Android library providing simple way to control divider items (ItemDecoration) of RecyclerView.


repositories {

dependencies {
    compile 'com.yqritc:recyclerview-flexibledivider:1.4.0'


The following is the simplest usage.
Drawing a divider drawable retrieved from android.R.attr.listDivider between each cell.

RecyclerView recyclerView = (RecyclerView) findViewById(;
recyclerView.addItemDecoration(new HorizontalDividerItemDecoration.Builder(this).build());
ItemDecoration Usage
HorizontalDividerItemDecoration For layout manager having vertical orientation to draw horizontal divider
VerticalDividerItemDecoration For layout manager having horizontal orientation to draw vertical divider

*Please note that you can only set one of above item decorations at a time.

If you want to set color, size and margin values, you can specify as the followings.

RecyclerView recyclerView = (RecyclerView) findViewById(;
        new HorizontalDividerItemDecoration.Builder(this)
                .marginResId(R.dimen.leftmargin, R.dimen.rightmargin)

Instead of setting color and size, you can set paint object.

Paint paint = new Paint();
paint.setPathEffect(new DashPathEffect(new float[]{25.0f, 25.0f}, 0));
        new HorizontalDividerItemDecoration.Builder(this).paint(paint).build());

Also 9patch drawable can be used for drawing divider.

RecyclerView recyclerView = (RecyclerView) findViewById(;
recyclerView.addItemDecoration(new HorizontalDividerItemDecoration.Builder(this)

If you want to customize divider depending on the position, implement the following interfaces.

List of provider

The following providers can be implemented and controllable for each divider drawn between cells.
Please refer to ComplexAdapter class in the sample for the usage of providers in detail.

  • ColorProvider
    Provide color for divider

  • PaintProvider
    Provide paint object for divider line to draw.

  • DrawableDivider
    Provide drawable object for divider line

  • SizeProvider
    Provide height for horizontal divider, width for vertical divider.

  • VisibilityProvider
    Enables you to control the visibility of dividers.

  • MarginProvider for horizontal divider (vertical list)
    Enables you to specify left and right margin of divider.

  • MarginProvider for vertical divider (horizontal list)
    Enables you to specify top and bottom margin of divider.


  • Builder.showLastDivider
    Draw divider line at the end of last item in RecyclerView.
    If you enable this, the range of position parameter of providers listed above is 0 to itemCount-1.
    Otherwise, the range is 0 to itemCount-2.

  • Builder.positionInsideItem
    Draw divider inside items.
    If you want to follow material design guideline, enable this feature.