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Why doesn't RecyclerView have onItemClickListener()?

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Questions:

I was exploring RecyclerView and I was surprised to see that RecyclerView does not have onItemClickListener(). Because RecyclerView extends

android.view.ViewGroup

and ListView extends

android.widget.AbsListView

. However I solved my problem by writing onClick in my RecyclerView.Adapter:

public static class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements OnClickListener {

    public TextView txtViewTitle;
    public ImageView imgViewIcon;

    public ViewHolder(View itemLayoutView) {
        super(itemLayoutView);
        txtViewTitle = (TextView) itemLayoutView.findViewById(R.id.item_title);
        imgViewIcon = (ImageView) itemLayoutView.findViewById(R.id.item_icon);
    }

    @Override
    public void onClick(View v) {

    }
}

But still I want to know why Google removed onItemClickListener()?

Is there a performance issue or something else?

Answers:

tl;dr 2016 Use RxJava and a PublishSubject to expose an Observable for the clicks.

public class ReactiveAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<MyAdapter.ViewHolder> {
    String[] mDataset = { "Data", "In", "Adapter" };

    private final PublishSubject<String> onClickSubject = PublishSubject.create();

    @Override 
    public void onBindViewHolder(final ViewHolder holder, int position) {
        final String element = mDataset[position];

        holder.itemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
               onClickSubject.onNext(element);
            }
        });
    }

    public Observable<String> getPositionClicks(){
        return onClickSubject.asObservable();
    }
}

Original Post:

Since the introduction of ListView, onItemClickListener has been problematic. The moment you have a click listener for any of the internal elements the callback would not be triggered but it wasn’t notified or well documented (if at all) so there was a lot of confusion and SO questions about it.

Given that RecyclerView takes it a step further and doesn’t have a concept of a row/column, but rather an arbitrarily laid out amount of children, they have delegated the onClick to each one of them, or to programmer implementation.

Think of Recyclerview not as a ListView 1:1 replacement but rather as a more flexible component for complex use cases. And as you say, your solution is what google expected of you. Now you have an adapter who can delegate onClick to an interface passed on the constructor, which is the correct pattern for both ListView and Recyclerview.

public static class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements OnClickListener {

    public TextView txtViewTitle;
    public ImageView imgViewIcon;
    public IMyViewHolderClicks mListener;

    public ViewHolder(View itemLayoutView, IMyViewHolderClicks listener) {
        super(itemLayoutView);
        mListener = listener;
        txtViewTitle = (TextView) itemLayoutView.findViewById(R.id.item_title);
        imgViewIcon = (ImageView) itemLayoutView.findViewById(R.id.item_icon);
        imgViewIcon.setOnClickListener(this);
        itemLayoutView.setOnClickListener(this);
    }

    @Override
    public void onClick(View v) {
        if (v instanceof ImageView){
           mListener.onTomato((ImageView)v);
        } else {
           mListener.onPotato(v);
        }
    }

    public static interface IMyViewHolderClicks {
        public void onPotato(View caller);
        public void onTomato(ImageView callerImage);
    }

}

and then on your adapter

public class MyAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<MyAdapter.ViewHolder> {

   String[] mDataset = { "Data" };

   @Override
   public MyAdapter.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
       View v = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.my_layout, parent, false);

       MyAdapter.ViewHolder vh = new ViewHolder(v, new MyAdapter.ViewHolder.IMyViewHolderClicks() { 
           public void onPotato(View caller) { Log.d("VEGETABLES", "Poh-tah-tos"); };
           public void onTomato(ImageView callerImage) { Log.d("VEGETABLES", "To-m8-tohs"); }
        });
        return vh;
    }

    // Replace the contents of a view (invoked by the layout manager) 
    @Override 
    public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder holder, int position) {
        // Get element from your dataset at this position 
        // Replace the contents of the view with that element 
        // Clear the ones that won't be used
        holder.txtViewTitle.setText(mDataset[position]);
    } 

    // Return the size of your dataset (invoked by the layout manager) 
    @Override 
    public int getItemCount() { 
        return mDataset.length;
    } 
  ...

Now look into that last piece of code: onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) the signature already suggest different view types. For each one of them you’ll require a different viewholder too, and subsequently each one of them can have a different set of clicks. Or you can just create a generic viewholder that takes any view and one onClickListener and applies accordingly. Or delegate up one level to the orchestrator so several fragments/activities have the same list with different click behaviour. Again, all flexibility is on your side.

It is a really needed component and fairly close to what our internal implementations and improvements to ListView were until now. It’s good that Google finally acknowledges it.

Questions:
Answers:

I like this way and I’m using it

Inside

public Adapter.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType)

Put

View v = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.view_image_and_text, parent, false);
v.setOnClickListener(new MyOnClickListener());

And create this class anywhere you want it

class MyOnClickListener implements View.OnClickListener {
    @Override
    public void onClick(View v) {
       int itemPosition = recyclerView.indexOfChild(v);
       Log.e("Clicked and Position is ",String.valueOf(itemPosition));
    }
}

I’ve read before that there is a better way but I like this way is easy and not complicated.

