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Do you want to learn, how to develop Android apps?

There’s only one way – write a lot of code! : Head First Android Development.

So in this post, I am talking about Head First Android Development – 2nd Edition, One of my favorite Android programming books. Actually the 3 reasons why I think it’s better to buy and also something you want to consider before buying.

So let’s start… and find out the reasons…

Check out other’s reviews, ratings and price by clicking below “Buy Now” link.

    • It’s the Second Edition

By referring Second Edition you can understand that there is a successful First edition. After the victorious initial release in 2015, it got positive reviews all over the world. Experienced programmers and writers Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths made the second part as well as the first version.

They included lots of basics stuff again. Such as Constraint layout, Support library, and RecyclerView – the book becomes a larger one and it pays off.

  • It’s From Head First – This Is Enough

Head First – For me, This one reason is enough to buy this book. Not only this book fan, but I am also a Head First fan too.

One minute if you don’t know about the Head First, it’s just a book series published by Oreilly. Head First released lots of books on topics like programming, Science and Mathematics.

Okay… But what makes Head First different from others?.

Because of their teaching style.

They prefer visual learning, The brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text and that helps you to grasp information easily.

Visual information holds in your memory better than large chunks of text.

Saying things repetitively in different ways that also attach the information in your head.

The next one I think is conversational style – they present information just like in a conversation. Because we pay more attention to the conversation than a lecture.

Head First books are not for read-only. You have to think, write and do challenges such as puzzles, quizzes and more.

However, in their way, they tried their maximum to tune our brain with humor and excitement with knowledge in each book I have read.

  • Step By Step App Making Process Makes You More Confident

Confidence – that’s my third reason why I recommend it. When you complete Head First Android Development, you will have the confidence to make your own apps. That’s how I did feel after finished.

The chapters in the book deal with creating a new app with a new concept or updating the existing one. Whatever you do, you will write a lot of code throughout the book. Remember the beginning?

Step by step you will learn to make more apps and more about Android.

In each chapter, difficulty level increases. But you won’t feel it as much as other books when compared to this one.

Okay. Let’s talk about the chapters, how it works for you?

The book starts with creating a basic Helloworld app, in that chapter you will learn how to set up Android Development Environment and a little about other basic building blocks of Android.

After that, you start to make an interactive app built by mainly Spinner and Button in the second chapter.

In the third chapter, you will learn how to use intents with activities inside your app and other apps.

After that, chapter 4, you will learn about how activities work? What happens or which method gets called in its lifecycle with the help of a stopwatch app.

Thenceforth in Views and ViewGroups chapter, you will get to know how to use GUI components and show you how LinearLayout and FrameLayout works.

How to make complex layouts using Constraint layout that will be learned in chapter 6 by making the “My Constraint Layout” app.

If you are a beginner and have a great idea for an app, the next chapter will help you to organize your ideas and make an awesome app. For example, you will make a starbuzz app from scratch.

Following this, you will understand the importance of the Android Support library, also learn how to make shortcuts in the app bar.

Android apps are running on different devices. What you do if you want your app to look different depending on the phone or tablet? There are 3 main chapters for dealing with that question with Fragments.

You will create a workout app that’s enough to deal with fragment lifecycle methods. The next chapter will help you to implement material design in-app with the help of Android Design Support Library.

You will see how to use tabs, toolbar, floating action buttons and snack bars.

In the 13th chapter, you will learn about an advanced type of list: RecyclerView. CardView also get introduced. You will build an app with these too.

The next chapter will show you how to show different sections of our app using navigation drawer.

The next 3 chapters will clear almost all your doubts about the SQLite database in Android. Only through making apps.

after that, you will get introduced to Services, which helps us to work in the background. such as downloading files.

oh, this is enough, I have almost summarized it. But the books contain a lot more than that.

  • Before Buying Head First Android Development – Second Edition

This book is enough for a beginner, but there is something you must consider while buying this one.

      1. You should know Java programming language
      2. This is not a reference book and it takes time to complete. Just reading isn’t the way to use this book.
      3. Second edition released in 2017, so Book uses Android Studio 2.3. So it little bit outdated now.
      4. It just introduces below topics, not a detailed tutorial
        • WebView – Don’t worry, our webview guide is here
        • Content Provider
        • Loaders
        • Broadcast Receivers
        • Testing like topics.

For Indian users, All Indian Reprints of O’Reilly are printed in Greyscale (B/W)

Conclusion

There are lots of books you can find about Android Programming. For me, Head First Android Programming – Second Edition will stay in front of them. When I started learning Android app development, I always roam around online tutorials and gets nowhere. But after reading Head First, It’s changed. It gives me enough information and confidence to make my own apps. Although it’s late to review this book, but still people searching about this book, talking about this. That’s why I reviewed it now. But for beginners, It’s still worth reading. If Head First releases the 3rd edition, I would definitely read it.

horizontal recyclerview android example
Do you want to make Horizontal RecyclerView?

Before jumping into tutorial, I would recommend reading RecyclerView In Android : The Ultimate Guide.

In this post, I will teach you how to make Horizontal RecyclerView In Android with 4 ideas. In the end, we will create a Horizontal RecyclerView project too.

Okay… Let’s start.

RecyclerView uses LayoutManager class to arrange its items, so below we are going to use the LayoutManager class to make it work.

1. Horizontal RecyclerView Using LinearLayoutManager

This is the first and most commonly used option to make Horizontal RecyclerView. LinearLayoutManager provides a constructor that we can change the orientation of RecyclerView.

LinearLayoutManager(Context context, int orientation, boolean reverseLayout)



val layoutManager = LinearLayoutManager(this@MainActivity,LinearLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL,false)
recyclerview.layoutManager = layoutManager

  • Here, we use “this” because RecyclerView uses in MainActivity. If you are using RecyclerView in fragment, you can use getActivity()
  • false : Do not reverse the layout.

2.Horizontal RecyclerView Using app:LayoutManager attribute






  • app:layoutManager=”androidx.recyclerview.widget.LinearLayoutManager”: sets LayoutManger for RecyclerView.
  • android:orientation=”horizontal” : Render RecyclerView in Horizontal.
  • For support library users, Use this app:layoutManager=”android.support.v7.widget.LinearLayoutManager”.

3. Horizontal RecyclerView Using GridLayoutManager

In this part, we use GridLayoutManager for creating horizontal RecyclerView. Use the below one.

GridLayoutManager(Context context, int spanCount, int orientation, boolean reverseLayout)

spanCount: Number of rows or columns based on orientation.



  val gridLayoutManager = GridLayoutManager(this@MainActivity,1,GridLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL,false)
        recyclerview.layoutManager = gridLayoutManager


You can use XML way, just like below:



    app:layoutManager="androidx.recyclerview.widget.GridLayoutManager"
    android:orientation="horizontal"
    app:spanCount="1"

  • For support library users, app:layoutManager=”android.support.v7.widget.GridLayoutManager”

4. Horizontal Recyclerview Using StaggeredGridLayoutManager

In this section we can use StaggeredGridLayoutManager constructor, shown below:

StaggeredGridLayoutManager(int spanCount, int orientation)



 val staggeredGridLayoutManager = StaggeredGridLayoutManager(1,StaggeredGridLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL)
        recyclerview.layoutManager = staggeredGridLayoutManager


In XML way



app:layoutManager="androidx.recyclerview.widget.StaggeredGridLayoutManager"
android:orientation="horizontal"
app:spanCount="1"

  • For support library users, Use app:layoutManager=”android.support.v7.widget.StaggeredGridLayoutManager”/li>

.

Horizontal RecyclerView In Android – Main Example

Let’s create a horizontal RecyclerView…

Just like below

Horizontal RecyclerView Android Example

Open Android Studio and start a new Android Studio project.

Application name : Horizontal RecyclerView Android Example.

Company domain: androidride.com

Check to include Kotlin support.


