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Android Android Fragments Managing Fragments Fragment Flavors

can someone help

I created a new fragment to store our news items. It's called NewsItemFragment.java. When I went to add a constructor to pass in the selected index, Android Studio told me that I shouldn't do that.

Can you please help me by using a bundle to pass the index to my new NewsItemFragment when it is selected? (I added a constant key for the index in NewsItemFragment.java code below

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements NewsFragment.NewsListener {
    // New tags for referring to fragments
    public static final String NEWS_FRAGMENT = "news_fragment";
    public static final String NEWSITEM_FRAGMENT = "newsitem_fragment";

    Fragment savedFragment;
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        FragmentManager fragmentManager = getFragmentManager();

        //NewsFragment savedFragment = (NewsFragment) fragmentManager.findFragmentById(R.id.placeholder);
        savedFragment = fragmentManager.getFragmentManager("NEWS_FRAGMENT");

      //FragmentManager fm = getSupportFragmentManager();
    //fragment = fm.findFragmentByTag("myFragmentTag");

        if (savedFragment == null) {
            NewsFragment newsFragment = new NewsFragment();
            FragmentTransaction fragmentTransaction = fragmentManager.beginTransaction();
            fragmentTransaction.add(R.id.placeholder, newsFragment,"NEWS_FRAGMENT");




    public void onNewsItemSelected(int index) {
        NewsItemFragment fragment = new NewsItemFragment();
        // TODO: how do we pass arguments to the new Fragment?
        FragmentManager fragmentManager = getFragmentManager();
            Bundle bundle = new Bundle();
             FragmentTransaction fragmentTransaction = fragmentManager.beginTransaction();

        fragmentTransaction.replace(R.id.placeholder, fragment, "NEWSITEM_FRAGMENT");
public class NewsItemFragment extends Fragment {
    public static final String KEY_NEWS_ITEM_INDEX = "news_item_index";

    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // TODO:  Hmmm, how do we get this index?
        int index = getArguments().getInt(KEY_NEWS_ITEM_INDEX) ;
        View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_newsitem, container, false);
        return view;

    public void onStop() {
public class News {
    public static String[] headlines = new String[]{
      "Treehouse student develops #1 App in Google App Store",
      "Oracle and Google decide to hug it out",
      "Java8 coming to Android!  Is it too late?"

1 Answer

D mk
D mk
13,225 Points

You should instead a static method to get the fragment. Something like...

private int index;

public static NewsItemFragment newInstance(int index) {
    NewsItemFragment myFragment = new NewsItemFragment();

    Bundle args = new Bundle();
    args.putInt(KEY_NEWS_ITEM_INDEX, index);

    return myFragment;