Android APIs
public class

RemoteViews

extends Object
implements Parcelable LayoutInflater.Filter
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.widget.RemoteViews

Class Overview

A class that describes a view hierarchy that can be displayed in another process. The hierarchy is inflated from a layout resource file, and this class provides some basic operations for modifying the content of the inflated hierarchy.

Summary

Nested Classes
class RemoteViews.ActionException Exception to send when something goes wrong executing an action  
@interface RemoteViews.RemoteView This annotation indicates that a subclass of View is alllowed to be used with the RemoteViews mechanism. 
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Inherited Constants
From interface android.os.Parcelable
Fields
public static final Creator<RemoteViews> CREATOR Parcelable.Creator that instantiates RemoteViews objects
Public Constructors
RemoteViews(String packageName, int layoutId)
Create a new RemoteViews object that will display the views contained in the specified layout file.
RemoteViews(RemoteViews landscape, RemoteViews portrait)
Create a new RemoteViews object that will inflate as the specified landspace or portrait RemoteViews, depending on the current configuration.
RemoteViews(Parcel parcel)
Reads a RemoteViews object from a parcel.
Public Methods
void addView(int viewId, RemoteViews nestedView)
Equivalent to calling addView(View) after inflating the given RemoteViews.
View apply(Context context, ViewGroup parent)
Inflates the view hierarchy represented by this object and applies all of the actions.
RemoteViews clone()
Creates and returns a copy of this Object.
int describeContents()
Describe the kinds of special objects contained in this Parcelable's marshalled representation.
int getLayoutId()
Reutrns the layout id of the root layout associated with this RemoteViews.
String getPackage()
boolean onLoadClass(Class clazz)
Hook to allow clients of the LayoutInflater to restrict the set of Views that are allowed to be inflated.
void reapply(Context context, View v)
Applies all of the actions to the provided view.
void removeAllViews(int viewId)
Equivalent to calling removeAllViews().
void setAccessibilityTraversalAfter(int viewId, int nextId)
Equivalent to calling setAccessibilityTraversalAfter(int).
void setAccessibilityTraversalBefore(int viewId, int nextId)
Equivalent to calling setAccessibilityTraversalBefore(int).
void setBitmap(int viewId, String methodName, Bitmap value)
Call a method taking one Bitmap on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setBoolean(int viewId, String methodName, boolean value)
Call a method taking one boolean on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setBundle(int viewId, String methodName, Bundle value)
Call a method taking one Bundle on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setByte(int viewId, String methodName, byte value)
Call a method taking one byte on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setChar(int viewId, String methodName, char value)
Call a method taking one char on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setCharSequence(int viewId, String methodName, CharSequence value)
Call a method taking one CharSequence on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setChronometer(int viewId, long base, String format, boolean started)
void setContentDescription(int viewId, CharSequence contentDescription)
Equivalent to calling View.setContentDescription(CharSequence).
void setDisplayedChild(int viewId, int childIndex)
Equivalent to calling setDisplayedChild(int)
void setDouble(int viewId, String methodName, double value)
Call a method taking one double on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setEmptyView(int viewId, int emptyViewId)
Equivalent to calling AdapterView.setEmptyView
void setFloat(int viewId, String methodName, float value)
Call a method taking one float on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setImageViewBitmap(int viewId, Bitmap bitmap)
Equivalent to calling ImageView.setImageBitmap
void setImageViewResource(int viewId, int srcId)
Equivalent to calling ImageView.setImageResource
void setImageViewUri(int viewId, Uri uri)
Equivalent to calling ImageView.setImageURI
void setInt(int viewId, String methodName, int value)
Call a method taking one int on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setIntent(int viewId, String methodName, Intent value)
Call a method taking one Intent on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setLabelFor(int viewId, int labeledId)
Equivalent to calling View.setLabelFor(int).
void setLong(int viewId, String methodName, long value)
Call a method taking one long on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setOnClickFillInIntent(int viewId, Intent fillInIntent)
When using collections (eg.
void setOnClickPendingIntent(int viewId, PendingIntent pendingIntent)
Equivalent to calling setOnClickListener(android.view.View.OnClickListener) to launch the provided PendingIntent.
void setPendingIntentTemplate(int viewId, PendingIntent pendingIntentTemplate)
When using collections (eg.
void setProgressBar(int viewId, int max, int progress, boolean indeterminate)
Equivalent to calling ProgressBar.setMax, ProgressBar.setProgress, and ProgressBar.setIndeterminate If indeterminate is true, then the values for max and progress are ignored.
void setRelativeScrollPosition(int viewId, int offset)
Equivalent to calling smoothScrollToPosition(int, int).
void setRemoteAdapter(int viewId, Intent intent)
Equivalent to calling setRemoteViewsAdapter(Intent).
void setRemoteAdapter(int appWidgetId, int viewId, Intent intent)
This method was deprecated in API level 14. This method has been deprecated. See setRemoteAdapter(int, Intent)
void setScrollPosition(int viewId, int position)
Equivalent to calling smoothScrollToPosition(int, int).
void setShort(int viewId, String methodName, short value)
Call a method taking one short on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setString(int viewId, String methodName, String value)
Call a method taking one String on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setTextColor(int viewId, int color)
Equivalent to calling setTextColor(int).
void setTextViewCompoundDrawables(int viewId, int left, int top, int right, int bottom)
void setTextViewCompoundDrawablesRelative(int viewId, int start, int top, int end, int bottom)
void setTextViewText(int viewId, CharSequence text)
Equivalent to calling TextView.setText
void setTextViewTextSize(int viewId, int units, float size)
Equivalent to calling setTextSize(int, float)
void setUri(int viewId, String methodName, Uri value)
Call a method taking one Uri on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.
void setViewPadding(int viewId, int left, int top, int right, int bottom)
Equivalent to calling setPadding(int, int, int, int).
void setViewVisibility(int viewId, int visibility)
Equivalent to calling View.setVisibility
void showNext(int viewId)
Equivalent to calling showNext()
void showPrevious(int viewId)
Equivalent to calling showPrevious()
void writeToParcel(Parcel dest, int flags)
Flatten this object in to a Parcel.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.os.Parcelable
From interface android.view.LayoutInflater.Filter