Select minimum SDK:API 15 – Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and click Next.

Next dialog, Select Empty Activity and click Next.

Activity Name: MainActivity
Check Generate layout file

Layout Name: activity_main

If you are using the latest Android Studio versions, there will be a CheckBox with the text “Use androidx.* artifacts”. Make sure that’s checked, which creates our project with androidx library.
Click Finish.

build.gradle



apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android-extensions'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 28
    buildToolsVersion "29.0.0"
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.androidride.horizontalrecyclerviewandroidexample"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 28
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "androidx.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android-optimize.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    implementation "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:$kotlin_version"
    implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.1.0'
    implementation 'androidx.core:core-ktx:1.1.0'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test:runner:1.2.0'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.2.0'
    implementation 'androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.1.0'


}

colors.xml





    #008577
    #00574B
    #D81B60



strings.xml




    Horizontal RecyclerView Android Example

styles.xml





    
    




activity_main.xml




        

        

        

MainActivity.kt




class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity()
{
    val dataList = ArrayList()

    lateinit var adapter : RecyclerViewAdapter

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

        setupdata()

        adapter = RecyclerViewAdapter(dataList)


        //Using LinearLayoutManager

        val layoutManager = LinearLayoutManager(this@MainActivity,LinearLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL,false)
        recyclerview.layoutManager = layoutManager



        /*Horizontal RecyclerView using GridLayoutManager

        val gridLayoutManager = GridLayoutManager(this@MainActivity,1,GridLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL,false)
        recyclerview.layoutManager = gridLayoutManager

        */


        /*
            Horizontal RecyclerView using StaggeredGridLayoutManager

        val staggeredGridLayoutManager = StaggeredGridLayoutManager(1,StaggeredGridLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL)
        recyclerview.layoutManager = staggeredGridLayoutManager

         */

        recyclerview.adapter = adapter
    }


    private fun setupdata()
    {
        dataList.add("ONE")
        dataList.add("TWO")
        dataList.add("THREE")
        dataList.add("FOUR")
        dataList.add("FIVE")
        dataList.add("SIX")
        dataList.add("SEVEN")
        dataList.add("EIGHT")
        dataList.add("NINE")
        dataList.add("TEN")
    }
}


item.xml








RecyclerViewAdapter.kt



class RecyclerViewAdapter(val dataList: ArrayList):RecyclerView.Adapter()
{

        inner class ViewHolder(itemView: View) : RecyclerView.ViewHolder(itemView)
        {
            val textview = itemView.textview
        }

    override fun onCreateViewHolder(parent: ViewGroup, viewType: Int): ViewHolder
    {
            val inflater = LayoutInflater.from(parent.context)
            val view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.item,parent,false)

            return ViewHolder(view)
    }

    override fun getItemCount(): Int
    {
        return dataList.size
    }

    override fun onBindViewHolder(holder: ViewHolder, position: Int)
    {
        holder.textview.text = dataList.get(position)
    }
}



Let’s run it and please share it your friends, family and co-workers.

Android Recyclerview Simple Tutorial

RecyclerView??? Is that a View? What does it do?

How to use this one?

are these thoughts running through your head? then Go on.
Or
you know something about RecyclerView then Refresh your knowledge by reading this post.

In this article, you will learn about RecyclerView, RecyclerView Adapter, and a simple example that helps you to create your one.
At last, I will teach you how to use Checkbox with RecyclerView. Yes, you can scroll fearlessly without thinking about losing the selected states in CheckBox.

So fasten your seatbelts, let’s take-off now.

What Is RecyclerView In Android?

From the name, we can understand that it’s an Android View. Actually, It is a ViewGroup with scroll ability which works based on adapter principles.

In simple words, It helps us to show a large no. of data collections just like ListView and GridView.

If RecyclerView wants to show large no.of items, it does not create the same amount of views. It just creates the viewholders which hold the inflated view needed to fill the screen and some more.

After that when the user scrolls, it makes use of cached views. Yes, It recycles views, again and again, that’s why it got the name “RecyclerView”.

As a successor, It is far away from ancestors(ListView, GridView) by performances and abilities. By more features, it becomes a little bit complex too.

Let’s look up the history, ListView has been part of Android since 1.0, but each os releases, new features got added. Not in the case of ListView.

ListView simply defeated by developer’s needs such as different types of layouts and animation support. That’s where RecyclerView was born.

Finally in 2014 Android Lolipop introduced RecyclerView as a standalone support library.

After the arrival of the AndroidX library (after API level 28.0.0), RecyclerView changed its package name android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView to androidx.recyclerview.widget.RecyclerView.

If you are using Android Studio, just add it to gradle and use.

8 Differences Between ListView And RecyclerView In Android

differences between listview and recyclerview in android

1. ViewHolder pattern
ViewHolder pattern is a strategy used to store view references in memory.

It reduces the number of calls to complicated and tedious findViewById(), which makes scrolling smooth.
,
In the case of ListView, it was optional, you can build your favorite list without any use of ViewHolder.

But when it comes to RecyclerView side, google developers make it as default for RecyclerView.

2. Re-Using views
Both ListView and RecyclerView support Reusing views. On the ListView side, it gives the option to reuse.

It’s the developer, who needs to take the action.

@Override
    public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) 
{
     if(convertView == null)
     {
      //inflate your layout
     }
     //reuse convertView

}

Using the above example code, we can check the convertView is null or not. If it is null, that means there is no recycled view. Then we can inflate the layout.

If it is not null, means that not the first time, so we can use convertView and avoid layout inflation.

3. Layout Types

With ListView, you can easily make a list with simple and less code.

Code is a bit complex with RecyclerView, but it provides more options: horizontal, vertical list, grid, and staggered grid

You can also create your custom layout manager using RecyclerView.LayoutManager.

4.Animation Support

In the animation section, RecyclerView is far ahead from ListView. It’s not easy for beginners to make animations in ListView.

But RecyclerView shows Fade in, Fade out, translate and crossfade animations when you add, delete, move and update an item in RecyclerView.

This is default in RecyclerView because it internally uses the DefaultItemAnimator class. That’s why they gave that name.

If you don’t like these animations and want to make your animations make use of RecyclerView.ItemAnimator class.

5. Divider

ListView has divider by default.

The android:divider and android:dividerHeight attributes or setDivider(),setDividerHeight() helps you to make custom divider in ListView.

But RecyclerView doesn’t give these options.

But you can use the DividerItemDecoration class to make a simple divider or Make use of RecyclerView.OnItemDecoration class to decorate the view.

6. Click Events

One of the main disadvantages we face with RecyclerView is that it lacks OnItemClickListener. Because it’s not a subclass of AdapterView like ListView.

It provides RecyclerView.OnItemTouchListener to capture click events. It gives more control to the developer.

You can also use OnClickListener with views on the item.

7.Notify Methods
When notifying adapter, while data change occurs we can call notifyDatasetChanged() with ListView.

But ListView doesn’t know what had happened? It can be the addition, deletion or change of items in the dataset but don’t know what was happened.

For RecyclerView there are lots of notify* methods to inform, including notifyDatasetChanged().

Using the appropriate notify* method can invoke better animation in RecyclerView.

8. Header and Footer
It is easy to add Header and Footer in ListView using addHeaderView() and addFooterView().

But RecyclerView doesn’t have these methods instead it supports different types of view.

Finally, RecyclerView supports Nested Scrolling.

I think that’s enough for the comparison. So use them based on your needs. If you are a beginner in Android App Development, Learn ListView first then go with RecyclerView.

How To Use RecyclerView In Android?

RecyclerView is one of the most valuable widgets in Android development. Out of the box, RecyclerView is lazy. Because it has given responsibilities to different classes.

So before Using RecyclerView, you should know about these classes.

