adapter.

Parameters
observer DataSetObserver: the object that gets notified when the data set changes.

unregisterDataSetObserver

Added in API level 1
void unregisterDataSetObserver (DataSetObserver observer)

Unregister an observer that has previously been registered with this adapter via registerDataSetObserver(DataSetObserver).

Parameters
observer DataSetObserver: the object to unregister.
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