cursor – Android – How to get position in bindView like in getView?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

In getView() of CursorAdapter, there’s a parameter position so I can do a checking for that position, how can I do the same on bindView() it has no position parameter in BindView.

Currently I’m overriding newView(), bindView() and getView() which I read and heard is bad, either override getView() OR newView() and getView().


How to solve:

Try this

public void bindView(View arg0, Context arg1, Cursor arg2)
    int pos = arg2.getPosition();


codeboys answer is correct, cursor.getPosition() will do.
But if someone needs position in the onClick event of listitems subitem, for instance icon inside the listItem, the solution is to put a position as setTag on the icon and retreive it when event occurs:

public void bindView(View vw, Context ctx, final Cursor cursor) {
    /* ...
    *  do your binding 
    ImageView icon = (ImageView) vw.findViewById(;
    icon.setTag(cursor.getPosition());   // here you set position on a tag
    icon.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
        public void onClick(View v) {
            //  use a tag to get the right position 
            ((MainActivity) context).onIconClick((int)v.getTag());


public void bindView(View view, Context context, Cursor cursor) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub


public View newView(Context context, Cursor cursor, ViewGroup view) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    int mCount = cursor.getCount();
    //Returns Total count(Rows) in cursor

     int currentPostion= cursor.getPosition();
    //Returns the current position of the cursor in the row set

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