Psypher Psypher - 5 months ago 238
Android Question

Embedding ads within Recyclerview

I am trying to upgrade my app from listview to recyclerview. When I was using listview I had embedded ads within the listview using this tutorial: http://googleadsdeveloper.blogspot.in/2012/03/embedding-admob-ads-within-listview-on.html

I am not able to add it within recyclerview similarly. Any views on how this is to be done in a Recyclerview?

Currently in my listview the code is as below for loading ads:

if ((position % k) == 0) {
if (convertView instanceof AdView) {
return convertView;
} else {
// Create a new AdView
AdView adView = new AdView(activity, AdSize.BANNER,
ADMOB_ID);

float density = activity.getResources().getDisplayMetrics().density;
int height = Math.round(AdSize.BANNER.getHeight() * density);
AbsListView.LayoutParams params = new AbsListView.LayoutParams(
AbsListView.LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT,
height);
adView.setLayoutParams(params);

adView.loadAd(new AdRequest());
return adView;
}
} else {
return delegate.getView(position - (int) Math.ceil(position / k) - 1,
convertView, parent);
}


This is how it should look:

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Answer

In your adapter, you first need to override getItemViewType, for example:

@Override
public int getItemViewType(int position) 
{
    if (position % 5 == 0)
        return AD_TYPE; 
    return CONTENT_TYPE;
}

Then in onCreateViewHolder, inflate a different view according to the type. Something like this:

@Override
public RecyclerView.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup viewGroup, int viewType) 
{
    View v = null;

    if (viewType == AD_TYPE)
    {
        v = new AdView(activity, AdSize.BANNER, ADMOB_ID);
        float density = activity.getResources().getDisplayMetrics().density;
        int height = Math.round(AdSize.BANNER.getHeight() * density);
        AbsListView.LayoutParams params = new AbsListView.LayoutParams(AbsListView.LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT,height);
        v.setLayoutParams(params);
        v.loadAd(new AdRequest());
    }
    else 
        v = LayoutInflater.from(viewGroup.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.list_item_layout, viewGroup, false);

    RecyclerView.ViewHolder viewHolder = new RecyclerView.ViewHolder(v);
    return viewHolder;
}
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