Questions:
Answers:

An alternative solution is the one proposed by Hugo Visser, an Android GDE. He made a licence-free class available for you to just drop in your code and use it.

Usage:

ItemClickSupport.addTo(mRecyclerView)
        .setOnItemClickListener(new ItemClickSupport.OnItemClickListener() {
    @Override
    public void onItemClicked(RecyclerView recyclerView, int position, View v) {
        // do it
    }
});

(it also support long item click)

Implementation (comments added by me):

public class ItemClickSupport {
    private final RecyclerView mRecyclerView;
    private OnItemClickListener mOnItemClickListener;
    private OnItemLongClickListener mOnItemLongClickListener;
    private View.OnClickListener mOnClickListener = new View.OnClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            if (mOnItemClickListener != null) {
                // ask the RecyclerView for the viewHolder of this view.
                // then use it to get the position for the adapter
                RecyclerView.ViewHolder holder = mRecyclerView.getChildViewHolder(v);
                mOnItemClickListener.onItemClicked(mRecyclerView, holder.getAdapterPosition(), v);
            }
        }
    };
    private View.OnLongClickListener mOnLongClickListener = new View.OnLongClickListener() {
        @Override
        public boolean onLongClick(View v) {
            if (mOnItemLongClickListener != null) {
                RecyclerView.ViewHolder holder = mRecyclerView.getChildViewHolder(v);
                return mOnItemLongClickListener.onItemLongClicked(mRecyclerView, holder.getAdapterPosition(), v);
            }
            return false;
        }
    };
    private RecyclerView.OnChildAttachStateChangeListener mAttachListener
            = new RecyclerView.OnChildAttachStateChangeListener() {
        @Override
        public void onChildViewAttachedToWindow(View view) {
            // every time a new child view is attached add click listeners to it
            if (mOnItemClickListener != null) {
                view.setOnClickListener(mOnClickListener);
            }
            if (mOnItemLongClickListener != null) {
                view.setOnLongClickListener(mOnLongClickListener);
            }
        }

        @Override
        public void onChildViewDetachedFromWindow(View view) {

        }
    };

    private ItemClickSupport(RecyclerView recyclerView) {
        mRecyclerView = recyclerView;
        // the ID must be declared in XML, used to avoid
        // replacing the ItemClickSupport without removing
        // the old one from the RecyclerView
        mRecyclerView.setTag(R.id.item_click_support, this);
        mRecyclerView.addOnChildAttachStateChangeListener(mAttachListener);
    }

    public static ItemClickSupport addTo(RecyclerView view) {
        // if there's already an ItemClickSupport attached
        // to this RecyclerView do not replace it, use it
        ItemClickSupport support = (ItemClickSupport) view.getTag(R.id.item_click_support);
        if (support == null) {
            support = new ItemClickSupport(view);
        }
        return support;
    }

    public static ItemClickSupport removeFrom(RecyclerView view) {
        ItemClickSupport support = (ItemClickSupport) view.getTag(R.id.item_click_support);
        if (support != null) {
            support.detach(view);
        }
        return support;
    }

    public ItemClickSupport setOnItemClickListener(OnItemClickListener listener) {
        mOnItemClickListener = listener;
        return this;
    }

    public ItemClickSupport setOnItemLongClickListener(OnItemLongClickListener listener) {
        mOnItemLongClickListener = listener;
        return this;
    }

    private void detach(RecyclerView view) {
        view.removeOnChildAttachStateChangeListener(mAttachListener);
        view.setTag(R.id.item_click_support, null);
    }

    public interface OnItemClickListener {

        void onItemClicked(RecyclerView recyclerView, int position, View v);
    }

    public interface OnItemLongClickListener {

        boolean onItemLongClicked(RecyclerView recyclerView, int position, View v);
    }
}

also create a file values/ids.xml and put this in it:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
    <item name="item_click_support" type="id" />
</resources>

This class works by attaching a RecyclerView.OnChildAttachStateChangeListener to the RecyclerView. This listener is notified every time a child is attached or detached from the RecyclerView. The code use this to append a tap/long click listener to the view. That listener ask the RecyclerView for the RecyclerView.ViewHolder which contains the position.

You could also adapt the code to give you back the holder itself if you need more.

Keep in mind that it’s COMPLETELY fine to handle it in your adapter by setting on each view of your list a click listener, like other answer proposed. It’s just not the most efficient thing to do (you create a new listener every time you reuse a view) but it works and in most cases it’s not an issue.

About the Why RecyclerView does not have an onItemClickListener.

The RecyclerView is a toolbox, in contrast of the old ListView it has less build in features and more flexibility. The onItemClickListener is not the only feature being removed from ListView. But it has lot of listeners and method to extend it to your liking, it’s far more powerful in the right hands ;).

In my opinion the most complex feature removed in RecyclerView is the Fast Scroll. Most of the other features can be easily re-implemented.

Questions:
Answers:

Android Recyclerview With onItemClickListener,
Why we cant try this is working like ListView only.

