Android Data Binding Library — From Observable Fields to LiveData in two steps

Jose Alcérreca
Mar 25, 2019 · 2 min read
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Step 1: Replace Observable Fields with LiveData

If you are using Observable Fields directly in your data binding layout, simply replace ObservableSomething (or ObservableField<Something>) with LiveData<Something>.

Step 2 — Set the lifecycle owner for the LiveData

Binding classes have a method called setLifecycleOwner that must be called when observing LiveData from a data binding layout.

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