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Android View Lifecycle

The following was scraped from https://codentrick.com/android-view-lifecycle/ on Jan-2017.

View Classes


In Android, View class is the base for widgets, which are used to create interactive UI components(Button, TextView, EditText,…). All of the view class defined in Android framework extend View. The ViewGroup subclass is the base class for layouts, which are invisible containers that hold other Views (or other ViewGroups) and define their layout properties.

View Lifecycle


Category Methods Description
Creation Constructors There is a form of the constructor that are called when the view is created from code and a form that is called when the view is inflated from a layout file. The second form should parse and apply any attributes defined in the layout file.
onFinishInflate() Called after a view and all of its children has been inflated from XML.
Layout onMeasure(int, int) Called to determine the size requirements for this view and all of its children.
onLayout(boolean, int, int, int, int) Called when this view should assign a size and position to all of its children.
onSizeChanged(int, int, int, int) Called when the size of this view has changed.
Drawing onDraw(android.graphics.Canvas) Called when the view should render its content.
Event processing onKeyDown(int, KeyEvent) Called when a new hardware key event occurs.
onKeyUp(int, KeyEvent) Called when a hardware key up event occurs.
onTrackballEvent(MotionEvent) Called when a trackball motion event occurs.
onTouchEvent(MotionEvent) Called when a touch screen motion event occurs.
Focus onFocusChanged(boolean, int, android.graphics.Rect) Called when the view gains or loses focus.
onWindowFocusChanged(boolean) Called when the window containing the view gains or loses focus.
Attaching onAttachedToWindow() Called when the view is attached to a window.
onDetachedFromWindow() Called when the view is detached from its window.
onWindowVisibilityChanged(int) Called when the visibility of the window containing the view has changed.