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Utility method for getting the appropriate parent of a Fragment for a given callback interface.
public class FragmentUtils {
* @param fragment
* The Fragment whose parent is to be found
* @param parentClass
* The interface that the parent should implement
* @return The parent of fragment that implements parentClass,
* null, if no such parent can be found
public static <T> T getParent(@NonNull Fragment fragment, @NonNull Class<T> parentClass) {
Fragment parentFragment = fragment.getParentFragment();
if (parentClass.isInstance(parentFragment)) {
//Checked by runtime methods
//noinspection unchecked
return (T) parentFragment;
} else if (parentClass.isInstance(fragment.getActivity())) {
//Checked by runtime methods
//noinspection unchecked
return (T) fragment.getActivity();
return null;
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gautamjain commented Jan 15, 2014

Nice utillity! Btw, you don't need to explicitly check if the parentFragment and activity are null. Class#isInstance(...) returns false if the argument is null.

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samskiter commented Jul 3, 2014

When is the best place to call this on a a fragment recreate (e.g. on a rotation)? Obviously if you know you are child of an activity you can use the onAttach() lifecycle call back.

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