1)RecyclerView.Adapter

This is the most important class in RecyclerView. Same as other AdapterView, It connects the View(RecyclerView) and data.

RecyclerView has no default adapters, So you need to create a custom class by extending Recyclerview.Adapter.

It is responsible for

  • Creating ViewHolders
  • Binds data to ViewHolders.
  • Informs Recyclerview about dataset changes.

Most of the important methods in this class are:
i)OnCreateViewHolder() : This method is called when RecyclerView needed to create a viewholder.
ii)OnBindViewHolder(): Calls whenever needed to bind data with view in viewholder.
iii)getItemCount() : Used to return total number of items in the dataset (ArrayList, array etc).
iv)getItemViewType(): it returns the viewtype based on the position.

2) RecyclerView.LayoutManager

As the name says, it helps RecyclerView to manage layout by positioning each item.

Unlike ListView, RecyclerView shows child items in Horizontal, Vertical list, grid, and staggered grid because of LayoutManager.

Scrolling responsibility is also own by LayoutManager. When you scroll up in RecyclerView, LayoutManager moves your items up.
staggeredgridlayoutmanager gridlayoutmanager
It provides different classes for arranging items:

i)LinearLayoutManager: Creates vertical and horizontal lists.
ii)GridLayoutManager: Creates grid layouts.
iii)StaggeredGridLayoutManager: Creates StaggeredGrid layouts.
iv)WearableLinearLayoutManager: This class is for wearable devices.

3) RecyclerView.ItemDecoration

The name implies, it decorates RecyclerView’s item or view. It provides not only a divider, Using this abstract class you can draw four sides of the item. When using the divider as a view in XML, it decreases performance. That’s where the importance of this class comes through.

Version 25.1.0 Support library introduces the DividerItemDecoration class, to make a simple divider. Use addItemDecoration() method to add with RecyclerView. This class supports both horizontal and vertical orientations, so you can use it with any of your lists without any worries.

4) RecyclerView.ItemAnimator

Google developers gave more importance to animations in RecyclerView, So RecyclerView provides RecyclerView.ItemAnimator class for handling animations.

You can make custom animations using this class.

Just I said in ListView vs RecyclerView comparison, RecyclerView animates items when item adds, delete or any other move event happens because it internally uses DefaultItemAnimator.

But you can not see these animations when RecyclerView loading for the first time.

5) RecyclerView.ViewHolder
Android RecyclerView ViewHolder
You can consider ViewHolder as something which holds View.

Unlike ListView, we need to make custom ViewHolder class by extending RecyclerView.ViewHolder class.

In this subclass, we must store the item view’s references. This ViewHolder class contains additional information like its position in the layout.

Simple RecyclerView Example With CardView In Android Studio – OnClickListener Included


In this example, I will explain how to create RecyclerView in Android Studio in 10 simple steps with a detailed explanation. The final output will look like below.

Simple RecyclerView With  CardView Example In Android Studio
I assume that you have created a Project in Android Studio, then add these

STEP 1 – Add Dependencies In build.gradle

RecyclerView and CardView are support libraries, so you must add dependencies in your build.gradle file, If your app needs to support above API 28.0.0, you must use AndroidX libraries. otherwise, you can continue with the support library.

 
/* androidx library*/

    implementation 'androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.1.0'
    implementation 'androidx.cardview:cardview:1.0.0'

/*
support library
 
    implementation 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:28.0.0'
    implementation 'com.android.support:recyclerview-v7:28.0.0'
*/

STEP 2 – Import RecyclerView In Android Studio

Just like ListView, just add it to your layout. here activity_main.xml





This code creates a RecyclerView widget with id “recyclerview”.

  • android:scrollbars=”vertical” – It creates vertical scrollbar to the RecyclerView. Otherwise user never get to know how long the RecyclerView is.
  • Use android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView as root widget if you are using the support library, attributes are same as above.

STEP 3 – Create Row Layout For RecyclerView

In this step, we will create a layout and RecyclerView will show it as child items. Right-click on the layout folder in res directory. New->Layout Resource File-> put file name as row_layout.xml and put below code.


    



  • This code creates TextView inside CardView. You can use app: namespace to specify support library attributes.
  • if you are using support library, Use android.support.v7.widget.CardView.

STEP 4 – Create An Array And Pass It To RecyclerView Adapter

RecyclerView adapter needs data and layout. So here, we will create an array of months and pass it to the adapter class, which you are going to make in the next step.

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity()
{

    var months_array = arrayOf("JANUARY","FEBRUARY","MARCH","APRIL","MAY","JUNE","JULY","AUGUST","SEPTEMBER","OCTOBER","NOVEMBER","DECEMBER")

    lateinit var adapter :RecyclerViewAdapter

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

        adapter = RecyclerViewAdapter(months_array)
        
    }
}

  • Creates an array of months
  • lateinit: It is used to create properties that can not initialized at first. It says to the compiler that, it will initialize later.
  • Creates adapter reference and passed the array to adapter class that you haven’t create. Don’t worry, if it shows in red color

STEP 5 – Create RecyclerViewAdapter Class

We are going to create RecyclerViewAdapter class which extends RecyclerView.Adapter.

Right-click on Java->New->Kotlin File/Class-> Put the class name as RecyclerViewAdapter and make it the same as the below code.

class RecyclerViewAdapter(var months_array: Array)
{

}

STEP 6 – Create A Custom ViewHolder Class And Extend Adapter Class With RecyclerView.Adapter

In this step, You will create an inner ViewHolder class by extending RecyclerView.ViewHolder. After initializing views in ViewHolder, makes RecyclerViewAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter with ViewHolder as the generic parameter. Just like below

class RecyclerViewAdapter(var months_array: Array) : RecyclerView.Adapter()
{

    inner class ViewHolder(itemView : View) : RecyclerView.ViewHolder(itemView)
  {
      var textview = itemView.textview
  }
}

  • Creates Inner class ViewHolder which extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder
  • Inside viewholder class, initialize row_layout elements. here, TextView.
  • If there is red wavy underline below the RecyclerViewAdapter, then click ALT + ENTER. select implement members
  • select onCreateViewHolder(),onBindViewHolder() and getItemCount() and click OK
class RecyclerViewAdapter(var months_array: Array) : RecyclerView.Adapter()
{
    override fun onCreateViewHolder(parent: ViewGroup, viewType: Int): ViewHolder 
    {  }

    override fun getItemCount(): Int 
    {   }

    override fun onBindViewHolder(holder: ViewHolder, p1: Int) 
     { }

    inner class ViewHolder(itemView : View) : RecyclerView.ViewHolder(itemView)
  {
      var textview = itemView.textview
  }
}


STEP 7 – Specify Total Items Using getItemCount() Method

In this step, we will return the array size in getItemCount() method.

    override fun getItemCount(): Int 
    { 
     return months_array.size
    }

  • months_array.length returns 12, JAN to DEC.

    STEP 8 – Create ViewHolder Using onCreateViewHolder() method

    In this step, I will do two important things.
    1. Layout Inflation
    2. Pass it to ViewHolder.

    This is called whenever RecyclerView needs a ViewHolder.

    override fun onCreateViewHolder(parent: ViewGroup, viewType: Int): ViewHolder
        {
            val inflater = LayoutInflater.from(parent.context)
            val view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.row_layout,parent,false)
            return ViewHolder(view)
        }
    
    

    • parent: RecyclerView, viewType: 0, You can have different types of view. Here is only one viewtype, contain value zero.
    • Creates inflater object using context
    • row_layout inflated and become view object
    • Return ViewHolder with view for reference storage purpose

    STEP 9 – Bind ViewHolder With Data In onBindViewHolder()

    Here we will bind our TextView with array item. Access TextView using viewholder. This method calls when the item wants to show, so here we attach data with the view in ViewHolder.

