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android – Error inflating class RecyclerView

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Questions:

So my code simply makes a list of CardViews using RecyclerView. Upon running my code i kept getting a weird error claiming there was an error in my xml. After tinkering for a while i found out that in my layout file if i change <RecyclerView> to <android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView> everything would work just fine. Why is this happening?
My activity.

import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.widget.LinearLayoutManager;
import android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;

import java.util.ArrayList;


public class CardListActivity extends ActionBarActivity {

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_card_list);
        RecyclerView recyclerView = (RecyclerView)findViewById(R.id.cardList);
        recyclerView.setHasFixedSize(true);

        LinearLayoutManager linearLayoutManager = new LinearLayoutManager(this);
        linearLayoutManager.setOrientation(LinearLayoutManager.VERTICAL);
        recyclerView.setLayoutManager(linearLayoutManager);

        ArrayList<String> list = new ArrayList<>();
        for(int i = 0; i < 20; i++) {list.add("Item " + i);}
        CardListAdapter cardListAdapter = new CardListAdapter(list);
        recyclerView.setAdapter(cardListAdapter);
    }

}

My Adapter

    import android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.TextView;

import java.util.List;

public class CardListAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<CardListAdapter.CardListViewHolder> {

    private List<String> list;

    public CardListAdapter(List<String> list) {
        this.list = list;
    }

    @Override
    public CardListViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup viewGroup, int i) {
        View v = LayoutInflater.from(viewGroup.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.card_layout,viewGroup,false);
        return new CardListViewHolder(v);
    }

    @Override
    public void onBindViewHolder(CardListViewHolder cardListViewHolder, int i) {
        String s = list.get(i);
        cardListViewHolder.title.setText(s);
    }

    @Override
    public int getItemCount() {
        return list.size();
    }


    public static class CardListViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {
        TextView title;
        public CardListViewHolder(View itemView) {
            super(itemView);
            title = (TextView)itemView.findViewById(R.id.title);
        }
    }

}

My layout file, note, changing <RecyclerView> to <android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView> fixes the error.

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent" android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin" tools:context=".CardListActivity">

<RecyclerView
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:id="@+id/cardList">

    </RecyclerView>

When i run with <RecyclerView> i get this error, .

`Process: com.liquidink.lollipopmaterialui, PID: 7317
    java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.liquidink.lollipopmaterialui/com.liquidink.lollipopmaterialui.CardListActivity}: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #8: Error inflating class RecyclerView
            at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2298)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2360)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:144)
            at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1278)
            at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
            at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5221)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:899)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:694)
     Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #8: Error inflating class RecyclerView
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:757)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:806)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:504)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:414)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:365)
            at android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivityDelegateBase.setContentView(ActionBarActivityDelegateBase.java:228)
            at android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity.setContentView(ActionBarActivity.java:102)
            at com.liquidink.lollipopmaterialui.CardListActivity.onCreate(CardListActivity.java:18)
            at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5933)
            at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1105)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2251)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2360)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:144)
            at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1278)
            at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
            at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5221)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:899)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:694)
     Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class "android.view.RecyclerView" on path: DexPathList[[zip file "/data/app/com.liquidink.lollipopmaterialui-2/base.apk"],nativeLibraryDirectories=[/vendor/lib, /system/lib]]
            at dalvik.system.BaseDexClassLoader.findClass(BaseDexClassLoader.java:56)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:511)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:469)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:571)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.onCreateView(LayoutInflater.java:665)
            at com.android.internal.policy.impl.PhoneLayoutInflater.onCreateView(PhoneLayoutInflater.java:65)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.onCreateView(LayoutInflater.java:682)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:741)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:806)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:504)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:414)
            at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:365)
            at android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivityDelegateBase.setContentView(ActionBarActivityDelegateBase.java:228)
            at android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity.setContentView(ActionBarActivity.java:102)
            at com.liquidink.lollipopmaterialui.CardListActivity.onCreate(CardListActivity.java:18)
            at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5933)
            at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1105)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2251)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2360)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:144)
            at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1278)
            at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
            at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5221)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:899)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:694)
    Suppressed: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: android.view.RecyclerView
            at java.lang.Class.classForName(Native Method)
            at java.lang.BootClassLoader.findClass(ClassLoader.java:781)
            at java.lang.BootClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:841)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:504)
            ... 26 more
     Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Class not found using the boot class loader; no stack available

`

How to&Answers:

RecyclerView is not included in base Android framework, only widgets in base Android framework (like ListView, GridView etc) can be specified in layout without full namespace. RecyclerView is part of recyclerview-v7 support library.

Answer:

You should add the RecyclerView in the XML in this way:

<android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:id="@+id/cardList">

</android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView>

Hope it helps!

Answer:

I meet this problem today.
And solved it.

first step:keep the support-libs you used are same version

compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:23.1.1'
compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:23.1.1'
compile 'com.android.support:recyclerview-v7:23.1.1'

second step:you should add recyclerView to your proguard files

-keep class android.support.v7.widget.** {*;}
// I`ve just keep all widgets

Answer:

Make sure to include before you add RecyclerView to your XML

compile 'com.android.support:recyclerview-v7:22.2.0'
compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:22.2.0'

If you created RecyclerView in your XML before adding these dependencies, to make it work you should remove (comment) your recycler view, build project without it and then add it back. Otherwise it still shows Inflate exception in binary XML line #n.

Answer:

  1. Check reference in build.gradle
  2. In your layout xml file be, write your RecyclerView component’s name as a whole with its package like that android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerViewnot like RecyclerView

now ready to lunch. Good trails