TheMovieDb API – Part 6 – The Movies Adapter

Hey! welcome back to this series on implementing TheMovieDb API. As always remember all the code for this series will be in this GitHub repo today we are jumping straight to Java once more, last week post was all about the design of the Movie view today we are building the bridge that connects it all, the movies adapter.

Let’s go! First keep in mind this is 2016 and beyond we need to re-use our views and who better than the RecyclerView for that job? We are going to create something called a ‘ViewHolder’ which it’s only job is to hold a reference of the views within our movie_view.xml and give it to the RecyclerView each time a new Movie object is given to him and reuse it. This view holder should also implement an interface to handle clicks on our actions buttons, remember RecyclerView is a decoupled version of ListView meaning all of these does not come out of the box. Tricky right? Let’s see how this looks in action:

Let’s create our interface responsible for the action clicks, I called it MovieItemClickListener:

First the movie viewholder, mine I called it MovieSingleRowViewHolder:

public interface MovieItemClickListener {
    void onMovieActionClick(View v, int position);

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