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Android Android Fragments Introducing Fragments Adding Fragments to Activities

Why provide attachToRoot as false instead of providing root as null while inflating the fragment?

Hi, in the video Ben Deitch describes providing attachToRoot as false while inflating the fragment as unintuitive - and it is. So why provide a root parameter at all when the aim is to not attach the inflated view to it? (to avoid adding it two times) Why not pass it as null like this? Is there any tradeoff here?

View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_list, null); 

1 Answer

Ben Deitch
Ben Deitch
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Devanshu! It's just to make sure we're using the correct LayoutParams. Here's what the docs say about it:

ViewGroup: Optional view to be the parent of the generated hierarchy (if attachToRoot is true), or else simply an object that provides a set of LayoutParams values for root of the returned hierarchy (if attachToRoot is false.)

https://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/LayoutInflater.html#inflate(int, android.view.ViewGroup, boolean)