ltsai ltsai - 4 months ago 49
Android Question

How do I create a circular (endless) RecyclerView?

I am trying to make my

loop back to the start of my list.

I have searched all over the internet and have managed to detect when I have reached the end of my list, however I am unsure where to proceed from here.

This is what I am currently using to detect the end of the list (found here):

public void onScrolled(RecyclerView recyclerView, int dx, int dy) {

visibleItemCount = mLayoutManager.getChildCount();
totalItemCount = mLayoutManager.getItemCount();
pastVisiblesItems = mLayoutManager.findFirstVisibleItemPosition();

if (loading) {
if ( (visibleItemCount+pastVisiblesItems) >= totalItemCount) {
loading = false;
Log.v("...", ""+visibleItemCount);

When scrolled to the end, I would like to views to be visible while the displaying data from the top of the list or when scrolled to the top of the list I would display data from the bottom of the list.

For example:

View1 View2 View3 View4 View5

View5 View1 View2 View3 View4


There is no way of making it infinite, but there is a way to make it look like infinite.

  1. in your adapter override getCount() to return something big like Integer.MAX_VALUE:

    public int getCount() {
        return Integer.MAX_VALUE;
  2. in getItem() and getView() modulo divide (%) position by real item number:

    public Fragment getItem(int position) {
        position = position % actualCountOfItems;
        return MyFragment.newInstance();
  3. at the end, set current item to something in the middle (or else, it would be endless only in downward direction).

    // scroll to middle item
    recyclerView.getLayoutManager().scrollToPosition(Integer.MAX_VALUE / 2);