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Niyamat Almass
Niyamat Almass
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Need help for understanding recyclerView?

I want to practice recyclerView in android.So I created a project that show a 0 - 40 numbers in a list.(I know that is really easy).

But I can't do that.I don't know what to do next. I updated my project on github Here is the link

Please someone help me!!

1 Answer

Hi Niyamat,

ok i found some lines that could cause you an error:

  1. In the view holder class that you created, you have two TextViews, however you initizlized only one. see that the text view mHoleNumber is not initizlized.

  2. Still in the view holder class, in the Bind method - you set the numbers object, but it is ofcourse empty bc you didnt do anything with it. in the view holder class, create -

private Numbers numbers;

and in the bind method write -

this.numbers = numbers;

otherwise, it will approach an empty object, and thus wont represent any data.

here is an example of a view holder class that i did:

//Recycler view holder

// ViewHolder is a wrapper for an item in the RecyclerView private class CrimeHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {

    private TextView textTitle;
    private TextView textDate;
    private CheckBox checkSolved;

    private Crime crime;

    public CrimeHolder(View itemView) {
        // listen to clicks on the list item

        textTitle = (TextView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.list_item_crime_title_text_view);
        textDate = (TextView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.list_item_crime_date_text_view);
        checkSolved = (CheckBox) itemView.findViewById(R.id.list_item_crime_solved_check_box);


    // how to bind data to the views
    public void bindCrime(Crime crime) {
        this.crime = crime;

i will send you also an example of a recycler view adapter that i did as well that works :

//Recycler view adapter

private class CrimeAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<CrimeHolder> {

    private ArrayList<Crime> crimes;

    public CrimeAdapter(ArrayList<Crime> crimes) {
        this.crimes = crimes;

    public CrimeHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
        // create the wrapper for each item
        LayoutInflater layoutInflater = (LayoutInflater)   getContext().getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
        View view = layoutInflater.inflate(R.layout.list_item_crime, parent, false);
        return new CrimeHolder(view);

    public void onBindViewHolder(CrimeHolder holder, int position) {
        // bind the data to the holder
        Crime crime = crimes.get(position);

    public int getItemCount() {
        return crimes.size();

hope that helps :)

good luck! recycler view is great but is not easy to use, you need to practice it alot!