mdupls mdupls - 2 months ago 11x
Android Question

Scroll offset of GridView

Is there a way to determine the current scroll offset or scroll position of a GridView?

View.getScrollY() // Underlying var is not updated during a scroll.

I have tried setting an OnScrollListener but the onScroll callback is not fine grained enough for my purposes.

Here is the how I'm attempting to determine the scroll offset using an OnScrollListener.

private int getScrollY() {
int top = 0;
if (mGridView.getChildCount() > 0) {
final View firstView = mGridView.getChildAt(0);
top = firstView.getTop();
return top;

The issue with this code is that the returned y offset is inaccurate when scrolling upwards; the top view is recycled and hence, the y offset seems to jump;

Is there a nice way of calculating the scroll offset of a GridView? I can't seem to find a good solution.


Use this.

public class CustomGridView extends GridView {

    public CustomGridView(Context context) {

    public CustomGridView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);

    public CustomGridView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
        super(context, attrs, defStyle);

    /* ADD THIS */
    public int computeVerticalScrollOffset() {
        return super.computeVerticalScrollOffset();

Returns an int value when called