Prevailer - Orientation Support

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Java
Version
1.0.1 (Oct 12, 2016)
Created
Oct 3, 2016
Updated
Oct 19, 2016
Owner
Mukesh Solanki (mukeshsolanki)
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Mukesh Solanki (mukeshsolanki)
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Prevailer - Orientation Support Android



Prevailer is a simple android library that helps in preserving object instances across orientation change in android and is JAVA 8 and MVP ready.

How to use

Integrating the project is simple a refined all you need to do is follow the below steps

  • Add the JitPack repository to your build file. Add it in your root build.gradle at the end of repositories:
allprojects {
  repositories {
    ...
    maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
  }
}
  • Add the dependency
dependencies {
        compile 'com.github.mukeshsolanki:Prevailer-orientation-support-library-for-Android:1.0.1'
}
  • In your Activity / Fragment onCreate call
Prevailer.init(
        this, // activity instance
        23, // unique id of loader used
        new PrevailerFactory<ObjectToBePreserved>() { // factory for the instance that should be preserved
            @Override
            public ObjectToBePreserved create() {
                return new MyTypeToBePreserved();
            }
        },
        new Prevailer.OnInstanceReloadedAction<ObjectToBePreserved>() {
            @Override
            public void performAction(MyTypeToBePreserved instance) {
          // do what needs to be done when reloaded
            }
        },
        new Prevailer.OnInstanceDestroyedAction() {
            @Override
            public void performAction() {
          // do what needs to be done when destroyed
            }
        }
);
  • Use with JAVA 8
Prevailer.init(this, 23,
                (PrevailerFactory<MyTypeToBePreserved>) () -> new ObjectToBePreserved(),
                (Prevailer.OnInstanceReloadedAction<ObjectToBePreserved>) instance -> {
                    // do what needs to be done when reloaded
                },
                (Prevailer.OnInstanceDestroyedAction) () -> {
                    // do what needs to be done when destroyed
                }
);

Why do we need Prevailer

The need for prevailer has been around from a very long time the developers in the android community have been fighting this issue from a really long time. Prevailer works with MVP approach making development easy in case where the presenters had to be maintained or kept alive when the orientation changed.

How does it work

Prevailer uses Android Loader API under the hood. On Android platform, Loaders framework provides API for asynchronous data loading in Activity or Fragment. However, Loaders has special property of preserving instance of the handled object when it's reloaded. Prevailer benefits from that to provide simple way of caching (preserving) instances of objects that mustn't be destroyed during orientation changes. Preserved instances are destroyed when the activity holding them is abandoned and no longer used.