How to add header item for Listview in Android?

AndroidMobile DevelopmentApps/Applications

This example demonstrates How to add header item for Listview in Android.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout 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"
   android:orientation = "vertical">

   <EditText
      android:id = "@+id/name"
      android:layout_width = "match_parent"
      android:hint = "Enter Name"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />

   <LinearLayout
      android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content">
         <Button
            android:id = "@+id/save"
            android:text = "Save"
            android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
            android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />
         <Button
            android:id = "@+id/refresh"
            android:text = "Refresh"
            android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
            android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />
   </LinearLayout>
   <ListView
      android:id = "@+id/listView"
      android:layout_width = "match_parent"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content">
   </ListView>
</LinearLayout>

In the above code, we have taken the name and record number as Edit text, when the user clicks on the save button it will store the data into ArrayList. Click on the refresh button to get the changes of the listview.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

package com.example.andy.myapplication;

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

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.Comparator;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.Set;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   EditText name;
   ArrayAdapter arrayAdapter;
   ArrayList<String> array_list;
   Set set = new HashSet();
   private ListView listView;

   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle readdInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(readdInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
      array_list = new ArrayList<String>();
      array_list.ensureCapacity(20);
      name = findViewById(R.id.name);
      listView = findViewById(R.id.listView);
      findViewById(R.id.refresh).setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
         @Override
         public void onClick(View v) {
            arrayAdapter.notifyDataSetChanged();
            listView.invalidateViews();
            listView.refreshDrawableState();
         }
      });

      findViewById(R.id.save).setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
         @Override
         public void onClick(View v) {
            if (!name.getText().toString().isEmpty()) {
               set.add(name.getText().toString());
               array_list.clear();
               if (array_list.isEmpty()) {
                  array_list.add(0, "HEADER");
                  array_list.addAll(set);
                  Collections.sort(array_list, new Comparator<String>() {
                     @Override
                     public int compare(String o1, String o2) {
                        return o1.compareTo(o2);
                     }
                  });
                  array_list.trimToSize();
                  arrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter(MainActivity.this, android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, array_list);
                  listView.setAdapter(arrayAdapter);
               } else {
                  listView.setVisibility(View.GONE);
               }

               Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Inserted", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
            } else {
               name.setError("Enter NAME");
            }
         }
      });
   }
}

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from the android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run  icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –

In the above result, it is appending header with list child items.

Click here to download the project code

raja
Published on 18-Mar-2019 06:32:06
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