Fields

public static final Creator<RemoteViews> CREATOR

Added in API level 1

Parcelable.Creator that instantiates RemoteViews objects

Public Constructors

public RemoteViews (String packageName, int layoutId)

Added in API level 1

Create a new RemoteViews object that will display the views contained in the specified layout file.

Parameters
packageName Name of the package that contains the layout resource
layoutId The id of the layout resource

public RemoteViews (RemoteViews landscape, RemoteViews portrait)

Added in API level 16

Create a new RemoteViews object that will inflate as the specified landspace or portrait RemoteViews, depending on the current configuration.

Parameters
landscape The RemoteViews to inflate in landscape configuration
portrait The RemoteViews to inflate in portrait configuration

public RemoteViews (Parcel parcel)

Added in API level 1

Reads a RemoteViews object from a parcel.

Public Methods

public void addView (int viewId, RemoteViews nestedView)

Added in API level 7

Equivalent to calling addView(View) after inflating the given RemoteViews. This allows users to build "nested" RemoteViews. In cases where consumers of RemoteViews may recycle layouts, use removeAllViews(int) to clear any existing children.

Parameters
viewId The id of the parent ViewGroup to add child into.
nestedView RemoteViews that describes the child.

public View apply (Context context, ViewGroup parent)

Added in API level 1

Inflates the view hierarchy represented by this object and applies all of the actions.

Caller beware: this may throw

Parameters
context Default context to use
parent Parent that the resulting view hierarchy will be attached to. This method does not attach the hierarchy. The caller should do so when appropriate.
Returns
  • The inflated view hierarchy

public RemoteViews clone ()

Added in API level 1

Creates and returns a copy of this Object. The default implementation returns a so-called "shallow" copy: It creates a new instance of the same class and then copies the field values (including object references) from this instance to the new instance. A "deep" copy, in contrast, would also recursively clone nested objects. A subclass that needs to implement this kind of cloning should call super.clone() to create the new instance and then create deep copies of the nested, mutable objects.

Returns
  • a copy of this object.

public int describeContents ()

Added in API level 1

Describe the kinds of special objects contained in this Parcelable's marshalled representation.

Returns
  • a bitmask indicating the set of special object types marshalled by the Parcelable.

public int getLayoutId ()

Added in API level 1

Reutrns the layout id of the root layout associated with this RemoteViews. In the case that the RemoteViews has both a landscape and portrait root, this will return the layout id associated with the portrait layout.

Returns
  • the layout id.

public String getPackage ()

Added in API level 1

public boolean onLoadClass (Class clazz)

Added in API level 1

Hook to allow clients of the LayoutInflater to restrict the set of Views that are allowed to be inflated.

Parameters
clazz The class object for the View that is about to be inflated
Returns
  • True if this class is allowed to be inflated, or false otherwise

public void reapply (Context context, View v)

Added in API level 1

Applies all of the actions to the provided view.

