comparison between viewstub and latoutinflater to add view at runtime?

by Hitendrasinh Gohil » Thu, 19 May 2011 21:55:52 GMT

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What is the difference between using viewstub and layoutinflater to
inflate views at runtime?


Re: comparison between viewstub and latoutinflater to add view at runtime?

by Diego Tori » Thu, 19 May 2011 22:41:18 GMT

 If I recall correctly, ViewStub acts as a lazy XML include, in that the 
referenced view only gets added to the view hierarchy in the time that it's 
inflated, not ahead of time. The gain on this method is that it makes it 
quick and cheap to inflate a view, however, once it's inflated, it cannot be 
recreated or re-inflated (since the VS reference is gone from the 
heirarchy). LayoutInflater on the other hand allows you to inflate views at 
will, and add them directly into the heirarchy, however, you have to deal 
with the overhead of inflating them.


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Re: Re: comparison between viewstub and latoutinflater to add view at runtime?

by Dianne Hackborn » Fri, 20 May 2011 00:13:16 GMT

 I'm not sure it makes sense to compare them.  ViewStub is a view that uses
LayoutInflater to inflate its view hierarchy when needed.  As far as
inflating the view hierarchy goes, they are the same.  They just are
different APIs, so the only interesting different between them is really the
obvious difference in how you use the API.

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Diego Tori

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