JTM JTM - 6 months ago 40
Java Question

Why does inflating a view in getView() cause an exception?

I am trying to inflate a new view in the getView() method in one of my app's fragments. To do this, I create an LayoutInflater, and then inflate convertView:

public View getView(final int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
if (convertView == null) {
LayoutInflater inflater = (LayoutInflater) getActivity().getSystemService(Activity.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
convertView = inflater.inflate(R.layout.inflater_my_search, parent);

return convertView;

However, when I do this, I get this exception:

android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #101: addView(View, LayoutParams) is not supported in AdapterView

What is causing this problem?


Use inflater.inflate(R.layout.inflater_my_search, parent, false);

The 2 param method is trying to attach the view to the parent, throwing the Exception