Source : Link

import android.content.Context;
import android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView;
import android.view.GestureDetector;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.view.View;

   public class RecyclerItemClickListener implements RecyclerView.OnItemTouchListener {

private OnItemClickListener mListener;
public interface OnItemClickListener {
    public void onItemClick(View view, int position);
}
GestureDetector mGestureDetector;
public RecyclerItemClickListener(Context context, OnItemClickListener listener) {
    mListener = listener;
    mGestureDetector = new GestureDetector(context, new GestureDetector.SimpleOnGestureListener() {
        @Override
        public boolean onSingleTapUp(MotionEvent e) {
            return true;
        }
    });
}
@Override
public boolean onInterceptTouchEvent(RecyclerView view, MotionEvent e) {
    View childView = view.findChildViewUnder(e.getX(), e.getY());
    if (childView != null && mListener != null && mGestureDetector.onTouchEvent(e)) {
        mListener.onItemClick(childView, view.getChildAdapterPosition(childView));
    }
    return false;
}

@Override
public void onTouchEvent(RecyclerView view, MotionEvent motionEvent) {
}

@Override
public void onRequestDisallowInterceptTouchEvent(boolean disallowIntercept) {

  }
}

And Set this to RecyclerView:

    recyclerView = (RecyclerView)rootView. findViewById(R.id.recyclerView);
    RecyclerView.LayoutManager mLayoutManager = new            LinearLayoutManager(getActivity());
    recyclerView.setLayoutManager(mLayoutManager);
    recyclerView.addOnItemTouchListener(
            new RecyclerItemClickListener(getActivity(), new   RecyclerItemClickListener.OnItemClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onItemClick(View view, int position) {
                    // TODO Handle item click
                    Log.e("@@@@@",""+position);
                }
            })
    );

Questions:
Answers:

Thanks to @marmor, I updated my answer.

I think it’s a good solution to handle the onClick() in the ViewHolder class constructor and pass it to the parent class via OnItemClickListener interface.

MyAdapter.java

public class MyAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<MyAdapter.ViewHolder>{

private LayoutInflater layoutInflater;
private List<MyObject> items;
private AdapterView.OnItemClickListener onItemClickListener;

public MyAdapter(Context context, AdapterView.OnItemClickListener onItemClickListener, List<MyObject> items) {
    layoutInflater = LayoutInflater.from(context);
    this.items = items;
    this.onItemClickListener = onItemClickListener;
}

@Override
public ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
    View view = layoutInflater.inflate(R.layout.my_row_layout, parent, false);
    return new ViewHolder(view);
}

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder holder, int position) {
    MyObject item = items.get(position);
}

public MyObject getItem(int position) {
    return items.get(position);
}


class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {
    private TextView title;
    private ImageView avatar;

    public ViewHolder(View itemView) {
        super(itemView);
        title = itemView.findViewById(R.id.title);
        avatar = itemView.findViewById(R.id.avatar);

        title.setOnClickListener(this);
        avatar.setOnClickListener(this);
        itemView.setOnClickListener(this);
    }

    @Override
    public void onClick(View view) {
        //passing the clicked position to the parent class
        onItemClickListener.onItemClick(null, view, getAdapterPosition(), view.getId());
    }
}
}

Usage of adapter in other classes:

MyFragment.java

public class MyFragment extends Fragment implements AdapterView.OnItemClickListener {

private RecyclerView recycleview;
private MyAdapter adapter;

    .
    .
    .

private void init(Context context) {
    //passing this fragment as OnItemClickListener to the adapter
    adapter = new MyAdapter(context, this, items);
    recycleview.setAdapter(adapter);
}

@Override
public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> parent, View view, int position, long id) {
    //you can get the clicked item from the adapter using its position
    MyObject item = adapter.getItem(position);

    //you can also find out which view was clicked
    switch (view.getId()) {
        case R.id.title:
            //title view was clicked
            break;
        case R.id.avatar:
            //avatar view was clicked
            break;
        default:
            //the whole row was clicked
    }
}

}

Questions:
Answers:

Guys use this code in Your main activity. Very Efficient Method

RecyclerView recyclerView = (RecyclerView) findViewById(R.id.users_list);            
UsersAdapter adapter = new UsersAdapter(users, this);
recyclerView.setAdapter(adapter);
adapter.setOnCardClickListner(this);

Here is your Adapter class.

public class UsersAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<UsersAdapter.UserViewHolder> {
        private ArrayList<User> mDataSet;
        OnCardClickListner onCardClickListner;


        public UsersAdapter(ArrayList<User> mDataSet) {
            this.mDataSet = mDataSet;
        }

        @Override
        public UserViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
            View v = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.user_row_layout, parent, false);
            UserViewHolder userViewHolder = new UserViewHolder(v);
            return userViewHolder;
        }

        @Override
        public void onBindViewHolder(UserViewHolder holder, final int position) {
            holder.name_entry.setText(mDataSet.get(position).getUser_name());
            holder.cardView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View v) {
                    onCardClickListner.OnCardClicked(v, position);
                }
            });
        }

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

        @Override
        public void onAttachedToRecyclerView(RecyclerView recyclerView) {
            super.onAttachedToRecyclerView(recyclerView);
        }


        public static class UserViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {
            CardView cardView;
            TextView name_entry;

            public UserViewHolder(View itemView) {
                super(itemView);
                cardView = (CardView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.user_layout);
                name_entry = (TextView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.name_entry);
             }
        }

        public interface OnCardClickListner {
            void OnCardClicked(View view, int position);
        }

        public void setOnCardClickListner(OnCardClickListner onCardClickListner) {
            this.onCardClickListner = onCardClickListner;
        }
    }

After this you will get this override method in your activity.

