Some types of views rely on an Adapter for the purpose of data binding.
These types of views are called AdapterViews.
AdapterView belongs to
It's a generic class with the Adapter as the generic type.
android.widget.AdapterView<T extends android.widget.Adapter>
Examples of AdapterViews
There are three abstract classes inheriting from the AdapterView directly:
|AbsListView||Base class used to create virtualized lists. Direct parent of ListView and GridView.|
|AbsSpinner||Base class used to create spinner and gallery.|
|AdapterViewAnimator||Class used by other adapterview children as base for creation of animations when switching between views.|
There are also many classes that do inherit from this class indirectly. Here the most popular among them:
|GridView||Renders Items ina 2D scrolling grid.|
|ListView||Renders items in a scrollable vertical list.|
|ExpandableListeView||Renders items in a scrollable vertical two level list.|
|Spinner||Renders items in a dropdown, allowing user pick one at a time.|