Android – How to implement endless list with RecyclerView


I would like to change ListView to RecyclerView. I want to use the onScroll of the OnScrollListener in RecyclerView to determine if a user scrolled to the end of the list.

How do I know if a user scrolls to the end of the list so that I can fetch new data from a REST service?

Best Answer

Thanks to @Kushal and this is how I implemented it

private boolean loading = true;
int pastVisiblesItems, visibleItemCount, totalItemCount;

mRecyclerView.addOnScrollListener(new RecyclerView.OnScrollListener() {
    public void onScrolled(RecyclerView recyclerView, int dx, int dy) {
        if (dy > 0) { //check for scroll down
            visibleItemCount = mLayoutManager.getChildCount();
            totalItemCount = mLayoutManager.getItemCount();
            pastVisiblesItems = mLayoutManager.findFirstVisibleItemPosition();

            if (loading) {
                if ((visibleItemCount + pastVisiblesItems) >= totalItemCount) {
                    loading = false;
                    Log.v("...", "Last Item Wow !");
                    // Do pagination.. i.e. fetch new data

                    loading = true;

Don't forget to add

LinearLayoutManager mLayoutManager;
mLayoutManager = new LinearLayoutManager(this);
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