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Android Implementing Designs for Android Updating Other GridViews Updating the Recipients Activity


We're refactoring another list-based Activity to a grid. Some work has already been done. Now we want to show a button in the Action Bar when more than one player is selected in the GridView of this Activity. Start by adding an if statement in mOnItemClickListener that checks the count of checked items in mGridView.

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.ListView;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.AdapterView.OnItemClickListener;
import android.widget.GridView;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class InviteActivity extends Activity {

     * Some code has been omitted for brevity!
    public MenuItem mInviteMenuItem;
    public GridView mGridView;
    public TextView mEmptyTextView;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        mGridView = (GridView)findViewById(R.id.gridView);

    public OnItemClickListener mOnItemClickListener = new OnItemClickListener() {
        public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> parent, View view, int position, long id) {

            // Start by adding code in here!


2 Answers

Dave Buda, I hope this helps.

First we have to write an if statement

     if ( /* SomeCondition */ ) {
          // Do Something

now we need to add the condition we are checking

     if (mGridView.getCheckedItemCount() > 0) {
       // Do Something

what condition in the code above does is gets our mGridView(s) and then says give me count of any mGridView that is checked so long as the number of checked items is greater than 0

Now we have to add code that in the "Do Something" area so long as the count of the checked item (mGridView) is greater than 0.

        if (mGridView.getCheckedItemCount() > 0 ) {

In the code above we take our item and set it visibility with mInviteMenuItem.setVisability(view.VISIBLE) where we simply pass view.VISIBLE like wise we need to add an else statement to set the view to invisible when the if statement conditions are not true.

        if (mGridView.getCheckedItemCount() > 0 ) {
          } else {

we have to go back now above our OnItemClickListener method and define what our empty view is with

     mEmptyTextView = (TextView) findViewById(android.R.id.empty);

and finally we set this view as the empty view for mGridView with


thanks John u are a star