Caller beware: this may throw

Parameters
v The view to apply the actions to. This should be the result of the apply(Context, ViewGroup) call.

public void removeAllViews (int viewId)

Added in API level 7

Equivalent to calling removeAllViews().

Parameters
viewId The id of the parent ViewGroup to remove all children from.

public void setAccessibilityTraversalAfter (int viewId, int nextId)

Added in API level 22
Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose after view in accessibility traversal to set.
nextId The id of the next in the accessibility traversal.

public void setAccessibilityTraversalBefore (int viewId, int nextId)

Added in API level 22
Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose before view in accessibility traversal to set.
nextId The id of the next in the accessibility traversal.

public void setBitmap (int viewId, String methodName, Bitmap value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one Bitmap on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setBoolean (int viewId, String methodName, boolean value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one boolean on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setBundle (int viewId, String methodName, Bundle value)

Added in API level 8

Call a method taking one Bundle on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setByte (int viewId, String methodName, byte value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one byte on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setChar (int viewId, String methodName, char value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one char on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setCharSequence (int viewId, String methodName, CharSequence value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one CharSequence on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setChronometer (int viewId, long base, String format, boolean started)

Added in API level 1
Parameters
viewId The id of the Chronometer to change
base The time at which the timer would have read 0:00. This time should be based off of SystemClock.elapsedRealtime().
format The Chronometer format string, or null to simply display the timer value.
started True if you want the clock to be started, false if not.

public void setContentDescription (int viewId, CharSequence contentDescription)

Added in API level 15

Equivalent to calling View.setContentDescription(CharSequence).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose content description should change.
contentDescription The new content description for the view.

public void setDisplayedChild (int viewId, int childIndex)

Added in API level 12

Equivalent to calling setDisplayedChild(int)

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call setDisplayedChild(int)

public void setDouble (int viewId, String methodName, double value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one double on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setEmptyView (int viewId, int emptyViewId)

Added in API level 11

Equivalent to calling AdapterView.setEmptyView

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to set the empty view
emptyViewId The view id of the empty view

public void setFloat (int viewId, String methodName, float value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one float on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setImageViewBitmap (int viewId, Bitmap bitmap)

Added in API level 3

Equivalent to calling ImageView.setImageBitmap

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose bitmap should change
bitmap The new Bitmap for the drawable

public void setImageViewResource (int viewId, int srcId)

Added in API level 1

Equivalent to calling ImageView.setImageResource

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose drawable should change
srcId The new resource id for the drawable

public void setImageViewUri (int viewId, Uri uri)

Added in API level 1

Equivalent to calling ImageView.setImageURI

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose drawable should change
uri The Uri for the image

public void setInt (int viewId, String methodName, int value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one int on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setIntent (int viewId, String methodName, Intent value)

Added in API level 11

Call a method taking one Intent on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The Intent to pass the method.

public void setLabelFor (int viewId, int labeledId)

Added in API level 17

Equivalent to calling View.setLabelFor(int).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose property to set.
labeledId The id of a view for which this view serves as a label.

public void setLong (int viewId, String methodName, long value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one long on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setOnClickFillInIntent (int viewId, Intent fillInIntent)

Added in API level 11

When using collections (eg. ListView, StackView etc.) in widgets, it is very costly to set PendingIntents on the individual items, and is hence not permitted. Instead a single PendingIntent template can be set on the collection, see setPendingIntentTemplate(int, PendingIntent), and the individual on-click action of a given item can be distinguished by setting a fillInIntent on that item. The fillInIntent is then combined with the PendingIntent template in order to determine the final intent which will be executed when the item is clicked. This works as follows: any fields which are left blank in the PendingIntent template, but are provided by the fillInIntent will be overwritten, and the resulting PendingIntent will be used. of the PendingIntent template will then be filled in with the associated fields that are set in fillInIntent. See fillIn(Intent, int) for more details.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to set the fillInIntent
fillInIntent The intent which will be combined with the parent's PendingIntent in order to determine the on-click behavior of the view specified by viewId

public void setOnClickPendingIntent (int viewId, PendingIntent pendingIntent)

Added in API level 3

Equivalent to calling setOnClickListener(android.view.View.OnClickListener) to launch the provided PendingIntent. When setting the on-click action of items within collections (eg. ListView, StackView etc.), this method will not work. Instead, use {@link RemoteViews#setPendingIntentTemplate(int, PendingIntent) in conjunction with RemoteViews#setOnClickFillInIntent(int, Intent).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view that will trigger the PendingIntent when clicked
pendingIntent The PendingIntent to send when user clicks

public void setPendingIntentTemplate (int viewId, PendingIntent pendingIntentTemplate)

Added in API level 11

When using collections (eg. ListView, StackView etc.) in widgets, it is very costly to set PendingIntents on the individual items, and is hence not permitted. Instead this method should be used to set a single PendingIntent template on the collection, and individual items can differentiate their on-click behavior using setOnClickFillInIntent(int, Intent).