    
    
    override fun onBindViewHolder(holder: ViewHolder, position: Int)
        {
            holder.textview.text = months_array[position]
        }
    
    

    • You can access each element that initialized in ViewHolder class.
    • Here we access textview and set month from string array

    STEP 10 – Set LayoutManager and Adapter

    In this step, You will set LayoutManager and divider, at last, you will attach an adapter too.
    Let’s back to MainActivity. Put the below code in onCreate() and Run.

    
            //sets layoutmanager
            val layoutManager = LinearLayoutManager(this)
            recyclerview.layoutManager = layoutManager
            //sets divider in the list
            val dividerItemDecoration = DividerItemDecoration(this, LinearLayoutManager.VERTICAL)
            recyclerview.addItemDecoration(dividerItemDecoration)
            //Attaches adapter with RecyclerView.
            recyclerview.adapter = adapter
    
    

      • Unlike ListView, We need to implement LayoutManager for RecyclerView. Here we need a Vertical list. Use
      • Make sure you have attached LayoutManger and adapter is not empty, otherwise that may leads to error message
        “e recyclerview no adapter attached skipping layout”

    So use above code and Run

    RecyclerView is ready now.

    STEP 11 – Attach An OnClickListener with Root Element Inside ViewHolder Class

    In this step, you will learn how to get click events and react based on that. Here you will attach OnClickListener with itemView.

                inner class ViewHolder(itemView: View) : RecyclerView.ViewHolder(itemView)
                {
                 var textview = itemView.textview
    
                   init 
                   {
                   itemView.setOnClickListener {
                     Toast.makeText(itemView.context, months_array[adapterPosition],Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show()
                          }
                   }
    
                 }
            
    

    • init block is called after the constructor
    • Using lambda, Create OnClickListener
    • When item clicks, a toast will appear with Month.
    • getAdapterPosition() method returns the clicked item position, Using Kotlin synthetic property we can use “adapterPositon”here.

    Run again.
    Finally, you have made a simple RecyclerView. Congrats!

    How above RecyclerView Adapter Works?

    how recyclerview works in android

    Okay. let’s clear it out… How RecyclerView adapter works based on the above example?

    • At first, getItemCount() method gets called and that will return 12.
    • After that, for creating ViewHolder, onCreateViewHolder() gets called. It inflates the XML layout and makes View and passes it to ViewHolder for storing references.
    • After that onBindViewHolder() gets called, here we use ViewHolder to access the TextView and attaches text. The 0th row is created.
    • The above process repeats and creates as many ViewHolders to fill the screen and even more. It depends on the screen size and layout size.
    • After that RecyclerView stops calling onCreateViewHolder but onBindViewHolder still repeats its job.

    RecyclerView With CheckBox Example In Android Studio

    recyclerview with checkbox example in android

    In this example, we will create an app that holds CheckBox and its state. While scrolling too.

    Let’s create a project.

    Open your Android Studio.

    Step 1

    Start a new Android Studio project.

    Application Name: RecyclerView With CheckBox In Android Example
    Company Domain: androidride.com

    Check Include Kotlin Support.


    Step 2

    Select form factors and minimum SDK

    Select API 15: IceCreamSandwich and Click Next.


    Step 3

    Add Empty activity to Project.


    After creating the project

    build.gradle(Module.app)

    Add the below code to the dependencies section.

    
    
    //androidx library users
    
        implementation 'androidx.cardview:cardview:1.0.0'
        implementation 'androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.1.0'
    
    /*
    *If you are using the support library
        *implementation 'com.android.support:recyclerview-v7:28.0.0'
        * implementation 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:28.0.0'
        * 
        * */
    
    
    • For Kotlin users, Make sure that you have using kotlin-android-extensions

    activity_main.xml

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    • It creates a RecyclerView with Vertical scrollbars and assigns id “recyclerview”.
    • If you are using the support library, replace androidx.recyclerview.widget.RecyclerView with android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView.

    checkbox_row.xml

    
    
    
    
        
    
    
    
    
    • Creates a CheckBox inside a CardView.
    • Support library users – replace androidx.cardview.widget.CardView with android.support.v7.widget.CardView.

    Data.kt

    
    package com.androidride.recyclerviewwithcheckboxinandroidexample
    
    data class Data(var position: Int)
    
    
    • Only one property : position – We can pass it through constructor

    MainActivity.kt

    
    
    class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity()
    {
    
        var list = ArrayList()
    
        lateinit var  adapter : RecyclerViewAdapter
    
        override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
        {
            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
            setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
    
            setupdata()
    
            adapter = RecyclerViewAdapter(list)
            //sets layoutmanager
            recyclerview.layoutManager = LinearLayoutManager(this)
            //sets adapter
            recyclerview.adapter = adapter
    
        }
    
        private fun setupdata()
        {
            for(i in 1..30)
            {//creates data object and add it to list.
                var data = Data(i)
    
                list.add(data)
            }
        }
    }
    
    
    

    RecyclerViewAdapter.kt

    
    
    class RecyclerViewAdapter(var list: ArrayList) : RecyclerView.Adapter()
    {
    
        var checkBoxStateArray = SparseBooleanArray()
    
        override fun onCreateViewHolder(parent: ViewGroup, viewType: Int): ViewHolder
        {
            val context = parent.context
    //creates inflater
            val inflater = LayoutInflater.from(context)
    //inflates checkbox_row
            val view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.checkbox_row,parent,false)
    //returns ViewHolder with view.
            return ViewHolder(view)
        }
    //returns no of elements, 30
        override fun getItemCount(): Int = list.size
    
        override fun onBindViewHolder(holder: ViewHolder, position: Int)
        {
    
            if(!checkBoxStateArray.get(position,false))
            {//checkbox unchecked.
                holder.checkbox.isChecked = false
            }
            else
            {//checkbox checked
                holder.checkbox.isChecked = true
            }
    //gets position from data object
            var data_position = list.get(position).position
    //sets text with checkbox
            holder.checkbox.text = "CheckBox $data_position"
    
        }
    
        inner class ViewHolder(itemView: View) : RecyclerView.ViewHolder(itemView)
        {//Using Kotlin Android Extensions, access checkbox
            var checkbox = itemView.checkbox
    
            init
            {//called after the constructor.
    
                checkbox.setOnClickListener {
    
                if(!checkBoxStateArray.get(adapterPosition,false))
                {//checkbox checked
                    checkbox.isChecked = true
                 //stores checkbox states and position
                    checkBoxStateArray.put(adapterPosition,true)
                }
                else
                {//checkbox unchecked
                    checkbox.isChecked = false
    //stores checkbox states and position.
                    checkBoxStateArray.put(adapterPosition,false)
                }
    
                }
            }
    
    
        }
    }
    

    • Using Kotlin synthetic properties, we can use adapterPosition for getAdapterPosition()
    • Using SparseBooleanArray, we stores position and boolean value

    Now run the project.

    recyclerview with checkbox in android example - output

    oh, that’s a long tutorial.

    Finally, We are here.

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genymotion free download virtual device

Not all of us can buy lots of real devices for testing.

That’s costly and time-wasting too. This is why emulators are born. It’s assured that emulators are far away from real devices in all aspects.

If you have experience with the Android default emulator, then you must know how frustrating that each moment we feel while testing our app.

So today I am going to talk about Genymotion. A free emulator – for personal use only. It has a paid version If you have any other plans.



So in this post, you will learn about

What is Genymotion?

Genymotion is a third party Android Emulator which helps developers to run and test apps. When compared to Android default emulators, It boots fast and quickly runs your app. It uses x86 architecture and make use of OpenGL hardware acceleration, that gives us a smooth operation.

genymotion free emulator download

Let’s learn, how to create an account on genymotion.com and download Genymotion.

How to create an account and download Genymotion?

Step 1

genymotion free emulator

Search “genymotion free” on Google or go to “https://www.genymotion.com/fun-zone/”

Step 2

 download genymotion free

Click on the button named “Download Genymotion Personal Edition”.

