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Android SwipeRefreshLayout with empty TextView not working properly

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

What i want to do is , allow user to swipe and refresh the list, it does not matter if the data is there or not. But when data is there in the listview only the listview should be visible, and when data is not there , Empty textview should be visible. In both the cases user must be able to refresh list by swipe.

I tried some solution given
here in this discussion but none of them sounds working, the idea of taking two SwipeToRefresh works fine as given Here, but it shows empty container even while fetching data from server.

I tried it with my own logic wrapping Listview and Textview inside a Relative/FrameLayout but SwipeToRefresh accepts one view only as per its behavior

Here is an xml snippet i have tried

 <android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout
        android:id="@+id/activity_main_swipe_refresh_layout"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="0.945" >


        <RelativeLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent" >

            <ListView
                android:id="@+id/event_list_eventlist"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="match_parent"
                android:divider="@color/event_background"
                android:dividerHeight="1dp" >
            </ListView>

            <TextView
                android:id="@+id/event_txt_nothing_found"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
                android:layout_centerInParent="true"
                android:layout_centerVertical="true"
                android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium"
                android:textColor="@android:color/darker_gray"
                android:visibility="gone" />
        </RelativeLayout>
    </android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout>

Please help

How to&Answers:

I solved same problem by using FrameLayout, look at below code:

<FrameLayout
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">

    <android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout
        android:id="@+id/layout_swipe_refresh"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content">

        <ListView
            android:id="@+id/lv_products"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:divider="@null" />

    </android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout>

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_no_product"
        style="@android:style/TextAppearance.Medium"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:layout_margin="10dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:text="@string/msg_no_listing"
        android:textColor="@color/primary_green"
        android:visibility="gone" />
</FrameLayout>

You could use RelativeLayout as well, but the key is placing your ListView inside the SwipeRefreshLayout, and the TextView outside.

Answer:

I had this issue too, and solved it without any additional code in the activity by using the layout below.

If you are using a ListActivity or ListFragment it handles showing/hiding the empty view for you, and refreshing works with an empty list as well with this layout structure.

No hacks needed, everything is in the SwipeRefreshLayout, as it should be.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:id="@+id/Refresher"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">
    <LinearLayout
        android:orientation="vertical"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent">
        <ListView
            android:id="@android:id/list"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:divider="@null" />
        <ScrollView
            android:id="@android:id/empty"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent">
            <TextView
                android:text="Geen formulieren gevonden"
                style="@style/text.EmptyView" />
        </ScrollView>
    </LinearLayout>
</android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout>

Hope it helps anyone struggling with this issue.

Answer:

finally solve the issue using following code

<android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout
        android:id="@+id/swipe_container"
        android:layout_below="@+id/search_product"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent">

        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:orientation="vertical">

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

            <ScrollView
                android:gravity="center"
                android:fillViewport="true"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="match_parent">

                <com.forysta.inloyal.view.textviews.RegularTextView
                    android:id="@+id/tv_no_shop_data"
                    style="@style/text_Size_16"
                    android:layout_width="match_parent"
                    android:layout_height="match_parent"
                    android:gravity="center"
                    android:text="@string/alert_nodatashop"
                    android:visibility="visible"
                    app:layout_collapseMode="parallax" />
            </ScrollView>
        </LinearLayout>
    </android.support.v4.widget.SwipeRefreshLayout>

Answer:

My issue seems to be undocumented, but if the adapter for a recycler view has no data, and you have called the setLayoutManager function, then the recycler view becomes un-swipeable. My solution was to only call setLayoutManager after some data had been received.