How to get a context in a recycler view adapter

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I'm trying to use picasso library to be able to load url to imageView, but I'm not able to get the context to use the picasso library correctly.

public class FeedAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<FeedAdapter.ViewHolder> {
    private List<Post> mDataset;

    // Provide a reference to the views for each data item
    // Complex data items may need more than one view per item, and
    // you provide access to all the views for a data item in a view holder
    public class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder {
        // each data item is just a string in this case
        public TextView txtHeader;
        public ImageView pub_image;
        public ViewHolder(View v) {
            txtHeader = (TextView) v.findViewById(;
            pub_image = (ImageView) v.findViewById(;


    // Provide a suitable constructor (depends on the kind of dataset)
    public FeedAdapter(List<Post> myDataset) {
        mDataset = myDataset;

    // Create new views (invoked by the layout manager)
    public FeedAdapter.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent,
                                                   int viewType) {
        // create a new view
        View v = LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.feedholder, parent, false);
        // set the view's size, margins, paddings and layout parameters

ViewHolder vh = new ViewHolder(v);
        return vh;

    // Replace the contents of a view (invoked by the layout manager)
    public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder holder, int position) {
        // - get element from your dataset at this position
        // - replace the contents of the view with that element




    // Return the size of your dataset (invoked by the layout manager)
    public int getItemCount() {
        return mDataset.size();

May 26, 2020 in Java by kartik
• 37,510 points

1 answer to this question.

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You can add global variable:

private Context context;

then assign the context from here:

public FeedAdapter.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent,int viewType) {
    // create a new view
    View v=LayoutInflater.from(parent.getContext()).inflate(R.layout.feedholder, parent, false);
    // set the view's size, margins, paddings and layout parameters
    ViewHolder vh = new ViewHolder(v);
    // set the Context here 
    context = parent.getContext();
    return vh;

Hope this works!

answered May 26, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,880 points

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