Android – Detect ViewPager tab change inside Fragment


I have a ViewPager with multiple fragments. In one Fragment I play audio. When I swipe to another fragment I want to stop the audio playback. How do I detect that the another fragment is now visible in the ViewPager?

I've tried overriding onStop and onHiddenChanged. No success. There must be some "you're not active anymore" method to override. No?

Best Solution

I did some digging and it turns out that ViewPager will call both: setUserVisibleHint and setMenuVisibility. I would override setUserVisibleHint since the documentation for setUserVisibleHint states:

Set a hint to the system about whether this fragment's UI is currently visible to the user. This hint defaults to true and is persistent across fragment instance state save and restore. An app may set this to false to indicate that the fragment's UI is scrolled out of visibility or is otherwise not directly visible to the user. This may be used by the system to prioritize operations such as fragment lifecycle updates or loader ordering behavior.

Try putting this code in your fragment:

public void setUserVisibleHint(boolean isVisibleToUser) {

    // Make sure that we are currently visible
    if (this.isVisible()) {
        // If we are becoming invisible, then...
        if (!isVisibleToUser) {
            Log.d("MyFragment", "Not visible anymore.  Stopping audio.");
            // TODO stop audio playback