Android APIs
public class

ArrayAdapter

extends BaseAdapter
implements Filterable ThemedSpinnerAdapter
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.widget.BaseAdapter
     ↳ android.widget.ArrayAdapter<T>

Class Overview

A concrete BaseAdapter that is backed by an array of arbitrary objects. By default this class expects that the provided resource id references a single TextView. If you want to use a more complex layout, use the constructors that also takes a field id. That field id should reference a TextView in the larger layout resource.

However the TextView is referenced, it will be filled with the toString() of each object in the array. You can add lists or arrays of custom objects. Override the toString() method of your objects to determine what text will be displayed for the item in the list.

To use something other than TextViews for the array display, for instance, ImageViews, or to have some of data besides toString() results fill the views, override getView(int, View, ViewGroup) to return the type of view you want.

Summary

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Inherited Constants
From interface android.widget.Adapter
Public Constructors
ArrayAdapter(Context context, int resource)
Constructor
ArrayAdapter(Context context, int resource, int textViewResourceId)
Constructor
ArrayAdapter(Context context, int resource, T[] objects)
Constructor
ArrayAdapter(Context context, int resource, int textViewResourceId, T[] objects)
Constructor
ArrayAdapter(Context context, int resource, List<T> objects)
Constructor
ArrayAdapter(Context context, int resource, int textViewResourceId, List<T> objects)
Constructor
Public Methods
void add(T object)
Adds the specified object at the end of the array.
void addAll(Collection<? extends T> collection)
Adds the specified Collection at the end of the array.
void addAll(T... items)
Adds the specified items at the end of the array.
void clear()
Remove all elements from the list.
static ArrayAdapter<CharSequence> createFromResource(Context context, int textArrayResId, int textViewResId)
Creates a new ArrayAdapter from external resources.
Context getContext()
Returns the context associated with this array adapter.
int getCount()
How many items are in the data set represented by this Adapter.
View getDropDownView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent)
Gets a View that displays in the drop down popup the data at the specified position in the data set.
Resources.Theme getDropDownViewTheme()
Returns the value previously set by a call to setDropDownViewTheme(Theme).
Filter getFilter()

Returns a filter that can be used to constrain data with a filtering pattern.

T getItem(int position)
Get the data item associated with the specified position in the data set.
long getItemId(int position)
Get the row id associated with the specified position in the list.
int getPosition(T item)
Returns the position of the specified item in the array.
View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent)
Get a View that displays the data at the specified position in the data set.
void insert(T object, int index)
Inserts the specified object at the specified index in the array.
void notifyDataSetChanged()
Notifies the attached observers that the underlying data has been changed and any View reflecting the data set should refresh itself.
void remove(T object)
Removes the specified object from the array.
void setDropDownViewResource(int resource)

Sets the layout resource to create the drop down views.

void setDropDownViewTheme(Resources.Theme theme)
Sets the Resources.Theme against which drop-down views are inflated.
void setNotifyOnChange(boolean notifyOnChange)
Control whether methods that change the list (add(T), insert(T, int), remove(T), clear()) automatically call notifyDataSetChanged().
void sort(Comparator<? super T> comparator)
Sorts the content of this adapter using the specified comparator.
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Inherited Methods
From class android.widget.BaseAdapter
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.widget.ListAdapter
From interface android.widget.SpinnerAdapter
From interface android.widget.Filterable
From interface android.widget.ThemedSpinnerAdapter
From interface android.widget.Adapter

Public Constructors

public ArrayAdapter (Context context, int resource)

Added in API level 1

Constructor

Parameters
context The current context.
resource The resource ID for a layout file containing a TextView to use when instantiating views.

public ArrayAdapter (Context context, int resource, int textViewResourceId)

Added in API level 1

Constructor

Parameters
context The current context.
resource The resource ID for a layout file containing a layout to use when instantiating views.
textViewResourceId The id of the TextView within the layout resource to be populated

public ArrayAdapter (Context context, int resource, T[] objects)

Added in API level 1

Constructor

Parameters
context The current context.
resource The resource ID for a layout file containing a TextView to use when instantiating views.
objects The objects to represent in the ListView.

public ArrayAdapter (Context context, int resource, int textViewResourceId, T[] objects)

Added in API level 1

Constructor

Parameters
context The current context.
resource The resource ID for a layout file containing a layout to use when instantiating views.
textViewResourceId The id of the TextView within the layout resource to be populated
objects The objects to represent in the ListView.

public ArrayAdapter (Context context, int resource, List<T> objects)

Added in API level 1

Constructor

Parameters
context The current context.
resource The resource ID for a layout file containing a TextView to use when instantiating views.
objects The objects to represent in the ListView.

public ArrayAdapter (Context context, int resource, int textViewResourceId, List<T> objects)

Added in API level 1

Constructor

Parameters
context The current context.
resource The resource ID for a layout file containing a layout to use when instantiating views.
textViewResourceId The id of the TextView within the layout resource to be populated
objects The objects to represent in the ListView.