Step 3

genymotion create account

If you already have a Genymotion account, then you can sign in with your username and password. Otherwise, click on Create an account.

Step 4

how to install genymotion in windows

Fill up the form with valid details.

Step 5

6 genymotion tick create account

Tick the checkbox by agreeing on privacy policy, terms, and conditions. Now click on CREATE ACCOUNT button. Now Genymotion sends email to your registered email address.

Step 6

genymotion gmail user account activation

Go to your registered email account and click on the link like above.

Step 7

genymotion free emulator for personal use

Click on the link “Download Genymotion for personal use“.

Step 8

download genymotion free emulator

I recommend downloading genymotion with Virtual box. If the virtual box is already installed on your pc, then you can select the second option. If you are a Mac or Ubuntu user, scroll down to see the download links.
genymotion mac ubuntu windows 10

Then click on the download button based on the operating system.

Download Genymotion virtual devices

Step 9

genymotion installation

After downloading, Install Genymotion just like any other software in Windows. At last, launch Genymotion.
If you skip these step or you already installed Genymotion, then double click on the Genymotion icon and launch.

Step 10

download genymotion virtual device

When Genymotion launches, you can see a lot of virtual device templates. Select any one of them and click on the 3 vertical dot icon.

Step 11

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Click “install” from the menu.

Step 12

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You can configure the Genymotion virtual device here.

if you want the virtual keyboard tick on the checkbox Use virtual keyboard for text input, or you can use PC’s Keyboard. Click Install

Step 13

genymotion virtual device download starts

Download started.

Step 14

genymotion virtual device installed

After the download completion, click on the three vertical dot menu on the right side and click on start.

Step 15

genymotion virtual device started initialization

Genymotion virtual device started to load.

Step 16

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Genymotion has successfully installed on your PC.

Next section will discuss on Genymotion integration with Android Studio.

Download Genymotion plugin for Android Studio

Step 1

genymotion plugin android studio
Open Android Studio, go File->Settings

Step 2

genymotion plugin

1. Click on Plugins
2. Search Genymotion in search dialog box.
3. If genymotion not found, Click on Search repositories or Browse repositories.
3 and 4 are leading to same page.

Step 3

genymotion install plugin

Click the install button.

Step 4

restart android studio

Restart Android Studio for changes to take effect.

Step 5

restart dialog

Click on the restart button

Step 6

genymotion icon

After the restart, click on the genymotion icon.

Step 7

genymotion virtual device selection

Choose Virtual devices from the dialog box and click on Start

Step 8

android studio run dialog

Now click on the run button, genymotion virtual device will be shown on chooser dialog. Select and Click OK.

Step 9

genymotion android studio plugin
Done. Genymotion is successfully integrated with Android Studio. Now you can test all your application using the same steps.

How to install gapps or google play services on Genymotion

genymotion gapps install google play services

So many apps rely on google play services. Developers of Genymotion know that, So the latest version of Genymotion arrives with a widget named Open GAPPS. This widget simply installs play store in one click. Let me show you how to install play store on Genymotion.

Step 1

google play services for Genymotion

Genymotion provided with a GAPPS icon to install play store. Click on the icon.

Step 2

genymotion playstore gapps accept notice

Click Accept.

Step 3

download gapps or playstore in genymotion

Download starts.

Step 4

Genymotion gapps playstore restart now dialog

Click on Restart now, it will redirect to GApps website.

Step 5

how to install google play services on genymotion
That’s all, play store is successfully installed.

Step 6

install gapps google play services genymotion
Install your favorite apps and games now.

Why Android Studio not detecting Genymotion device

After the successful installation of Genymotion, I too have faced this problem. Do the below steps to solve

android studio not detecting genymotion device

Open genymotion software, on the top-left side, click on genymotion.

android studio not detecting genymotion device

Click on settings

android studio not detecting genymotion device

Click on ADB

android studio not detecting genymotion device

Select the radio button with the label “Use custom Android SDK Tools” , locate your Android SDK through BROWSE button, When the location reaches Android-SDK folder, select and open. If you have selected the proper SDK folder, then it turns out to say this folder is valid.

That’s all. Now Android Studio can launch Genymotion easily.

Conclusion
By reading this post, you already understood that Genymotion is far better than Android default emulator. It boots fast and runs your app in less time, it also provides lots of other features. Although, It lacks wearable support. For making a wear app, you must use Android default ones.
So all I want to say is just give it a try if you never have used Genymoion. Let us know your experience with Genymotion and if you enjoyed reading this article, consider sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

how to move from one activity to another in android
Do you want to know how to move from one Activity to Another in Android?

Okay…Let’s go.



How to start new Activity using Intent in Android

In Android, we can use Intent to start another activity. Intent can be used to launch other app activities too. But now we simply describe starting a new activity.



val intent = Intent(this@MainActivity, SecondActivity::class.java)
startActivity(intent)


this@MainActivity(MainActivity.this) – Here means Context, Activity is a subclass of Context.

That’s why we use this@MainActivity here. You can also use this, but assure that it’s a context.

SecondActivity::class.java(SecondActivity.this) – Name of Activity which you want to start.

Let’s dig more…

Two main parts here.

  • Intent(Context packageContext, Class cls) – Using this Intent’s constructor, we can create a way to our second activity.
  • startActivity(Intent intent) – It’s one of the methods in Activity class and launches activity specified in the Intent. If there is no Activity found, ActivityNotFoundException() gets called.

Intent needs a Java reference of class. That’s why We use here class.java part in Kotlin.

Create an Android Studio project

In this example, We just create two activities, when you click on the button, It shows Second Activity. Here I have used OnClickListener for click events, You can also use android:onClick”attribute.

Okay.

Open Android Studio and start a new Android Studio project.

Application name : Start New Activity Ex.

Company domain: androidride.com

Check to include Kotlin support.


Select minimum SDK:API 15 – Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and click Next.

Next dialog, Select Empty Activity and click Next.

Activity Name: MainActivity
Check Generate layout file

Layout Name: activity_main

Click Finish.

build.gradle(Project: StartNewActivityEx – Kotlin)



// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
    ext.kotlin_version = '1.2.71'
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.2.1'
        classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files
    }
}

allprojects {
    repositories {
        google()    
        jcenter()
    }
}

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir
}


build.gradle(Module:app)



apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android-extensions'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 28
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.androidride.startnewactivityex"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 28
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    implementation "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:$kotlin_version"
    implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0'
    implementation 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.1.3'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'
}


colors.xml





    #008577
    #00574B
    #D81B60



strings.xml




    Start New Activity Ex



styles.xml





    
    




activity_main.xml




 	

    

    

MainActivity.kt



package com.androidride.startnewactivityex

import android.content.Intent
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.os.Bundle
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

    button.setOnClickListener{

        val intent = Intent(this@MainActivity,SecondActivity::class.java)
        startActivity(intent)

        }
    }
}



Create Second Activity

Right-click on App-> New -> Activity -> Empty Activity ->

Activity Name: SecondActivity

check Generate Layout File.

Layout Name: activity_second

Select your source language Kotlin/Java.

and click Finish.

activity_second.xml




 	

    



SecondActivity.kt



package com.androidride.startnewactivityex

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.os.Bundle

class SecondActivity : AppCompatActivity()
{

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_second)


    }
}

Run now.

launch new activity in android

This is so simple. Isn’t it?

If you found this article helpful. please share it.

Reference:

startActivity()

Intent class – google docs

Android TextView StrikeThrough XML

You might have seen strikethrough text in websites or apps.

Strikethrough used to show the old price or real price with the selling price.

It makes us think we get more discount, so it increases the chances to buy the product.

So If you are making an e-commerce app it’s better to know how to strikethrough a text.



Here, I have discussed 4 Android TextView StrikeThrough XML and 2 Java/Kotlin examples.


