What is the use of LayoutInflater in Android?




Asked on August 29, 2023
What is the use of LayoutInflater in Android. We call the getLayoutInflater() method in our code.

ActivityMainBinding binding = ActivityMainBinding.inflate(getLayoutInflater());

What do we achieve by line of code?




Replied on August 29, 2023
LayoutInflater is used to create a view using a XML layout. Android doc says that LayoutInflater instantiates a layout XML file into its corresponding View objects. To instantiate, use Activity.getLayoutInflater() method.

For the main layout XML file, a class is created. Suppose we have a main layout xml as activity_main.xml . A corresponding Java class will be created as ActivityMainBinding.

In onCreate() method, we inflate the  LayoutInflater to  ActivityMainBinding using following code.

ActivityMainBinding.inflate  binding = ActivityMainBinding.inflate(getLayoutInflater());




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