greenrobot/EventBus

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Language
Java
Version
V3.2.0 (Feb 12, 2020)
Created
Jul 16, 2012
Updated
Mar 4, 2020
Owner
Markus Junginger (greenrobot)
Contributors
Prateek Srivastava (f2prateek)
William Ferguson (william-ferguson-au)
Joan Zapata (JoanZapata)
PerfectCarl
jnagels
Markus Junginger (greenrobot)
Andrew Shu (talklittle)
Frieder Bluemle (friederbluemle)
Leandros
Jan Heinrich Reimer (heinrichreimer)
stefanhoth
nbeloglazov
mikosik
Zsolt Világos (zsoltvilagos)
Chau Thai (chthai64)
mormih
rjbrock
Uwe - ObjectBox (greenrobot-team)
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EventBus

EventBus is a publish/subscribe event bus for Android and Java.

EventBus...

  • simplifies the communication between components
    • decouples event senders and receivers
    • performs well with Activities, Fragments, and background threads
    • avoids complex and error-prone dependencies and life cycle issues
  • makes your code simpler
  • is fast
  • is tiny (~60k jar)
  • is proven in practice by apps with 1,000,000,000+ installs
  • has advanced features like delivery threads, subscriber priorities, etc.

EventBus in 3 steps

  1. Define events:

    public static class MessageEvent { /* Additional fields if needed */ }
  2. Prepare subscribers: Declare and annotate your subscribing method, optionally specify a thread mode:

    @Subscribe(threadMode = ThreadMode.MAIN)  
    public void onMessageEvent(MessageEvent event) {/* Do something */};

    Register and unregister your subscriber. For example on Android, activities and fragments should usually register according to their life cycle:

     @Override
     public void onStart() {
         super.onStart();
         EventBus.getDefault().register(this);
     }
    
     @Override
     public void onStop() {
         super.onStop();
         EventBus.getDefault().unregister(this);
     }
  3. Post events:

     EventBus.getDefault().post(new MessageEvent());

Read the full getting started guide.

There are also some examples.

Note: we highly recommend the EventBus annotation processor with its subscriber index. This will avoid some reflection related problems seen in the wild.

Add EventBus to your project

Available on Maven Central.

Via Gradle:

implementation 'org.greenrobot:eventbus:3.2.0'

Via Maven:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.greenrobot</groupId>
    <artifactId>eventbus</artifactId>
    <version>3.2.0</version>
</dependency>

R8, ProGuard

If your project uses R8 or ProGuard add the following rules:

-keepattributes *Annotation*
-keepclassmembers class * {
    @org.greenrobot.eventbus.Subscribe <methods>;
}
-keep enum org.greenrobot.eventbus.ThreadMode { *; }
 
# And if you use AsyncExecutor:
-keepclassmembers class * extends org.greenrobot.eventbus.util.ThrowableFailureEvent {
    <init>(java.lang.Throwable);
}

Homepage, Documentation, Links

For more details please check the EventBus website. Here are some direct links you may find useful:

Features

Documentation

Changelog

FAQ

How does EventBus compare to other solutions, like Otto from Square? Check this comparison.

License

Copyright (C) 2012-2020 Markus Junginger, greenrobot (https://greenrobot.org)

EventBus binaries and source code can be used according to the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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