Android ListView - Fill With ArrayList

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This is a simple ListView tutorial.Here is what we do:

  • Fill ListView with data from a simple ArrayList.
  • We use ArrayAdapter.
  • Handle ItemClicks.

Our MainActivity

This is our MainActivity class.

package com.tutorials.hp.listviewarraylist;

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    ArrayList<String> numbers=new ArrayList<>();
    ListView lv;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        lv = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.lv);

        //FILL DATA
        fillData();

        //ADAPTER
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this, android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, numbers);
        lv.setAdapter(adapter);

        //LISTENER
        lv.setOnItemClickListener(new AdapterView.OnItemClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> adapterView, View view, int i, long l) {
                Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, numbers.get(i), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
            }
        });
    }

    //FILL DATA
    private void fillData()
    {
        for (int i=0;i<10;i++)
        {
            numbers.add("Number "+String.valueOf(i));
        }
    }
}

Our XML Layout

Our activity's layout is here.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
    android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
    android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
    android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
    tools:context="com.tutorials.hp.listviewarraylist.MainActivity">

    <ListView
        android:id="@+id/lv"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
         />
</RelativeLayout>

Good day.

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About Me.

After completing his Software Engineering bachelors program, Oclemy(Clement Ochieng) these days is a man of two lives. At day he works for a startup in Nairobi, Kenya. At night he works tirelessly on building ProgrammingWizards TV, a tv channel for student coders and this website to help share the source code. In between he practices Meditation and Self actualization to help him keep balance. He also likes going for long solo walks to connect more with nature.




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