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Android Android Lists and Adapters (2015) Lists with RecyclerViews Creating a RecyclerView ViewHolder

What am I doing wrong?

Challenge 1/3: The class below is for a RecyclerView adapter. We need to add a view holder! Create a nested class called GameViewHolder. Make it public and have it extend RecyclerView.ViewHolder. Leave the rest blank for now.

I think I'm following the video, but I'm honestly confused.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

public class GameAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<GameAdapter.GameViewHolder> {

    private Game[] mGames;

    public GameAdapter(Game[] games) {
        mGames = games;

    public GameViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
        return null;

    public void onBindViewHolder(GameViewHolder holder, int position) {
        // code omitted for brevity

    public int getItemCount() {
        return 0;

     public class GameViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder<GameView.GameViewHolder>{ 

4 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,413 Points
  1. you're missing a closing curly brace for the holder class. 2. You don't need the diamond operator for RecyclerView.ViewHolder, only RecyclerView.Adapter.

Hi Seth,

I'm sorry. I'm not understanding.

Are you referring to the first line of code?

I'm working on the last line of code. Are your suggestions still applicable?


Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,413 Points

Yes, I'm talking about the last line of code. The inner class should be declared as public class GameViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder

Thanks, Seth. I was able to finish the challenge.

public class GameViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder{ }