Android Kotlin: “overrides nothing” error appears on instantiateItem() function of PagerAdapter

I just began learning Kotlin for work and one of the first errors I encountered is “overrides nothing” pointing at the overrides of the function instantiateItem() for my PagerAdapter The function/method signature was like this: override fun instantiateItem(parent: ViewGroup?, position: Int): Any { To fix the error, I simply removed the question mark from the […]

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Android: SharedPreferences not accessible from SyncAdapter

When I was trying to access a SharedPreferences value from my Android app’s SyncAdapter, I kept on receiving an old value that was saved to the key. Quick solution to inaccessible SharedPreferences from SyncAdapter A quick solution (which may be a short-term one) I tried was to remove android:process=”:sync” from the following code: <service android:name=”.service.SyncService” […]

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Android app dev: Missing import org.apache.commons.lang3.text.WordUtils;

I use a few instances of WordUtils.capitalizeFully() on an Android app that I’ve been working on. And there are times when the import org.apache.commons.lang3.text.WordUtils; breaks, sometimes after merging with some of my git branches. To fix this, what I do is open app/build.gradle and add the following line under dependencies: compile ‘org.apache.commons:commons-lang3:3.4’ Hope this saves […]

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Android RecyclerView notifyItemChanged() IllegalStateException “Cannot call this method while RecyclerView is computing a layout or scrolling”

If your Android app is crashing with error IllegalStateException “Cannot call this method while RecyclerView is computing a layout or scrolling”, you may try placing your notifyitemchanged inside a Runnable. Assuming you have a call to notifyItemChanged() inside onBindViewHolder() that is making your app crash with IllegalStateException, you may try something like this: myRecyclerView.post(new Runnable() […]

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