@Override
    public void OnCardClicked(View view, int position) {
        Log.d("OnClick", "Card Position" + position);
    }

Questions:
Answers:

> How RecyclerView is different from Listview?

One difference is that there is LayoutManager class with RecyclerView by which you can manage your RecyclerView like-

Horizontal or Vertical scrolling by LinearLayoutManager

GridLayout by GridLayoutManager

Staggered GridLayout by StaggeredGridLayoutManager

Like for horizontal scrolling for RecyclerView-

LinearLayoutManager llm = new LinearLayoutManager(context);
llm.setOrientation(LinearLayoutManager.HORIZONTAL);
recyclerView.setLayoutManager(llm);

Questions:
Answers:

How to put it all together example…

  • onClick() handling
  • Cursor – RecyclerView
  • ViewHolder types

    public class OrderListCursorAdapter extends CursorRecyclerViewAdapter<OrderListCursorAdapter.ViewHolder> {
    
    private static final String TAG = OrderListCursorAdapter.class.getSimpleName();
    private static final int ID_VIEW_HOLDER_ACTUAL = 0;
    private static final int ID_VIEW_HOLDER = 1;
    
    public OrderListCursorAdapter(Context context, Cursor cursor) {
        super(context, cursor);
    }
    
    public static class ViewHolderActual extends ViewHolder {
        private static final String TAG = ViewHolderActual.class.getSimpleName();
        protected IViewHolderClick listener;
        protected Button button;
    
        public ViewHolderActual(View v, IViewHolderClick listener) {
            super(v, listener);
            this.listener = listener;
            button = (Button) v.findViewById(R.id.orderList_item_button);
            button.setOnClickListener(this);
        }
    
        public void initFromData(OrderData data) {
            Log.d(TAG, "><initFromData(data=" + data + ")");
            orderId = data.getId();
            vAddressStart.setText(data.getAddressStart());
            vAddressEnd.setText(data.getAddressEnd());
        }
    
        @Override
        public void onClick(View view) {
            if (view instanceof Button) {
                listener.onButtonClick((Button) view, getPosition(), this);
            } else {
                super.onClick(view);
            }
        }
    
        public interface IViewHolderClick extends ViewHolder.IViewHolderClick {
            public void onButtonClick(Button button, int position, ViewHolder viewHolder);
        }
    }
    
    public static class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {
        private static final String TAG = ViewHolder.class.getSimpleName();
        protected long orderId;
        protected IViewHolderClick listener;
        protected TextView vAddressStart;
        protected TextView vAddressEnd;
        protected TextView vStatus;
    
        public ViewHolder(View v, IViewHolderClick listener) {
            super(v);
            this.listener = listener;
            v.setOnClickListener(this);
    
            vAddressStart = (TextView) v.findViewById(R.id.addressStart);
            vAddressEnd = (TextView) v.findViewById(R.id.addressEnd);
            vStatus = (TextView) v.findViewById(R.id.status);
        }
    
        public void initFromData(OrderData data) {
            Log.d(TAG, "><initFromData(data=" + data + ")");
            orderId = data.getId();
            vAddressStart.setText(data.getAddressStart());
            vAddressEnd.setText(data.getAddressEnd());
        }
    
        public long getOrderId() {
            return orderId;
        }
    
        @Override
        public void onClick(View view) {
            listener.onCardClick(view, getPosition(), this);
        }
    
        public interface IViewHolderClick {
            public void onCardClick(View view, int position, ViewHolder viewHolder);
        }
    }
    
    @Override
    public int getItemViewType(int position) {
        return position == 0 ? ID_VIEW_HOLDER_ACTUAL : ID_VIEW_HOLDER;
    }
    
    @Override
    public ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
        Log.d(TAG, ">>onCreateViewHolder(parent=" + parent + ", viewType=" + viewType + ")");
    
        ViewHolder result;
    
        switch (viewType) {
            case ID_VIEW_HOLDER_ACTUAL: {
                View itemView = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.card_layout_actual, parent, false);
                result = new ViewHolderActual(itemView, new ViewHolderActual.IViewHolderClick() {
                    @Override
                    public void onCardClick(View view, int position, ViewHolder viewHolder) {
                        Log.d(TAG, "><onCardClick(view=" + view + ", position=" + position + ", viewHolder=" + viewHolder + ")");
                        Intent intent = new Intent(view.getContext(), OrderDetailActivity.class);
                        intent.putExtra(OrderDetailActivity.ARG_ORDER_ID, viewHolder.getOrderId());
                        view.getContext().startActivity(intent);
                    }
    
