replace layout on orientation change

I tested fragments, but dealing with fragment makes things much more complex and the fragment itself needs saving and restoring which may not work in a webview which has javascript state, So I searched more and find a nice article somewhere and with some modification I came to a solution which I suggest:

First, add android:configChanges="orientation|screenSize|keyboard|keyboardHidden" so the app handles the config changes instead of android.

Make two different layout for landscape and portrait. In both layouts instead of webview place a FrameLayout which acts as a placeholder for the webview.

Define initUI method like this and put everything related to UI initialization in this method:

public void initui()
    if (wv == null) wv = new WebView(this);

If the webview doesn’t exist yet it will be created and after setContentView(R.layout.main) it will be added to the layout. Any other UI customization you need came after this.

and in onConfigurationChanged:

public void onConfigurationChanged(Configuration newConfig)

In onConfigChange the webview is removed from old placeholder and initui will be called which will add it back to the new layout.

In oncreate() call initui() so the ui will be initialized for the first time.

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)

I wish it would be helpful for someone.

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