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Android Implementing Designs for Android Customizing a ListView for the Inbox Adding and Formatting Dates

message adapter

In the custom adapter below, we are going to adapt text messages for a ListView very much like in the Ribbit app. Let's start by setting the createdAt

import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import java.util.List;

public class MessageAdapter extends ArrayAdapter<ParseObject> {

    protected List<ParseObject> mMessages;

     * Some code has been omitted for brevity!

    public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {

        // Some code has also been omitted from this method

        ParseObject message = mMessages.get(position);
        Date createdAt;

        // Code omitted that sets up the view

        return convertView;

1 Answer

Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
132,143 Points

For this set of exercises, it wants you to grab the date from the message, get the current time, and then create a String using both times:

Date createdAt = message.getCreatedAt();
long now = new Date().getTime();
String convertedDate = DateUtils.getRelativeTimeSpanString(createdAt.getTime(), now, DateUtils.SECOND_IN_MILLIS).toString();

thanks it does work but only when you comment Date createdAt; like // Date createdAt;