                    @Override
                    public void onButtonClick(Button button, int position, ViewHolder viewHolder) {
                        Log.d(TAG, "><onButtonClick(button=" + button + ", position=" + position + ", viewHolder=" + viewHolder + ")");
                        Intent intent = new Intent(button.getContext(), OrderMapActivity.class);
                        intent.putExtra(OrderMapActivity.ARG_ORDER_ID, viewHolder.getOrderId());
                        button.getContext().startActivity(intent);
                    }
                });
                break;
            }
            case ID_VIEW_HOLDER:
            default: {
                View itemView = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.card_layout, parent, false);
                result = new ViewHolder(itemView, new ViewHolder.IViewHolderClick() {
                    @Override
                    public void onCardClick(View view, int position, ViewHolder viewHolder) {
                        Log.d(TAG, "><onCardClick(view=" + view + ", position=" + position + ", viewHolder=" + viewHolder + ")");
                        Intent intent = new Intent(view.getContext(), OrderDetailActivity.class);
                        intent.putExtra(OrderDetailActivity.ARG_ORDER_ID, viewHolder.getOrderId());
                        view.getContext().startActivity(intent);
                    }
                });
                break;
            }
        }
    
        Log.d(TAG, "<<onCreateViewHolder(parent=" + parent + ", viewType=" + viewType + ")= " + result);
        return result;
    }
    
    @Override
    public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder viewHolder, Cursor cursor) {
        Log.d(TAG, "><onBindViewHolder(viewHolder=" + viewHolder + ", cursor=" + cursor + ")");
        final OrderData orderData = new OrderData(cursor);
        viewHolder.initFromData(orderData);
    }
    }
    
Questions:
Answers:

After reading @MLProgrammer-CiM‘s answer, here is my code:

class NormalViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener{

    @Bind(R.id.card_item_normal)
    CardView cardView;

    public NormalViewHolder(View itemView) {
        super(itemView);
        ButterKnife.bind(this, itemView);
        cardView.setOnClickListener(this);
    }

    @Override
    public void onClick(View v) {
        if(v instanceof CardView) {
            // use getAdapterPosition() instead of getLayoutPosition()
            int itemPosition = getAdapterPosition();
            removeItem(itemPosition);
        }
    }
}

Questions:
Answers:

As far as I understand MLProgrammer-CiM answer, simply it’s possible to just do this:

class MyViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener{
    private ImageView image;
    private TextView title;
    private TextView price;

    public MyViewHolder(View itemView) {
        super(itemView);
        image = (ImageView)itemView.findViewById(R.id.horizontal_list_image);
        title = (TextView)itemView.findViewById(R.id.horizontal_list_title);
        price = (TextView)itemView.findViewById(R.id.horizontal_list_price);
        image.setOnClickListener(this);
        title.setOnClickListener(this);
        price.setOnClickListener(this);
    }


    @Override
    public void onClick(View v) {
        Toast.makeText(context, "Item click nr: "+getLayoutPosition(), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
    }
}

Questions:
Answers:

I have done this way, its very simple:

Just add 1 Line for Clicked RecyclerView position:

int position = getLayoutPosition()

Full code for ViewHolder class:

private class ChildViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {
        public ImageView imageView;
        public TextView txtView;

        public ChildViewHolder(View itemView) {
            super(itemView);
            imageView= (ImageView)itemView.findViewById(R.id.imageView);
            txtView= (TextView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.txtView);
            itemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View view) {
                    Log.i("RecyclerView Item Click Position", String.valueOf(getLayoutPosition()));
                }
            });
        }
    }

Hope this will help you.

Questions:
Answers:

I use this method to start an Intent from RecyclerView:

@Override
 public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder viewHolder, int i) {

    final MyClass myClass = mList.get(i);
    viewHolder.txtViewTitle.setText(myclass.name);
   ...
    viewHolder.itemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
      @Override
       public void onClick(View v){
             Intent detailIntent = new Intent(mContext, type.class);                                                            
             detailIntent.putExtra("MyClass", myclass);
             mContext.startActivity(detailIntent);
       }
}
);

Questions:
Answers:

Here is a way to implement it quite easily if you have a list of POJOs and want to retrieve one on click from outside the adapter.

In your adapter, create a listener for the click events and a method to set it:

public class MyAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<SitesListAdapter.ViewHolder> {
...
private List<MyPojo> mMyPojos;
private static OnItemClickListener mOnItemClickListener;

...
public interface OnItemClickListener {
    public void onItemClick(MyPojo pojo);
}

...
public void setOnItemClickListener(OnItemClickListener onItemClickListener){
    mOnItemClickListener = onItemClickListener;
}
...

}

In your ViewHolder, implement onClickListener and create a class member to temporarily store the POJO the view is presenting, that way (this is an example, creating a setter would be better):

public static class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {
    public MyPojo mCurrentPojo;
    ...
    public ViewHolder(View view) {
        super(v);
        ...
        view.setOnClickListener(this); //You could set this on part of the layout too
    }

    ...
    @Override
    public void onClick(View view) {
        if(mOnItemClickListener != null && mCurrentPojo != null){
            mOnItemClickListener.onItemClick(mCurrentPojo);
        }
    }

Back in your adapter, set the current POJO when the ViewHolder is bound (or to null if the current view doesn’t have one):

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(final ViewHolder holder, final int position) {
    final MyPojo currentPojo = mMyPojos.get(position); 
    holder.mCurrentPojo = currentPojo;
    ...

