EasyHeaderFooterAdapter

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Language
Java
Version
3.0.0 (Aug 8, 2017)
Created
Sep 25, 2016
Updated
Jul 23, 2018
Owner
Ruben Gees (rubengees)
Contributor
Ruben Gees (rubengees)
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easy-header-footer-adapter

Add a header and/or footer to your RecyclerView - the easy way.

You can download the latest sample app here.

Features

  • Completely hassle-free. You don't have to change your existing implementation.
  • Support for LinearLayoutManager, GridLayoutManager and StaggeredGridLayoutManager.
  • LayoutParams of your Views are honoured.
  • The SpanSizeLookup of your GridLayoutManager continues to work without adjustments.
  • Support for stable ids.

Include in your Project

Add this to your root build.gradle (usually in the root of your project):

repositories {
    maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
}

And this to your module build.gradle (usually in the app directory):

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.rubengees:easy-header-footer-adapter:3.0.0@aar'
}

If that doesn't work, look if there is a new version and the Readme was not updated yet.

Usage

There is almost zero configuration if you already have an adapter. You wrap your adapter in the EasyHeaderFooterAdapter and set it to the RecyclerView like this:

YourAdapter adapter = new YourAdapter();
EasyHeaderFooterAdapter easyHeaderFooterAdapter = 
                new EasyHeaderFooterAdapter(adapter);

//Always set the LayoutManager BEFORE the adapter.
recyclerView.setLayoutManager(new SomeLayoutManager());
recyclerView.setAdapter(easyHeaderFooterAdapter);

You can then set a header or footer through the setHeader and setFooter methods:

headerFooterAdapter.setHeader(anyView);
headerFooterAdapter.setFooter(anotherView);

Those can be removed by setting null to the aforementioned methods:

headerFooterAdapter.setHeader(null);
headerFooterAdapter.setFooter(null);

And that's it! Easy right?

There are a view things to look out for though.

Positions

If you are using the positions returned by the ViewHolders getAdapterPosition method, you have to calculate the real position in your adapter. The method getRealPosition does exactly that:

adapter.setCallback(new MainAdapter.MainAdapterCallback() {
    @Override
    public void onItemClick(int position) {
        int positionInYourDataSet = headerFooterAdapter.getRealPosition(position);

        // Do whatever you wanted to do with it.
    }
});

You can find more info on that in the sample.

ViewTypes and Ids

The following ViewTypes and IDs are used internally, so don't use them yourself:

TYPE_HEADER = Integer.MIN_VALUE;
TYPE_FOOTER = Integer.MIN_VALUE + 1;
ID_HEADER = Long.MIN_VALUE;
ID_FOOTER = Long.MIN_VALUE + 1;
Changing the LayoutManager at runtime

As the EasyHeaderFooterAdapter needs to configure your LayoutManager, you have to reset the adapter to the RecyclerView if you want to change the LayoutManager:

recycler.setLayoutManager(new YourNewLayoutManager());

// Remember, always set if after the LayoutManager
recycler.setAdapter(headerFooterAdapter);

Further reading

The sample features almost all use cases. Have a look here. You can find the JavaDoc here.

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Contributions and contributors

A guide for contribution can be found here.