Xiaozou Xiaozou - 6 months ago 267
Android Question

How to keep the last item's focus of RecyclerView when navigating to the end of the list?

I used a RecyclerView with HORIZONTAL direction in my TV development which controlled by a D-pad to navigate the list from the left to right. the last item of the RecyclerView always lost focus when navigating to the right-most of the list.

So how can i keep the last item's focus when navigating to the end of the list?

Answer

I dug into the source code of RecyclerView, i found the onInterceptFocusSearch method in the LayoutManager, inner class of RecyclerView.

/**
 * This method gives a LayoutManager an opportunity to intercept the initial focus search
 * before the default behavior of {@link FocusFinder} is used. If this method returns
 * null FocusFinder will attempt to find a focusable child view. If it fails
 * then {@link #onFocusSearchFailed(View, int, RecyclerView.Recycler, RecyclerView.State)}
 * will be called to give the LayoutManager an opportunity to add new views for items
 * that did not have attached views representing them. The LayoutManager should not add
 * or remove views from this method.
 *
 * @param focused The currently focused view
 * @param direction One of { @link View#FOCUS_UP}, {@link View#FOCUS_DOWN},
 *                  {@link View#FOCUS_LEFT}, {@link View#FOCUS_RIGHT},
 *                  {@link View#FOCUS_BACKWARD}, {@link View#FOCUS_FORWARD}
 * @return A descendant view to focus or null to fall back to default behavior.
 *         The default implementation returns null.
 */
public View onInterceptFocusSearch(View focused, int direction) {
    return null ;
}

which gives a LayoutManager an opportunity to intercept the initial focus search before the default behavior of FocusFinder is used.

So i overrided the onInterceptFocusSearch likes below, and used the CustomGridLayoutManager for my RecylerView, which works like a charming.

public class CustomGridLayoutManager extends android.support.v7.widget.GridLayoutManager {

        public CustomGridLayoutManager(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyleAttr,
                                 int defStyleRes) {
            super (context, attrs, defStyleAttr, defStyleRes);
        }

        public CustomGridLayoutManager(Context context, int spanCount) {
            super (context, spanCount);
        }

        public CustomGridLayoutManager(Context context, int spanCount, int orientation,
                                 boolean reverseLayout) {
            super (context, spanCount, orientation, reverseLayout);
        }

        @Override
        public View onInterceptFocusSearch(View focused, int direction) {
            int pos = getPosition(focused);
            int count = getItemCount();
            int orientation = getOrientation();


            **********
            do some logic
            what i did was return the focused View when the focused view is the last item of RecyclerView.
            **********

            return super .onInterceptFocusSearch(focused, direction);
        }
}