That’s it, now you can use it like this from your fragment/activity:

    mMyAdapter.setOnItemClickListener(new mMyAdapter.OnItemClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onItemClick(MyPojo pojo) {
            //Do whatever you want with your pojo here
        }
    });

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Following up MLProgrammer-CiM’s excellent RxJava solution

Consume / Observe clicks

ReactiveAdapter rxAdapter = new ReactiveAdapter();
rxAdapter.getPositionClicks().subscribe(mClickConsumer);

Consumer<String> mClickConsumer = new Consumer<String>() {
        @Override
        public void accept(@NonNull String element) throws Exception {
            Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), element +" was clicked", Toast.LENGTH_LONG);
        }
    };

RxJava 2.+

Modify the original tl;dr as:

public Observable<String> getPositionClicks(){
    return onClickSubject;
}

PublishSubject#asObservable() was removed. Just return the PublishSubject which is an Observable.

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See my approach on this:

First declare an interface like this:

/**
 * Interface used for delegating item click events in a {@link android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView}
 * Created by Alex on 11/28/2015.
 */
  public interface OnRecyclerItemClickListener<T> {

     /**
      * Called when a click occurred inside a recyclerView item view
      * @param view that was clicked
      * @param position of the clicked view
      * @param item the concrete data that is displayed through the clicked view
      */
      void onItemClick(View view, int position, T item);
   }

Then create the adapter:

public class CustomRecyclerAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter {      

    private class InternalClickListener implements View.OnClickListener{

      @Override
      public void onClick(View v) {
        if(mRecyclerView != null && mItemClickListener != null){
            // find the position of the item that was clicked
            int position = mRecyclerView.getChildAdapterPosition(v);
            Data data = getItem(position);
            // notify the main listener
            mItemClickListener.onItemClick(v, position, data);
        }
    }
}

private final OnRecyclerItemClickListener mItemClickListener;
private RecyclerView mRecyclerView;    
private InternalClickListener mInternalClickListener;


/**
 *
 * @param itemClickListener used to trigger an item click event
 */
public PlayerListRecyclerAdapter(OnRecyclerItemClickListener itemClickListener){        
    mItemClickListener = itemClickListener;
    mInternalClickListener = new InternalClickListener();
}

@Override
public RecyclerView.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
   View v = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.recycler_item, parent, false);

    v.setOnClickListener(mInternalClickListener);

    ViewHolder viewHolder = new ViewHolder(v);
    return viewHolder;
}

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(RecyclerView.ViewHolder holder, int position) {
    // do your binding here
}

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

@Override
public void onAttachedToRecyclerView(RecyclerView recyclerView) {
    super.onAttachedToRecyclerView(recyclerView);

    mRecyclerView = recyclerView;
}

@Override
public void onDetachedFromRecyclerView(RecyclerView recyclerView) {
    super.onDetachedFromRecyclerView(recyclerView);

    mRecyclerView = null;
}

public Data getItem(int position){
    return mDataset.get(position);
}
}

And now let’s see how to integrate this from a fragment:

public class TestFragment extends Fragment implements OnRecyclerItemClickListener<Data>{
   private RecyclerView mRecyclerView;

   @Override
   public void onItemClick(View view, int position, Data item) {
     // do something
   }

   @Override
   public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      return inflater.inflate(R.layout.test_fragment, container, false);
   }

   @Override
   public void onViewCreated(View view, Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      mRecyclerView = view.findViewById(idOfTheRecycler);
      mRecyclerView .setAdapter(new CustomRecyclerAdapter(this));
   }

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If you want to add onClick() to the child view of items, for example, a button in item, I found that you can do it easily in onCreateViewHolder() of your own RecyclerView.Adapter just like this:

        @Override
        public RecyclerView.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
            View v = LayoutInflater
                    .from(parent.getContext())
                    .inflate(R.layout.cell, null);

            Button btn = (Button) v.findViewById(R.id.btn);
            btn.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View v) {
                    //do it
                }
            });

            return new MyViewHolder(v);
        }

i don’t know whether it’s a good way, but it works well. If anyone has a better idea, very glad to tell me and correct my answer! 🙂

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This worked for me:

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(PlacesListViewAdapter.ViewHolder holder, int position) {
    ----
    ----
    ----
    // Set setOnClickListener(holder);
}


@Override
public class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {

    ----
    ----
    ----

    @Override
    public void onClick(View view) {
        // Use to get the item clicked getAdapterPosition()
    }
}

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Yes you can

public ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent,int viewType) {

    //inflate the view 

    View view = LayoutInflator.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.layoutID,null);

    ViewHolder holder = new ViewHolder(view);

    //here we can set onClicklistener
    view.setOnClickListener(new  View.OnClickListeener(){
        public void onClick(View v)
        {
            //action
        }
    });

return holder;

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Here you can handle multiple onclick see below code and it is very efficient

    public class RVNewsAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<RVNewsAdapter.FeedHolder> {

    private Context context;
    List<News> newsList;
    // Allows to remember the last item shown on screen
    private int lastPosition = -1;

    public RVNewsAdapter(List<News> newsList, Context context) {
        this.newsList = newsList;
        this.context = context;
    }

    public static class FeedHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements OnClickListener {