Parameters
viewId The id of the collection who's children will use this PendingIntent template when clicked
pendingIntentTemplate The PendingIntent to be combined with extras specified by a child of viewId and executed when that child is clicked

public void setProgressBar (int viewId, int max, int progress, boolean indeterminate)

Added in API level 1

Equivalent to calling ProgressBar.setMax, ProgressBar.setProgress, and ProgressBar.setIndeterminate If indeterminate is true, then the values for max and progress are ignored.

Parameters
viewId The id of the ProgressBar to change
max The 100% value for the progress bar
progress The current value of the progress bar.
indeterminate True if the progress bar is indeterminate, false if not.

public void setRelativeScrollPosition (int viewId, int offset)

Added in API level 11

Equivalent to calling smoothScrollToPosition(int, int).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view to change
offset Scroll by this adapter position offset

public void setRemoteAdapter (int viewId, Intent intent)

Added in API level 14

Equivalent to calling setRemoteViewsAdapter(Intent). Can only be used for App Widgets.

Parameters
viewId The id of the AdapterView
intent The intent of the service which will be providing data to the RemoteViewsAdapter

public void setRemoteAdapter (int appWidgetId, int viewId, Intent intent)

Added in API level 11

This method was deprecated in API level 14.
This method has been deprecated. See setRemoteAdapter(int, Intent)

Equivalent to calling setRemoteViewsAdapter(Intent).

Parameters
appWidgetId The id of the app widget which contains the specified view. (This parameter is ignored in this deprecated method)
viewId The id of the AdapterView
intent The intent of the service which will be providing data to the RemoteViewsAdapter

public void setScrollPosition (int viewId, int position)

Added in API level 11

Equivalent to calling smoothScrollToPosition(int, int).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view to change
position Scroll to this adapter position

public void setShort (int viewId, String methodName, short value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one short on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setString (int viewId, String methodName, String value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one String on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setTextColor (int viewId, int color)

Added in API level 3

Equivalent to calling setTextColor(int).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose text color should change
color Sets the text color for all the states (normal, selected, focused) to be this color.

public void setTextViewCompoundDrawables (int viewId, int left, int top, int right, int bottom)

Added in API level 16
Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose text should change
left The id of a drawable to place to the left of the text, or 0
top The id of a drawable to place above the text, or 0
right The id of a drawable to place to the right of the text, or 0
bottom The id of a drawable to place below the text, or 0

public void setTextViewCompoundDrawablesRelative (int viewId, int start, int top, int end, int bottom)

Added in API level 16
Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose text should change
start The id of a drawable to place before the text (relative to the layout direction), or 0
top The id of a drawable to place above the text, or 0
end The id of a drawable to place after the text, or 0
bottom The id of a drawable to place below the text, or 0

public void setTextViewText (int viewId, CharSequence text)

Added in API level 1

Equivalent to calling TextView.setText

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose text should change
text The new text for the view

public void setTextViewTextSize (int viewId, int units, float size)

Added in API level 16

Equivalent to calling setTextSize(int, float)

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose text size should change
units The units of size (e.g. COMPLEX_UNIT_SP)
size The size of the text

public void setUri (int viewId, String methodName, Uri value)

Added in API level 3

Call a method taking one Uri on a view in the layout for this RemoteViews.

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call the method.
methodName The name of the method to call.
value The value to pass to the method.

public void setViewPadding (int viewId, int left, int top, int right, int bottom)

Added in API level 16

Equivalent to calling setPadding(int, int, int, int).

Parameters
viewId The id of the view to change
left the left padding in pixels
top the top padding in pixels
right the right padding in pixels
bottom the bottom padding in pixels

public void setViewVisibility (int viewId, int visibility)

Added in API level 1

Equivalent to calling View.setVisibility

Parameters
viewId The id of the view whose visibility should change
visibility The new visibility for the view

public void showNext (int viewId)

Added in API level 11

Equivalent to calling showNext()

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call showNext()

public void showPrevious (int viewId)

Added in API level 11

Equivalent to calling showPrevious()

Parameters
viewId The id of the view on which to call showPrevious()

public void writeToParcel (Parcel dest, int flags)

Added in API level 1

Flatten this object in to a Parcel.

Parameters
dest The Parcel in which the object should be written.
flags Additional flags about how the object should be written. May be 0 or PARCELABLE_WRITE_RETURN_VALUE.