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Beginning RecyclerView

Mar 23 2018 · Beginner · Video Course · 1 hr, 36 mins

You will learn how to create a basic RecyclerView, then learn how to add ItemDecorations, animations, multiple view types, drag and drop, and swipe-to-delete.

Version

  • Kotlin 1.2, Android 4.4+, Studio 3.0.1

RecyclerView Basics

Find out what's covered in our RecyclerView video tutorial series, from basic setup to animations and common interactions.

1

Download the starter app and build it in Android Studio, and take a peek at the included starter layout files.

2

See how to setup a basic RecyclerView, along with the corresponding LayoutManager, Adapter, and ViewHolder.

3

Learn how to connect the model data displayed in the RecyclerView to the corresponding objects in the view layer.

4

Practice what you've learned so far to add more data into the rows of the RecyclerView, and then see a solution.

5

See how to respond to clicks on the rows of the RecyclerView, and take the user to a detail screen for the corresponding row item.

6

Take all the basics of RecyclerView that you've learned so far to build a Favorites screen for the sample app.

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Conclusion

1:07

Let's review what you've covered in this first part on RecyclerView basics, and discuss what's next.

8

Layout Managers

Let's take a quick look at the layout managers that you'll learn about in this part, and describe the capabilities of each.

9

Learn more detail about LinearLayoutManager by creating a horizontal RecyclerView on the detail screen.

10

Create a nested RecyclerView, learn about LinearSnapHelper, and improve performance with a RecycledViewPool.

11

See how to create a grid of items with RecyclerView using GridLayoutManager, replacing the need for GridView.

12

See how to use varying span sizes within a RecyclerView managed by GridLayoutManager using a span size lookup.

13

Practice setting custom span sizes on a RecyclerView managed by GridLayoutManager, then see a solution.

14

Learn how to handle the case of grid items having different natural sizes using StaggeredGridLayoutManager.

15

Add a menu to allow switching between span sizes for a RecyclerView managed by a StaggeredGridLayoutManager.

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Practice what you've learned about layout manager to create a grid of items on the detail screen, then see a solution.

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Conclusion

1:07

Let's review what you learned about the various RecyclerView layout managers, and discuss what's next.

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Decorating and Animating

Learn about the objectives of this part, which are to become familiar with the capabilities of ItemDecoration and to see how to animate items in a RecyclerView.

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See how to use ItemDecoration with a RecyclerView to control the spacing around the items utilizing offsets.

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See how to use ItemDecoration with a RecyclerView to create separators between the elements in a list.

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Practice using ItemDecoration with a RecyclerView to create separators between the items in a grid, then see a solution.

22

Discover how to use animations to add dynamic effects to the presentation of the items in a RecyclerView.

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Practice using animations to add dynamic effects to the presentation of the items in a RecyclerView.

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Conclusion

0:44

Let's review what you learned about using ItemDecoration and animations with a RecyclerView, and discuss what's next.

25

Section Headers and View Types

Learn about the objectives of this part, which are to become familiar with using different view types in a RecyclerView.

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See how to sort the items displayed in a RecyclerView into groups and then add section headers to the groups.

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Use view types to customize the display of items displayed in a RecyclerView, based on the type of the item.

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Practice using view types to customize the display of certain items in a RecyclerView, then see a solution.

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Conclusion

0:41

Let's review what you learned about using view types for items displayed in a RecyclerView, and discuss what's next.

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Common Interactions

Learn about the objectives of this part, which are to become familiar with common interactions with a RecyclerView, such as drag and drop and swipe-to-delete.

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Discover the capabilities and use cases for combining the ItemTouchHelper class with a RecyclerView.

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See how to use ItemTouchHelper to create a basic capability to rearrange the items in a RecyclerView.

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See how to setup drag handles and item selection highlighting using ItemTouchHelper with a RecyclerView.

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Practice using ItemTouchHelper to allow for drag and drop rearrangement of the items displayed in a grid via a RecyclerView

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See how to use ItemTouchHelper to add a basic swipe-to-delete capability for the items in a RecyclerView.

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Conclusion

2:30

In this final episode, we'll summarize the course, and then see an overview of RecyclerView topics that were not covered.

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