ViewBinding: Creating BaseClasses 🛠

Chetan Gupta
2 min readDec 7, 2020

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👨🏻‍💻 How to create base-class of Activities and Fragment

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Note this post is just one fraction of the ViewBinding Deep Dive I did on my personal blog. If you find it useful do consider checking-out the full In-depth article.

Creating BaseActivity

https://chetangupta.net/viewbinding/

Usage

https://chetangupta.net/viewbinding/

Creating BaseFragment

Usage

https://chetangupta.net/viewbinding/

That’s it! copy these snippets and you will have ready-to-use ViewBinding Classes in your codebase.

It’s not just Another ViewBinding Article 👇🏻

TLDR: You will Learn

There are many view binding articles out now, what values does it add? after completing this one you would be familiar with these points

  • View-binding not working in all the modules? Why your fields are not getting generated?
  • How to view the source code of your generated binding classes?
  • Generated classes are Kotlin or Java? and why?
  • Do View-binding views are never null?
  • How to access included views? <include> and <merge> tags?
  • How to bind Activities, Fragments, Adapters, and CustomViews?
  • When to use bind and Inflate?
  • Controlling ViewBinding Generation?
  • Reducing boilerplate code with Delegates and Base-Class for ViewBinding in Activity and Fragments?
  • Common mistakes and Anti-patterns in ViewBinding?

Until next time. Happy Hacking! 👩‍💻

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