Points To Remember

  • You need to create a ListView in your activity.
  • Then create a view for Item of the ListView.
  • Create an Adapter and a list of objects to display.
  • Pass the List of objects to the ListView.

How to create a Basic List View 


Your Activity may look like the following activity_main.xml

<?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"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<TextView
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="50dp"
android:text="Planet List"
android:textAlignment="center"
android:textSize="24dp"
/>
<ListView
android:id="@+id/list_view_drawer"
android:layout_marginTop="50dp"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:dividerHeight="1dp"
android:divider="@android:color/holo_blue_light"
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" />


</RelativeLayout>

Your item may look like the following list_view_item.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TextView
android:layout_height="50dp"
android:textAlignment="gravity"
android:textColor="@android:color/holo_blue_dark"
android:paddingLeft="15dp"
android:layout_centerVertical="true"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
android:gravity="center_vertical"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" />

Your activity may look like the following

package com.ekiras.demo;

import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListAdapter;
import android.widget.ListView;

import com.ekiras.app2.fragment.BuzzListFragment;

public class MainActivity extends ActionBarActivity{

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


String [] planets = new String[]{
"Mercury","Mars","Earth","Jupitor","Mars","Venus","Pluto"
};

ArrayAdapter adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this, R.layout.list_view_item, planets);

ListView listView = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.list_view_drawer);
listView.setAdapter(adapter);
}

}

Your Application will look as shown in the image