public class LongSparseArray
extends Object implements Cloneable

   ↳ androidx.collection.LongSparseArray<E>

SparseArray mapping longs to Objects. Unlike a normal array of Objects, there can be gaps in the indices. It is intended to be more memory efficient than using a HashMap to map Longs to Objects, both because it avoids auto-boxing keys and its data structure doesn't rely on an extra entry object for each mapping.

Note that this container keeps its mappings in an array data structure, using a binary search to find keys. The implementation is not intended to be appropriate for data structures that may contain large numbers of items. It is generally slower than a traditional HashMap, since lookups require a binary search and adds and removes require inserting and deleting entries in the array. For containers holding up to hundreds of items, the performance difference is not significant, less than 50%.

To help with performance, the container includes an optimization when removing keys: instead of compacting its array immediately, it leaves the removed entry marked as deleted. The entry can then be re-used for the same key, or compacted later in a single garbage collection step of all removed entries. This garbage collection will need to be performed at any time the array needs to be grown or the the map size or entry values are retrieved.

It is possible to iterate over the items in this container using keyAt(int) and valueAt(int). Iterating over the keys using keyAt(int) with ascending values of the index will return the keys in ascending order, or the values corresponding to the keys in ascending order in the case of valueAt(int).


Public constructors


Creates a new LongSparseArray containing no mappings.

LongSparseArray(int initialCapacity)

Creates a new LongSparseArray containing no mappings that will not require any additional memory allocation to store the specified number of mappings.

Public methods

void append(long key, E value)

Puts a key/value pair into the array, optimizing for the case where the key is greater than all existing keys in the array.

void clear()

Removes all key-value mappings from this LongSparseArray.

LongSparseArray<E> clone()
boolean containsKey(long key)

Returns true if the specified key is mapped.

boolean containsValue(E value)

Returns true if the specified value is mapped from any key.

void delete(long key)

This method is deprecated. Alias for remove(long).

E get(long key)

Gets the Object mapped from the specified key, or null if no such mapping has been made.

E get(long key, E valueIfKeyNotFound)

Gets the Object mapped from the specified key, or the specified Object if no such mapping has been made.

int indexOfKey(long key)

Returns the index for which keyAt(int) would return the specified key, or a negative number if the specified key is not mapped.

int indexOfValue(E value)

Returns an index for which valueAt(int) would return the specified key, or a negative number if no keys map to the specified value.