Brittany Brittany - 3 months ago 19x
Android Question

Error:(17, 21) error: no suitable method found for add(int, ExampleItemFragment)

I'm using Android Studio. I'm trying to develop an app where one fragment holds a list, and tapping an item displays another fragment with details. I built the list, following the tutorial available at:

I was planning on taking the code apart again after seeing how it ran. However, when I tried to run it (at step 6, where the basic list should be functioning), I got the error:

Error:(17, 21) error: no suitable method found for add(int,ExampleItemFragment)
method FragmentTransaction.add(Fragment,String) is not applicable
(argument mismatch; int cannot be converted to Fragment)
method FragmentTransaction.add(int,Fragment) is not applicable
(argument mismatch; ExampleItemFragment cannot be converted to Fragment)


package com.example.brittany.fragmentlistexample;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

if (savedInstanceState == null) {
.add(, new ExampleItemFragment())

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);
return true;

public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
// Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
// automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
// as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
int id = item.getItemId();

//noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
if (id == {
return true;

return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);

Where & how should I implement this .add() method, or should I do something to the object I'm passing in order to make an inherited .add() accept it? The class ExampleItemFragment already extends Fragment.

ExampleItemFragment's code (mostly untouched from the default code):

package com.example.brittany.fragmentlistexample;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.AbsListView;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListAdapter;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.example.brittany.fragmentlistexample.dummy.DummyContent;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

public class ExampleItemFragment extends Fragment implements AbsListView.OnItemClickListener {
private List exampleListItemList; // at the top of your fragment list

// TODO: Rename parameter arguments, choose names that match
// the fragment initialization parameters, e.g. ARG_ITEM_NUMBER
private static final String ARG_PARAM1 = "param1";
private static final String ARG_PARAM2 = "param2";

// TODO: Rename and change types of parameters
private String mParam1;
private String mParam2;

private OnFragmentInteractionListener mListener;

* The fragment's ListView/GridView.
private AbsListView mListView;

* The Adapter which will be used to populate the ListView/GridView with
* Views.
private ListAdapter mAdapter;

// TODO: Rename and change types of parameters
public static ExampleItemFragment newInstance(String param1, String param2) {
ExampleItemFragment fragment = new ExampleItemFragment();
Bundle args = new Bundle();
args.putString(ARG_PARAM1, param1);
args.putString(ARG_PARAM2, param2);
return fragment;

* Mandatory empty constructor for the fragment manager to instantiate the
* fragment (e.g. upon screen orientation changes).
public ExampleItemFragment() {

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

exampleListItemList = new ArrayList();
exampleListItemList.add(new ExampleListItem("Example 1"));
exampleListItemList.add(new ExampleListItem("Example 2"));
exampleListItemList.add(new ExampleListItem("Example 3"));
mAdapter = new ExampleListAdapter(getActivity(), exampleListItemList);

if (getArguments() != null) {
mParam1 = getArguments().getString(ARG_PARAM1);
mParam2 = getArguments().getString(ARG_PARAM2);

// TODO: Change Adapter to display your content
mAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<DummyContent.DummyItem>(getActivity(),
android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1,, DummyContent.ITEMS);

public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
Bundle savedInstanceState) {
View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_exampleitem, container, false);

// Set the adapter
mListView = (AbsListView) view.findViewById(;
((AdapterView<ListAdapter>) mListView).setAdapter(mAdapter);

// Set OnItemClickListener so we can be notified on item clicks

return view;

public void onAttach(Activity activity) {
try {
mListener = (OnFragmentInteractionListener) activity;
} catch (ClassCastException e) {
throw new ClassCastException(activity.toString()
+ " must implement OnFragmentInteractionListener");

public void onDetach() {
mListener = null;

public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> parent, View view, int position, long id) {
ExampleListItem item = (ExampleListItem)this.exampleListItemList.get(position);
Toast.makeText(getActivity(), item.getItemTitle() + " Clicked!"
, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
if (null != mListener) {
// Notify the active callbacks interface (the activity, if the
// fragment is attached to one) that an item has been selected.

* The default content for this Fragment has a TextView that is shown when
* the list is empty. If you would like to change the text, call this method
* to supply the text it should use.
public void setEmptyText(CharSequence emptyText) {
View emptyView = mListView.getEmptyView();

if (emptyView instanceof TextView) {
((TextView) emptyView).setText(emptyText);

* This interface must be implemented by activities that contain this
* fragment to allow an interaction in this fragment to be communicated
* to the activity and potentially other fragments contained in that
* activity.
* <p/>
* See the Android Training lesson <a href=
* ""
* >Communicating with Other Fragments</a> for more information.
public interface OnFragmentInteractionListener {
// TODO: Update argument type and name
public void onFragmentInteraction(String id);



You have to import the Fragment from the support library, not from the android.widget. Use import; in your fragment.