Then Let’s code.

1. Using Strike – Android TextView StrikeThrough XML example

Android TextView Strikethrough

Like Html, <Strike> tag easily creates a horizontal line through our TextView content. Create a string element in strings.xml and place text which you want to get strikethrough between <strike> opening tag and closing tag.

strings.xml


1. StrikeThrough Using strike




2. Using Paint Flags – TextView StrikeThrough Example

Android make TextView StrikeThrough

Paint class provides

STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG

named flag. It creates strikethrough for TextView easily.


        textview2.paintFlags = textview2.paintFlags or Paint.STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG
        textview2.text = "2. StrikeThrough Using Paint Flags"

3.1 SpannableString – TextView StrikeThrough Example

android textview strikethrough

Applying StrikethroughSpan() with setSpan method of SpannableString, We can also create StrikeThrough.


val content1 = "3.1 StrikeThrough Using SpannableString"
        val spannableString1 = SpannableString(content1)
        spannableString1.setSpan(StrikethroughSpan(),0,content1.length,0)
        textview31.text = spannableString1

3.2 Using SpannableString – TextView StrikeThrough Example

We can control strikethrough where to appear in a text. For that, provide start and endpoints of the text. Here I StrikeThrough the content “StrikeThrough” using 4 as the start point and 17 as the endpoint.


val content2 = "3.2 StrikeThrough Using SpannableString"
        val spannableString2 = SpannableString(content2)
        spannableString2.setSpan(StrikethroughSpan(),4,17,0)
        textview32.text = spannableString2

4. Using shape drawable – Android TextView StrikeThrough XML

Android textview strikethrough color

Using Shape drawable, create a horizontal line and put that line middle of your text.

strikethrough_shape.xml




    
    


put strikethrough_shape.xml as TextView background attribute value.




5. Using LayerList – Android TextView StrikeThrough XML

android strikethrough textview

We can create a horizontal line using layerlist drawable also. Just like the above example, put this also as TextView’s background value.

strikethrough_layerlist




        
            
                
            
        



put strikethrough_layerlist.xml as TextView’s background value.




6. Using RelativeLayout and View – Android TextView Strikethrough XML example

Android textview strikethrough color

RelativeLayout positions its element relative to each other. So let’s create a horizontal line using view and position it above-center of the TextView.




        

        
    

How To Remove TextView StrikeThrough

Use inv() method with Paint.STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG. Java users, use this ‘~’ symbol with Paint.STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG. Just like below


textview.paintFlags = textview.paintFlags and Paint.STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG.inv()

Create an Android Studio project

Let’s create a project with the above examples.

Open Android Studio and start a new Android Studio project.

Application name : TextView StrikeThrough Ex.

Company domain: androidride.example.com

Check to include Kotlin support.


Select minimum SDK:API 15 – Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and click Next.

Next dialog, Select Empty Activity and click Next.

Activity Name: MainActivity
Check Generate layout file

Layout Name: activity_main

Click Finish.

build.gradle(Project: TextViewStrikeThroughEx)

 

// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
    ext.kotlin_version = '1.2.71'
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.2.1'
        classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files
    }
}

allprojects {
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }
}

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir
}

 

build.gradle(Module:App)

 

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android-extensions'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 28
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.androidride.textviewstrikethroughex_kotlin"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 28
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    implementation "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:$kotlin_version"
    implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0'
    implementation 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.1.3'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'
}

colors.xml




    #008577
    #00574B
    #D81B60


strings.xml



    TextView StrikeThrough Ex
    1. StrikeThrough Using strike


styles.xml




    
    



activity_main.xml




    

    

    

    

    

    

    

        

        
    



strikethrough_layerlist.xml



        
            
                
            
        


strikethrough_shape.xml




    
    


 

MainActivity.kt

 

package com.androidride.textviewstrikethroughex_kotlin

import android.graphics.Paint
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.os.Bundle
import android.text.SpannableString
import android.text.style.StrikethroughSpan
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)


        textview2.paintFlags = textview2.paintFlags or Paint.STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG
        textview2.text = "2. StrikeThrough Using Paint Flags"

        val content1 = "3.1 StrikeThrough Using SpannableString"
        val spannableString1 = SpannableString(content1)
        spannableString1.setSpan(StrikethroughSpan(),0,content1.length,0)
        textview31.text = spannableString1

        val content2 = "3.2 StrikeThrough Using SpannableString"
        val spannableString2 = SpannableString(content2)
        spannableString2.setSpan(StrikethroughSpan(),4,17,0)
        textview32.text = spannableString2


    }
}

Let's run it.

Android TextView StrikeThrough XML

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underline a textview in android

Do you want to underline a TextView in Android?

In this post, you will learn how to underline a TextVew and also learn to change underline color.

You can download Java & Kotlin Source code too.



Okay, let’s get started.

1 – Underline a TextView in Android – Using Html.fromHtml()

underline a textview in android

It’s the simplest way. Html.fromHtml() method helps us to render HTML code in TextView.



val html = "Underline using Html.fromHtml()"
textview.text = Html.fromHtml(html)

But Html.fromHtml(resource : String) was deprecated in API 24. So now you can use HtmlCompat.fromHtml() method. It’s available in both android.support.v4.text.HtmlCompat, and androidx.core.text.HtmlCompat.

But androidx.core.text.HtmlCompat is the latest one. For that, you must include the dependency in gradle file.



implementation 'androidx.core:core:1.0.1'

underline a textview in android studio



val html = " 1.1 Underline using HtmlCompat.fromHtml()"
//1.1 underline textview using HtmlCompat.fromHtml() method
textview11.text = HtmlCompat.fromHtml(html, HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_LEGACY)

1.2 Above underline method in a direct way

underline below textview android

This is for beginners. You can directly implement the code just like below.



textview12.text = HtmlCompat.fromHtml("1.2 Underline using HtmlCompat.fromHtml() ", HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_LEGACY)

1.3 – Underline TextView In Android Using String resource & HtmlCompat.fromHtml()

how to underline textview in android

In this method, we use strings.xml to store our HTML code and access using getString() method inside HtmlCompat.fromHtml() method.

The <u> tag doesn’t work with devices I checked. So I use < and; here. Just like below.

strings.xml



1.3 <u>Underline using HtmlCompat.fromHtml() and string resource</u>



textview13.text = HtmlCompat.fromHtml(getString(R.string.underline_text), HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_LEGACY)

2. Underline Using Paint Flags

android textview underline

You can use Paint flags to make underline below TextView. Use Paint.UNDERLINE_TEXT_FLAG.



        textview2.paintFlags = textview2.paintFlags or Paint.UNDERLINE_TEXT_FLAG
        textview2.text = "2. Underline using setPaintFlags()"

3.1 Underline using SpannableString

underline below textview android

You can underline TextView using SpannableString and setSpan() method with the help of UnderlineSpan().



val content1 = "3.1 Underline using SpannableString"
        val spannableString1 = SpannableString(content1)
        spannableString1.setSpan(UnderlineSpan(),0,content1.length,0)
        textview31.text = spannableString1

3.2 Underline Using SpannableString

how to underline textview in android

You can underline wherever you want in a word or sentence. Just Specify the start and endpoints.



val content2 = "3.2 Underline using SpannableString"
        val spannableString2 = SpannableString(content2)
        spannableString2.setSpan(UnderlineSpan(),4,13,0)
        textview32.text = spannableString2

Here 4 is the start point and 13 is the endpoint.

4. Underline Using Layerlist Drawable

android textview underline color

You can use XML drawable to make underline. Here I am going to talk about LayerList Drawable.

Make a drawable named underline_layerlist.xml, and paste below code.




    
        
            
        
    


Change Underline color using android:color attribute.

Here I used solid element color as transparent. If not, the solid element color becomes black in older devices (below Lolipop).