        ImageView img_main;
        TextView tv_title;
        Button bt_facebook, bt_twitter, bt_share, bt_comment;


        public FeedHolder(View itemView) {
            super(itemView);

            img_main = (ImageView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.img_main);
            tv_title = (TextView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.tv_title);
            bt_facebook = (Button) itemView.findViewById(R.id.bt_facebook);
            bt_twitter = (Button) itemView.findViewById(R.id.bt_twitter);
            bt_share = (Button) itemView.findViewById(R.id.bt_share);
            bt_comment = (Button) itemView.findViewById(R.id.bt_comment);

            img_main.setOnClickListener(this);
            bt_facebook.setOnClickListener(this);
            bt_twitter.setOnClickListener(this);
            bt_comment.setOnClickListener(this);
            bt_share.setOnClickListener(this);

        }


        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {

            if (v.getId() == bt_comment.getId()) {

                Toast.makeText(v.getContext(), "Comment  " , Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

            } else if (v.getId() == bt_facebook.getId()) {

                Toast.makeText(v.getContext(), "Facebook  " , Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

            } else if (v.getId() == bt_twitter.getId()) {

                Toast.makeText(v.getContext(), "Twitter  " , Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

            } else if (v.getId() == bt_share.getId()) {

                Toast.makeText(v.getContext(), "share  " , Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

            }
            else {
                Toast.makeText(v.getContext(), "ROW PRESSED = " + String.valueOf(getAdapterPosition()), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
            }
        }
    }

    @Override
    public void onAttachedToRecyclerView(RecyclerView recyclerView) {
        super.onAttachedToRecyclerView(recyclerView);
    }

    @Override
    public FeedHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
        View view = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.feed_row, parent, false);
        FeedHolder feedHolder = new FeedHolder(view);

        return feedHolder;
    }

    @Override
    public void onBindViewHolder(FeedHolder holder, int position) {

        holder.tv_title.setText(newsList.get(position).getTitle());


        // Here you apply the animation when the view is bound
        setAnimation(holder.img_main, position);
    }

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


    /**
     * Here is the key method to apply the animation
     */
    private void setAnimation(View viewToAnimate, int position) {
        // If the bound view wasn't previously displayed on screen, it's animated
        if (position > lastPosition) {
            Animation animation = AnimationUtils.loadAnimation(context, android.R.anim.slide_in_left);
            viewToAnimate.startAnimation(animation);
            lastPosition = position;
        }
    }


}

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Modified my comment…

public class MyViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {

        private Context mContext;

        public MyViewHolder(View itemView) {
            super(itemView);

            mContext = itemView.getContext();

            itemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View view) {

                    int itemPosition = getLayoutPosition();
                    Toast.makeText(mContext, "" + itemPosition, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

                }
            });
        }

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Check this one in which I have implemented all the things with a proper way

RecyclerViewHolder Class

public class RecyclerViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder  {

    //view holder is for girdview as we used in the listView
    public ImageView imageView,imageView2;
    public RecyclerViewHolder(View itemView) {
        super(itemView);
        this.imageView=(ImageView)itemView.findViewById(R.id.image);
    }

}

Adapter

public class RecyclerView_Adapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<RecyclerViewHolder> {

    //RecyclerView will extend to recayclerview Adapter
    private ArrayList<ModelClass> arrayList;
    private Context context;
    private static RecyclerViewClickListener itemListener;
    //constructor of the RecyclerView Adapter
    RecyclerView_Adapter(Context context,ArrayList<ModelClass> arrayList,RecyclerViewClickListener itemListener){
        this.context=context;
        this.arrayList=arrayList;
        this.itemListener=itemListener;
    }

    @Override
    public RecyclerViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
        //this method will inflate the custom layout and return as viewHolder
        LayoutInflater layoutInflater=LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext());
        ViewGroup mainGroup=(ViewGroup) layoutInflater.inflate(R.layout.single_item,parent,false);
        RecyclerViewHolder listHolder=new RecyclerViewHolder(mainGroup);

        return listHolder;
    }

    @Override
    public void onBindViewHolder(RecyclerViewHolder holder, final int position) {

        final ModelClass modelClass=arrayList.get(position);
        //holder
        RecyclerViewHolder mainHolder=(RecyclerViewHolder)holder;
        //convert the drawable image into bitmap
        Bitmap image= BitmapFactory.decodeResource(context.getResources(),modelClass.getImage());
        //set the image into imageView
        mainHolder.imageView.setImageBitmap(image);
        //to handle on click event when clicked on the recyclerview item and
        // get it through the RecyclerViewHolder class we have defined the views there
        mainHolder.itemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                //get the position of the image which is clicked
             itemListener.recyclerViewListClicked(v,position);
            }
        });

    }

    @Override
    public int getItemCount() {
        return (null!=arrayList?arrayList.size():0);
    }
}

The interface

public interface RecyclerViewClickListener {

    //this is method to handle the event when clicked on the image in Recyclerview
    public void recyclerViewListClicked(View v,int position);
}

//and to call this method in activity
RecyclerView_Adapter adapter=new RecyclerView_Adapter(Wallpaper.this,arrayList,this);
        recyclerView.setAdapter(adapter);
        adapter.notifyDataSetChanged();


