I am a newbie to android, I know this question has already been asked but i couldn’t get a satisfactory explanation.
My doubts are:
- What is “attach to root” used for, if possible with a small
and clear example.
- When I searched for the answer people said its optional used to
attach to parent view group, What is the view group hierarchy?(Is
that considering views that we created programatically or is that
also considering the views that are already declared in an xml file)
I hope the questions is clear, if not please say so in the comments.
I myself was also confused about what was the real purpose of
inflate method. After a bit of UI study, I finally got the answer:
in this case is the widget/layout that is surrounding the view objects that you want to inflate using findViewById().
attaches the views to their parent (includes them in the parent hierarchy), so any touch event that the views recieve will also be transfered to parent view. Now it’s upto the parent whether it wants to entertain those events or ignore them. if set to false, they are not added as direct children of the parent and the parent doesn’t recieve any touch events from the views.
Hope this clears the confusion
If you pass a
ViewGroup to it, it will add the inflated
View to that
ViewGroup. That means, the inflated
View will be a child of the passed
It is irrelevant whether the ViewGroup is made programatically or by an xml file.
The third parameter in the inflate method is of boolean return type.
There is a lot of confusion(Will get to this part soon) when it comes to choose the value of the parameter.
1) When attachToRoot = false it means
Dont attach the child view to parent “Right Now”, Add it later.
2) When attachToRoot = true it means
Attach the childView to parent “Right Now”.
In both cases the child view will be added to parentView eventually.
Its just the matter of time.
If you want to read in more details you can refer —>>> this answer
(Because i can not post duplicate answer here, Just want to help).
For example :
ChildView : TextView
Parent(Container)View : LinearLayout
if attach to root = true
val view = layoutInflater.inflate(R.layout.child, containerView, true) // Not need -> containerView.addView(view) // This view will be LinearLayout. Not Textview.
if attach to root = false
val view = layoutInflater.inflate(R.layout.child, containerView, false) containerView.addView(view) // we should add // This view will be TextView.