Change underline width using android:width attribute.

5. Underline using Shape Drawable

android textview underline color

Using Line shape we can create Underline below TextView Just like this.





    
    


Here android:width and android:color are defines underline stroke and color just like layerlist drawable.

A Small Surprise – 6. Underline Using View element

android textview underline color

Here I just made a line using View element and place it below the TextView.



 	 	 	 	

        

        
    


Create Android Studio Project – UnderlineTextView ex

Let’s create an Android Studio project with the above code examples.

Open your Android Studio,

Start a new Android Studio Project.

Application Name: UnderlineTextView Ex

Company domain: androidride.example.com

Check to include Kotlin support.


Select minimum SDK:API 15 – Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and click Next.

Next dialog, Select Empty Activity and click Next.

Activity Name: MainActivity
Check Generate layout file

Layout Name: activity_main

Click Finish.

copy paste below code in respective files.

build.gradle(Project: UnderlineTextView)


// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
    ext.kotlin_version = '1.2.71'
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.2.1'
        classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files
    }
}

allprojects {
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }
}

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir
}

build.gradle(Module:app)


apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android-extensions'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 28
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.androidride.underlinetextviewex_kotlin"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 28
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    implementation"org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:$kotlin_version"
    implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'

    implementation 'androidx.core:core:1.0.1'
}

gradle.properties


# Project-wide Gradle settings.
# IDE (e.g. Android Studio) users:
# Gradle settings configured through the IDE *will override*
# any settings specified in this file.
# For more details on how to configure your build environment visit
# http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/userguide/build_environment.html
# Specifies the JVM arguments used for the daemon process.
# The setting is particularly useful for tweaking memory settings.
org.gradle.jvmargs=-Xmx1024m
# When configured, Gradle will run in incubating parallel mode.
# This option should only be used with decoupled projects. More details, visit
# http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/userguide/multi_project_builds.html#sec:decoupled_projects
# org.gradle.parallel=true
# Kotlin code style for this project: "official" or "obsolete":
kotlin.code.style=official
android.useAndroidX=true
android.enableJetifier=true


strings.xml



    UnderlineTextView Ex
    1.3 <u>Underline using HtmlCompat.fromHtml() and string resource</u>


activity_main.xml



 	 	 	 	

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

     	 	 	 	

        

        
    

underline_layerlist.xml




    
        
            
        
    


underline_shape.xml




    
    


AndroidManifest.xml





    
        
            
                

                
            
        
    


MainActivity.java


package com.androidride.underlinetextviewex_kotlin

import android.graphics.Paint
import android.os.Bundle
import android.text.SpannableString
import android.text.style.UnderlineSpan
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import androidx.core.text.HtmlCompat
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

            val html = " 1.1 Underline using HtmlCompat.fromHtml()"
            //1.1 underline textview using Html.fromHtml() method.
            textview11.text = HtmlCompat.fromHtml(html, HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_LEGACY)
            //1.2
            textview12.text = HtmlCompat.fromHtml("1.2 Underline using HtmlCompat.fromHtml() ", HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_LEGACY)
            // 1.3 underline textview using Html.fromHtml() and string resource
            textview13.text = HtmlCompat.fromHtml(getString(R.string.underline_text), HtmlCompat.FROM_HTML_MODE_LEGACY)

        // 2 underline textview using setPaintFlags() method
        textview2.paintFlags = textview2.paintFlags or Paint.UNDERLINE_TEXT_FLAG
        textview2.text = "2. Underline using setPaintFlags()"

        // 3.1 - underline textview using spannablestring
        val content1 = "3.1 Underline using SpannableString"
        val spannableString1 = SpannableString(content1)
        spannableString1.setSpan(UnderlineSpan(),0,content1.length,0)
        textview31.text = spannableString1

        // 3.2 - underline any text in sentance, specifying start and end position of underline.
        val content2 = "3.2 Underline using SpannableString"
        val spannableString2 = SpannableString(content2)
        spannableString2.setSpan(UnderlineSpan(),4,13,0)
        textview32.text = spannableString2


    }
}


Okay. Let’s Run Now. You can use below links to Run your app.

underline a textview in android - android textview underline color

Yeah… That’s all for now.

Let me know if anything missing here.

Sharing is Caring.

Sometimes, we make our app using the code from youtube tutorials and blogs and may forget to change the package name at the start. Yes, this happens, most of the time.

We don’t want to display other website name or Youtube channel name to be as our package name, We want a package name that defines us. If you are searching for a tutorial about how to change or rename the Android app package name in Android Studio, then this post is for you.



In this post, I am going to discuss 3 methods that I am using and still working.

Method I – How to rename android app package name in Android Studio

In this example, we will change package name com.androidride.myapplication” to “com.xyz.yourapplication”.

STEP 1

rename android app package name

  • Open Android Studio project, Select package name or Java, Click the gear icon.

STEP 2

rename android app package name

  • Deselect Hide Empty Middle Packages. This breaks your folder structure into parts.

rename android app package name

  • The package is brocken down.

STEP 3

rename android app package name

  • Right Click on AndroidRide, Refactor -> Rename . You can also use Shift + F6.

A warning will appear.

STEP 4

rename android app package name

  • Click on Rename package

STEP 5

rename android app package name

  • Clear AndroidRide and put new Name in it. Here “xyz”

    STEP 6

    rename android app package name

    • Click Do Refactor

    STEP 7

    rename android app package name

    • Repeat the same process.
    • Right click on myapplication,Refactor -> Rename and Rename package.

    STEP 8

    rename android app package name

    • Change myapplication to yourapplication

    STEP 9

    rename android app package name

    • Click on Do Refactor.

    STEP 10

    • After changing the package name, open build.gradle(module) and change Application Id

    STEP 11

    rename android app package name

    • change applicationid “com.androidride.myapplication” to “com.xyz.yourapplication”.
    • After changing applicationid, click on sync now.

    Congrats. Package name successfully changed.

    Method 2 – How to change full package name of project by creating new package

    In this method, We are going to change package name “com.androidride.myapplication” to “info.xyz.yourapplication”

    STEP 1

    android studio how to change package name

    • Right click on com.androidride.myapplication package and select Refactor->Move

    STEP 2

    android studio how to change package name

    • Choose Move package “com.androidride.myapplication” to another package and click on OK.

    STEP 3

    android studio how to change package name
    Now you will get a warning dialog shows Multiple directories correspond to package com.androidride.myapplication

    • Click on Yes

    STEP 4

    android studio how to change package name

    • Enter the new package name except the last level, For example. If you want to make package name as “info.xyz.yourapplication” then type “info.xyz” only, like above. Avoid the last part, here “yourapplication”.

      STEP 5

      android studio how to change package name

      • Click YES for creating new package.

      STEP 6

      android studio how to change package name

      • Click on Do Refactor. Now package name “com.androidride.myapplication” changes into “info.xyz.myapplication“.

      STEP 7

      android studio how to change package name

      Now we have to change the last package level name,

      • Right click on package name -> Refactor -> Rename

      STEP 8

      android studio how to change package name

      • Click on Rename package

      STEP 9

      android studio how to change package name

      • Rename “myapplication” in to “yourapplication”.

        STEP 10

        android studio how to change package name

        • Click on “Do Refactor”

        STEP 11

        android studio how to change package name

        • Use CTRL key and select each package related to old package name and delete. You can use DELETE key in keyboard or right click after selecting old packages and click on delete option from the menu.

        STEP 12

        android studio how to change package name

        • Open build.gradle file, change applicationId and Click on sync now.

        Package name successfully changed to “info.xyz.yourapplication“.

        Method III – How to rename android app package name in Android Studio using existing package

        This method is also same as the second method. Just like second, we change package name “com.androidride.myapplication” to “info.xyz.yourapplication“.

