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public abstract class RemoteViewsService
extends Service

   ↳ android.content.Context
     ↳ android.content.ContextWrapper
         ↳ android.widget.RemoteViewsService

The service to be connected to for a remote adapter to request RemoteViews. Users should extend the RemoteViewsService to provide the appropriate RemoteViewsFactory's used to populate the remote collection view (ListView, GridView, etc).


Nested classes

interface RemoteViewsService.RemoteViewsFactory

An interface for an adapter between a remote collection view (ListView, GridView, etc) and the underlying data for that view. 

Inherited constants

From class
From class android.content.Context
From interface android.content.ComponentCallbacks2

Public constructors


Public methods

IBinder onBind(Intent intent)

Return the communication channel to the service.

abstract RemoteViewsService.RemoteViewsFactory onGetViewFactory(Intent intent)

To be implemented by the derived service to generate appropriate factories for the data.

Inherited methods

From class
From class android.content.ContextWrapper
From class android.content.Context
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.content.ComponentCallbacks2
From interface android.content.ComponentCallbacks

Public constructors


added in API level 11
RemoteViewsService ()

Public methods


added in API level 11
IBinder onBind (Intent intent)

Return the communication channel to the service. May return null if clients can not bind to the service. The returned IBinder is usually for a complex interface that has been described using aidl.

Note that unlike other application components, calls on to the IBinder interface returned here may not happen on the main thread of the process. More information about the main thread can be found in Processes and Threads.

intent Intent: The Intent that was used to bind to this service, as given to Context.bindService. Note that any extras that were included with the Intent at that point will not be seen here.

IBinder Return an IBinder through which clients can call on to the service.


added in API level 11
RemoteViewsService.RemoteViewsFactory onGetViewFactory (Intent intent)

To be implemented by the derived service to generate appropriate factories for the data.

intent Intent


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