I understand the need for creating getter and setter points for LiveData in the ViewModel. However, I am looking to understand how the get() syntax works in Kotlin.


Here is a good explanation on Stackoverflow: How Does Android LiveData get() syntax work?

get() is not related to Android.

Here, get() is overriding the automatically-generated Kotlin getter function for the isRealtime property. So, instead of returning its own value, it returns the value of _isRealtime.
Personally, I recommend simpler syntax:

The objective of either of these is to keep the mutability private, so consumers of this class do not accidentally update the MutableLiveData themselves.



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