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How to create a ListView in Android?

In this article, we are going to learn how to initiate a list view for layout in Android?
Submitted by Manu Jemini, on December 12, 2017

ListView is a very easy way to show similar type of data. ListView provides very simple techniques to set it. For this tutorial to work, just create a new project with any name. You will get a default activity namely ‘MainActivity’, you can make use of it.

Starting with your XML file, drag and drop it from the widget section. There is no implication about the parent layout type. Make your layout the way you want it.

The Second thing is your JAVA file. To begin with, you should import ListView from widget, this is done by adding this line import android.widget.ListView; After that, in your activity, there would a default onCreate() function, this would be pre-set to use quickly.

Now, you would need to have a variable of type ListView and set it with the reference of the ListView in the layout file.

  • ListView listview;
  • listview=(ListView)findViewById(R.id.listView);

Above Lines would do it. After doing everything up, your code should look like this. Connect an android device or run an ADV and then build your project to see the result.

Java file:

package com.example.hp.demo;

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.ListView;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity 
    ListView listview;
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) 


XML file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:orientation="vertical" android:layout_width="match_parent"

        android:layout_gravity="center_horizontal" />

Manifest file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

        <activity android:name=".MainActivity">
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />



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