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Android Android Lists and Adapters (2015) Using Parcelable Data Reading Parcelable Data

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Finally, we need to update the length of the array returned in the Creator's 'newArray()' method. Use the size parameter passed in.

public class VideoGame implements Parcelable {

    public String mTitle = "";
    public int mYear = 0;

    public VideoGame() {
        // intentionally blank

    // getters and setters omitted for brevity!

    public int describeContents() {
        return 0;

    public void writeToParcel(Parcel dest, int flags) {

    public VideoGame(Parcel in) {
       mTitle = in.readString();
      mYear = in.readInt();

    public static final Creator<VideoGame> CREATOR = new Creator<VideoGame>() {
        public VideoGame createFromParcel(Parcel source) {
            return new VideoGame(source);

        public VideoGame[] newArray(int size) {
             VideoGame videoGame = new VideoGame[size];
            return new VideoGame[0];
David Anton
David Anton
Courses Plus Student 30,936 Points

you have to return the videoGame param not "new VideoGame[0]"

1 Answer

Harry James
Harry James
14,780 Points

Hey Rodrick!

Rather than returning a VideoGame array of the size 0, we want to return a VideoGame array of the size passed in.

In this example, an int size is passed in - see if you can figure out where this size can be used in order to make an array of the size requested.

Hope it helps and if you have any problems on the way, give me a shout :)