Source link: https://github.com/alexfacciorusso/DaggerViewModel


An integration Module for injecting Google Architecture Components' ViewModel into Dagger2-injected Android activities and fragments.

This library was inspired by the official GithubBrowserSample example.


Add one of the following lines depending to your Gradle Android plugin version in your dependencies section:

// For plugin version < 3.x compile 'com.alexfacciorusso:daggerviewmodel:0.1.2'  // For plugin version >= 3.x implementation 'com.alexfacciorusso:daggerviewmodel:0.1.2' 


Install the library, then bind your ViewModels into an abstract @Module-annotated class annotating your binding method with @IntoMap and @ViewModelKey, giving to the latter annotation your custom ViewModel class as parameter. For example:

 @Module  abstract class ViewModelModule {




abstract fun bindsMainViewModel(myViewModel: MyViewModel): ViewModel

// other binds...  

Add the DaggerViewModelModule to your Application Component


@Singleton @Component(modules = arrayOf(AndroidSupportInjectionModule::class, DaggerViewModelInjectionModule::class,

your other modules...)) interface ApplicationComponent {

  // your component definitions ... 


@Singleton @Component(modules = {
AndroidSupportInjectionModule.class, DaggerViewModelInjectionModule.class,

your other modules...
) public interface ApplicationComponent {

  // your component definitions ... 

And finally you can @Inject a ViewModelProvider.Factory into your Activity/Fragment and use it to create your ViewModel.


class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

  lateinit var viewModelFactory: ViewModelProvider.Factory

 private lateinit var viewModel: MyViewModel

 override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {




viewModel = ViewModelProviders.of(this, viewModelFactory).get(MyViewModel::class.java)

// ...

 // ... 


public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

  ViewModelProvider.Factory viewModelFactory;

  private MyViewModel viewModel;

void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {




viewModel = ViewModelProviders.of(this, viewModelFactory).get(MyViewModel.class);

// ...

 // ... 


Copyright 2017 Alex Facciorusso.

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