        STEP 1

        android studio change package name of project

        • Right click on Java and select New -> Package

          STEP 2

          change apk package name android studio

          • Next dialog box appears, choose …app\src\main\java as Destination Directory.

          STEP 3

          how to change package name android studio

          • Enter your package name, here info.xyz.yourapplication

          STEP 4

          android studio how to change package name

          • Now move old package files into new package. Here move files from “com.androidride.myapplication” to “info.xyz.yourapplication“. Just use CTRL key to select all files and drag it to new package.

          how to change full package name in android studio

          • Files moved.

          STEP 5

          rename android app package name

          • Open AndroidManifest.xml and change package name into “info.xyz.yourapplication

          .

          STEP 6

          android studio change package name

          • Open build.gradle (Module: app) file, change applicationId also. Change it to “info.xyz.yourapplication” and Click on Sync now.Now you might get errors. It is due to the R file import. There are two scenarios, we can do.
            1. Remove R file import line from both files and check the error still exists. If not then you can delete old package files now
            2. It’s done. You have successfully changed the package name.

            3. Otherwise, If the error still exists, do the below steps.
            4. STEP 7

              change package name android studio

              • Select R file import line just like above and press CTRL + SHIFT + R . Replace with new package name. Click on replace all.

              STEP 8

              android studio change package name of project

              • Click on replace

              STEP 9

              change apk package name android studio

              • Delete old package and related files

              STEP 10

              how to change package name android studio

              • Build->Rebuild

              Yes, the package name is changed.

              Express your thoughts below and tell your friends about this post. Thank you.
              how to change package name in android studio

Having trouble with USB debugging???

Want to reduce the usage of USB??

In this post, we will show you two methods that help you to run the app over WiFi in Android Studio.

Really ??

Yes, this is simple, efficient and it will benefit you in the long run. If you are a beginner, we recommend you to take the strategy NO:1.

Are you curious to find out what it is ??

Go on…



Strategy NO:1 – Using Android WiFi ADB plugin
What will you need

  1. USB cable – initial setup
  2. Android Wifi ADB plugin

Open Android Studio,
how to run app over wifi in android studio adb wifi 1search-plugins

  1. Click Shift key twice or search icon at the top – right side corner of the Android Studio
  2. Search “plugins
  3. Click on plugins item on the list

You can also get plugins window by File->Settings->Plugins

how to run apk over wifi in android studio

  • Now plugins window will appear, just click on “Browse repositories

how to run android app over wifi in android studio

  1. Search “Android Wifi ADB” plugin”
  2. Select “Android WiFi ADB” from plugins list”
  3. Install it.

how install Adb over wifi in android studio download-plugin

    • The plugin will be downloaded.

how to run apk over wifi in android studio 5 adb wifi

Click “Restart Android Studio“.

how to run apk over wifi in android studio adb wifi

  • Android Studio shows a notification Restart Android Studio to activate changes in plugins? Click “Yes
    • Make sure that USB debugging is fine and successfully connected with the USB cable.

how to install android app over wifi in android studio

  • After the restart, just click the Android WiFi ADB icon that besides the run button like above.how to debug android apk over wifi in Android Studio
    • Android Studio notifies with a message that your device is connected.
    • Disconnect your device, otherwise run dialog will show your device twice. one as USB device, other as WiFi device.

    how to run android apk over wifi in android studio

    • Click the run button and select your device in the run device dialog.

    how to install apk over wifi in android studio 10installing apk

    After selecting the device, it will continue to download through WiFi and install on your device.

    Strategy NO:2 – How to run your app over WiFi using ADB commands

    Sometimes, This method may difficult for you if you are a beginner. But we are just

    • connecting the device using the IP address
    • Install the app through ADB command.

    Open Android Studio,

    how to run apk over wifi in Android Studio terminal

    • Click your terminal on Android Studio, You can also use the command prompt.

    how to run apk over wifi in Android Studio adb command

    • Type “adb devices” and Press Enter key – List the devices which are connected to system.

    If your device is plugged with USB, then it will show it to you on the terminal.

    how to run apk over wifi in android studio - adb over wifi

    • Type “adb tcpip 5555” and Press Enter key.

    Now you can disconnect your device.

    how to find ip address of android device

    Find the IP address of your smart device. You can find it by Settings-> About Phone -> Status -> IP address.

    how to run apk over wifi in Android Studio - Adb over wifi 3tcp 3
    Now connect your device over wifi by running

    • adb connect <IP address of your Android Device>:5555

    that’s all. your Android device successfully connected with computer.

    how to debug apk over wifi in Android Studio - adb over wifi

    • Install apk – adb install “full location of apk”
    • adb install C:/app-debug.apk – here C:/app-debug.apk – full location of APK, I just placed the APK to C drive.

    It’s a nice technique, but we are not saying that to leave USB cables forever. It’s needed for initial setup. If your pc and Android device restart again, Then you need to use USB cables again for reidentify the device.

    Share your experiences with us and don’t forget to share.

    Thanks for scrolling…

In this example, you will learn how to open the calendar on button click in Android with an example. Here I use DatePickerDialog, not CalendarView. Beginners tend to use Calendar, that’s why I use that here.



Download Source Code Now


Let’s discuss in simple steps.

1. Create a button and make it listen for events.



button.setOnClickListener
{

}

2. Access current date.


//getting current day,month and year.
val year = calendar.get(Calendar.YEAR)
val month = calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH)
val day = calendar.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH)
       
 

3. Initialize DatePickerDialog with the current date and show it. If you don’t and use 0 as day, month and year. Then DatePickerDialog shows Feb month 1900.



val datePickerDialog = DatePickerDialog(this@MainActivity, DatePickerDialog.OnDateSetListener
        { view, year, monthOfYear, dayOfMonth ->

           
        }, year, month, day)

datePickerDialog.show()


4. Get day, month and year from DatePickerDialog onDateSet() method.
When you select a date in DatePickerDialog, onDateSet() method gives day, year in the as correct number specified in DatePickerDialog. But month value varies from 0 to 11. So just add 1 to month value to show original month number.

Just like below.



edittext.setText("" + dayOfMonth + " - " + (monthOfYear+1) + " - " + year)

Create Project – Open Calendar on Button click in Android Example

Let’s create a project that sets the date in EditText. When you click on Button, DatePickerDialog shows up, When you select a date, it sets on EditText.

Start a new Android Studio project

Application name: Open Calendar on Button Click in Android Example.

Company domain: androidride.example.com

check to include Kotlin support.


Select minimum SDK: API 15 – Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and click Next.

Next dialog, Select Empty Activity and click Next.

Activity Name: MainActivity
Check Generate layout file

Layout Name: activity_main

Click Finish.


Make a layout using below code

Open calendar on button click in Android Example
Open calendar on button click in Android Example

colors.xml




    #008577
    #00574B
    #D81B60


strings.xml



    Open Calendar on Button Click in Android Example

styles.xml




    
    


activity_main.xml




    
    

MainActivity.kt


class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity()
{

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

        val calendar= Calendar.getInstance()
        val year = calendar.get(Calendar.YEAR)
        val month = calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH)
        val day = calendar.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH)


        button.setOnClickListener{

            val datePickerDialog = DatePickerDialog(this@MainActivity, DatePickerDialog.OnDateSetListener
            { view, year, monthOfYear, dayOfMonth ->

                edittext.setText("" + dayOfMonth + " - " + (monthOfYear+1) + " - " + year)

            }, year, month, day)

            datePickerDialog.show()


        }

    }

open calendar on button click in android example
open calendar on button click in android example

Conclusion
There are many occasions when you need a date from the user. Date of birth in sign up process, Ticket reservation, and date of an upcoming event just like that. It may not be user-friendly If the user needs to type it down. Android provides views for that, so users can easily pick it up. So I think if you are making an app like that, this post might have helped you. If you like this tutorial, please share it.

Reference
DatePickerDialog - Android doc