    @Override
    public void  recyclerViewListClicked(View v,int position){

        imageView.setImageResource(wallpaperImages[position]);

    }

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 main_recyclerview.addOnItemTouchListener(new RecyclerView.OnItemTouchListener() {
        @Override
        public boolean onInterceptTouchEvent(RecyclerView rv, MotionEvent e)
        {
            int position=rv.getChildAdapterPosition(rv.findChildViewUnder(e.getX(),e.getY()));

            switch (position)
            {
                case 0:
                {
                    wifi(position);
                    adapter2.notifyDataSetChanged();
                }
                break;

                case 1:
                {
                    sound(position);
                    adapter2.notifyDataSetChanged();
                }
                break;

                case 2:
                {
                    bluetooth(position);
                    adapter2.notifyDataSetChanged();
                }
                break;


            }
            return true;
        }

        @Override
        public void onTouchEvent(RecyclerView rv, MotionEvent e)
        {

        }

        @Override
        public void onRequestDisallowInterceptTouchEvent(boolean disallowIntercept) {

        }
    });

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Instead of implementing interface View.OnClickListener inside view holder or creating and interface and implementing interface in your activity..
I used this code for simple on OnClickListener implementation.

public static class SimpleStringRecyclerViewAdapter
            extends RecyclerView.Adapter<SimpleStringRecyclerViewAdapter.ViewHolder> {

        // Your initializations goes here...
        private List<String> mValues;

        public static class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {

            //create a variable mView
            public final View mView;

            /*All your row widgets goes here
            public final ImageView mImageView;
            public final TextView mTextView;*/

            public ViewHolder(View view) {
                super(view);
                //Initialize it here
                mView = view;

                /* your row widgets initializations goes here
                mImageView = (ImageView) view.findViewById(R.id.avatar);
                mTextView = (TextView) view.findViewById(android.R.id.text1);*/
            }
        }

        public String getValueAt(int position) {
            return mValues.get(position);
        }

        public SimpleStringRecyclerViewAdapter(Context context, List<String> items) {

            mBackground = mTypedValue.resourceId;
            mValues = items;
        }

        @Override
        public ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
            View view = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext())
                    .inflate(R.layout.list_item, parent, false);
            view.setBackgroundResource(mBackground);
            return new ViewHolder(view);
        }

        @Override
        public void onBindViewHolder(final ViewHolder holder, int position) {
            holder.mBoundString = mValues.get(position);
            holder.mTextView.setText(mValues.get(position));

            //Here it is simply write onItemClick listener here
            holder.mView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View v) {
                    Context context = v.getContext();
                    Intent intent = new Intent(context, ExampleActivity.class);

                    context.startActivity(intent);
                }
            });
        }

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

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use PlaceHolderView

@Layout(R.layout.item_view_1)
public class View1{

    @View(R.id.txt)
    public TextView txt;

    @Resolve
    public void onResolved() {
        txt.setText(String.valueOf(System.currentTimeMillis() / 1000));
    }

    @Click(R.id.btn)
    public void onClick(){
        txt.setText(String.valueOf(System.currentTimeMillis() / 1000));
    }
}

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I wrote a library to handle android recycler view item click event. You can find whole tutorial in https://github.com/ChathuraHettiarachchi/RecycleClick

RecycleClick.addTo(YOUR_RECYCLEVIEW).setOnItemClickListener(new RecycleClick.OnItemClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onItemClicked(RecyclerView recyclerView, int position, View v) {
                // YOUR CODE
            }
        });

or to handle item long press you can use

RecycleClick.addTo(YOUR_RECYCLEVIEW).setOnItemLongClickListener(new RecycleClick.OnItemLongClickListener() {
            @Override
            public boolean onItemLongClicked(RecyclerView recyclerView, int position, View v) {
                // YOUR CODE
                return true;
            }
        });

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Access the mainView of rowLayout(cell) for you RecyclerView and in your OnBindViewHolder write this code:

    @Override
    public void onBindViewHolder(MyViewHolder holder, final int position) {
        Movie movie = moviesList.get(position);
        holder.mainView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {
                System.out.println("pos " + position);
            }
        });
    }

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it worked for me. Hope it will help. Most simplest way.

Inside View Holder

class GeneralViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {
    View cachedView = null;

    public GeneralViewHolder(View itemView) {
        super(itemView);
        cachedView = itemView;
    }

Inside OnBindViewHolder()

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(RecyclerView.ViewHolder holder, final int position) {
            final GeneralViewHolder generalViewHolder = (GeneralViewHolder) holder;
            generalViewHolder.cachedView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View v) {
                    Toast.makeText(context, "item Clicked at "+position, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                }
            });

And let me know, do you have any question about this solution ?

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Easiest way to do this is as follows:

Declare global variable at start of Adapter class:

// Store out here so we can resuse
private View yourItemView;

Then set the OnClickListener within the onBindViewHolder method:

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(BusinessAdapter.ViewHolder holder, int position) {

    // Set up the on click listener
    yourItemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {

        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            Toast.makeText(mContext,Integer.toString(position),Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        }
    });

}

All other answers are lame.