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Android Assignment 03

Introduction to Fragments

Stuttgart Media University

Please conduct the following tasks alone. For implementation details you can refer to the lecture slides or the Android developer website. Please do not hesitate to ask me or the tutor if you have any questions.

1 Tasks

  • Reuse your assignment2 code and copy it to assignment3 folder.
  • Goal is to use Fragment or Fragments as your view holder for your Activities. You can move your Home and Search Views into one or two Fragment(s). Hint: It´s easier to have seperate Fragments with own Views for Home and Search.
  • MainActivity RecyclerView should be empty on app start.
  • Add Button to MainActivity above RecyclerView with id "searchBtn"
  • When the button is pressed, open new Activity "SearchActivity"
  • Add the following elements to SearchActivity
    • EditText with id "searchMovieTitleEditText"
    • Button with id "searchMovieTitleButton"
    • RecyclerView with id "searchRecyclerView"
  • Reuse the model from Assignment2
    • When movie title is entered in searchMovieTitleEditText and buttons searchMovieTitleButton is clicked, show search results in searchRecyclerView. Use "contains" to look for movie title. Example: Search string is "uss", show only "From Russia with Love"
  • When list row in search is clicked, save this movie, close SearchActivity (use finish(); call) and show all saved movies in MainActivity homeRecyclerView. Order MainActivity search results by time added. First clicked results are on top of list.
  • Keep homeRecyclerView row click from assignment2. When row is clicked, remove movie from search result

2 Hint

To pass data between activities, use a Singleton pattern. Example implementation of MovieDb class to access search result list

package de.hdmstuttgart.movietracker;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

class MovieDb {

    private static MovieDb instance;

    private MovieDb() {


    public static MovieDb getInstance() {
        if (instance == null) {
            instance = new MovieDb();

        return instance;

    public List<Movie> savedMovies = new ArrayList<>();


Call MovieDb.getInstance() to access instance of saved movies


3.1 MainActivity

On app start

With single saved movie

With multipe saved moviews

3.2 SearchActivity

On activity start

With search result

4 Movie Data

Use this data to fill out your rows:

title year actor
Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery
From Russia with Love 1963 Sean Connery
Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery
Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice 1967 Sean Connery

5 Espresso Test

package de.hdmstuttgart.movietracker;

import android.view.View;

import androidx.annotation.NonNull;
import androidx.recyclerview.widget.RecyclerView;
import androidx.test.espresso.contrib.RecyclerViewActions;
import androidx.test.espresso.matcher.BoundedMatcher;
import androidx.test.ext.junit.rules.ActivityScenarioRule;
import androidx.test.filters.LargeTest;
import androidx.test.runner.AndroidJUnit4;

import org.hamcrest.Description;
import org.hamcrest.Matcher;
import org.junit.Rule;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.runner.RunWith;

import static androidx.test.espresso.Espresso.onView;
import static;
import static androidx.test.espresso.action.ViewActions.closeSoftKeyboard;
import static androidx.test.espresso.action.ViewActions.replaceText;
import static androidx.test.espresso.assertion.ViewAssertions.matches;
import static androidx.test.espresso.core.internal.deps.guava.base.Preconditions.checkNotNull;
import static androidx.test.espresso.matcher.ViewMatchers.hasDescendant;
import static androidx.test.espresso.matcher.ViewMatchers.withId;
import static androidx.test.espresso.matcher.ViewMatchers.withText;

public class Assignment3Test {

    public ActivityScenarioRule<MainActivity> activityScenarioRule
            = new ActivityScenarioRule<>(MainActivity.class);

    public void assignment3Test() {


                .perform(replaceText("Gold"), closeSoftKeyboard());


                .check(matches(atPosition(0, hasDescendant(withText("Goldfinger")))));

                .perform(RecyclerViewActions.actionOnItemAtPosition(0, click()));

                .check(matches(atPosition(0, hasDescendant(withText("Goldfinger")))));


                .perform(replaceText("uss"), closeSoftKeyboard());


                .check(matches(atPosition(0, hasDescendant(withText("From Russia with Love")))));

                .perform(RecyclerViewActions.actionOnItemAtPosition(0, click()));

                .check(matches(atPosition(1, hasDescendant(withText("From Russia with Love")))));

                .perform(RecyclerViewActions.actionOnItemAtPosition(0, click()));

                .check(matches(atPosition(0, hasDescendant(withText("From Russia with Love")))));


    public static Matcher<View> atPosition(final int position, @NonNull final Matcher<View> itemMatcher) {
        return new BoundedMatcher<View, RecyclerView>(RecyclerView.class) {
            public void describeTo(Description description) {
                description.appendText("has item at position " + position + ": ");

            protected boolean matchesSafely(final RecyclerView view) {
                RecyclerView.ViewHolder viewHolder = view.findViewHolderForAdapterPosition(position);
                if (viewHolder == null) {
                    // has no item on such position
                    return false;
                return itemMatcher.matches(viewHolder.itemView);

6 Gradle Dependencies

dependencies {
    implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.3.1'
    implementation ''
    implementation 'androidx.constraintlayout:constraintlayout:2.1.1'
    implementation 'androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.2.1'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.+'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.ext:junit:1.1.3'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.4.0'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.espresso:espresso-contrib:3.4.0'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test:rules:1.4.0'