Public Methods

public void add (T object)

Added in API level 1

Adds the specified object at the end of the array.

Parameters
object The object to add at the end of the array.

public void addAll (Collection<? extends T> collection)

Added in API level 11

Adds the specified Collection at the end of the array.

Parameters
collection The Collection to add at the end of the array.

public void addAll (T... items)

Added in API level 11

Adds the specified items at the end of the array.

Parameters
items The items to add at the end of the array.

public void clear ()

Added in API level 1

Remove all elements from the list.

public static ArrayAdapter<CharSequence> createFromResource (Context context, int textArrayResId, int textViewResId)

Added in API level 1

Creates a new ArrayAdapter from external resources. The content of the array is obtained through getTextArray(int).

Parameters
context The application's environment.
textArrayResId The identifier of the array to use as the data source.
textViewResId The identifier of the layout used to create views.
Returns
ArrayAdapter<CharSequence> An ArrayAdapter.

public Context getContext ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the context associated with this array adapter. The context is used to create views from the resource passed to the constructor.

Returns
Context The Context associated with this adapter.

public int getCount ()

Added in API level 1

How many items are in the data set represented by this Adapter.

Returns
int Count of items.

public View getDropDownView (int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent)

Added in API level 1

Gets a View that displays in the drop down popup the data at the specified position in the data set.

Parameters
position index of the item whose view we want.
convertView the old view to reuse, if possible. Note: You should check that this view is non-null and of an appropriate type before using. If it is not possible to convert this view to display the correct data, this method can create a new view.
parent the parent that this view will eventually be attached to
Returns
View a View corresponding to the data at the specified position.

public Resources.Theme getDropDownViewTheme ()

Added in API level 23

Returns the value previously set by a call to setDropDownViewTheme(Theme).

Returns
Resources.Theme the Resources.Theme against which drop-down views are inflated, or null if one has not been explicitly set

public Filter getFilter ()

Added in API level 1

Returns a filter that can be used to constrain data with a filtering pattern.

This method is usually implemented by Adapter classes.

Returns
Filter a filter used to constrain data

public T getItem (int position)

Added in API level 1

Get the data item associated with the specified position in the data set.

Parameters
position Position of the item whose data we want within the adapter's data set.
Returns
T The data at the specified position.

public long getItemId (int position)

Added in API level 1

Get the row id associated with the specified position in the list.

Parameters
position The position of the item within the adapter's data set whose row id we want.
Returns
long The id of the item at the specified position.

public int getPosition (T item)

Added in API level 1

Returns the position of the specified item in the array.

Parameters
item The item to retrieve the position of.
Returns
int The position of the specified item.

public View getView (int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent)

Added in API level 1

Get a View that displays the data at the specified position in the data set. You can either create a View manually or inflate it from an XML layout file. When the View is inflated, the parent View (GridView, ListView...) will apply default layout parameters unless you use inflate(int, android.view.ViewGroup, boolean) to specify a root view and to prevent attachment to the root.

Parameters
position The position of the item within the adapter's data set of the item whose view we want.
convertView The old view to reuse, if possible. Note: You should check that this view is non-null and of an appropriate type before using. If it is not possible to convert this view to display the correct data, this method can create a new view. Heterogeneous lists can specify their number of view types, so that this View is always of the right type (see getViewTypeCount() and getItemViewType(int)).
parent The parent that this view will eventually be attached to
Returns
View A View corresponding to the data at the specified position.

public void insert (T object, int index)

Added in API level 1

Inserts the specified object at the specified index in the array.

Parameters
object The object to insert into the array.
index The index at which the object must be inserted.

public void notifyDataSetChanged ()

Added in API level 1

Notifies the attached observers that the underlying data has been changed and any View reflecting the data set should refresh itself.

public void remove (T object)

Added in API level 1

Removes the specified object from the array.

Parameters
object The object to remove.

public void setDropDownViewResource (int resource)

Added in API level 1

Sets the layout resource to create the drop down views.

Parameters
resource the layout resource defining the drop down views

public void setDropDownViewTheme (Resources.Theme theme)

Added in API level 23

Sets the Resources.Theme against which drop-down views are inflated.

By default, drop-down views are inflated against the theme of the Context passed to the adapter's constructor.

Parameters
theme the theme against which to inflate drop-down views or null to use the theme from the adapter's context

public void setNotifyOnChange (boolean notifyOnChange)

Added in API level 1

Control whether methods that change the list (add(T), insert(T, int), remove(T), clear()) automatically call notifyDataSetChanged(). If set to false, caller must manually call notifyDataSetChanged() to have the changes reflected in the attached view. The default is true, and calling notifyDataSetChanged() resets the flag to true.

Parameters
notifyOnChange if true, modifications to the list will automatically call notifyDataSetChanged()

public void sort (Comparator<? super T> comparator)

Added in API level 3

Sorts the content of this adapter using the specified comparator.

Parameters
comparator The comparator used to sort the objects contained in this adapter.