How to find common elements from arrays in android listview?

This example demonstrate about How to find common elements from arrays in android listview.

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=""

In the code, we have taken listview to show array values.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/

package com.example.myapplication;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.util.Log;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.ListView;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Collections;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   ListView list;
   String[] names = new String[] { "A", "B", "C" };
   String[] extended = new String[5];

   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      list = findViewById(;
      extended[3] = "D";
      extended[4] = "E";
      System.arraycopy(names, 0, extended, 0, names.length);
      ArrayList<String> unique = new ArrayList<>();
      for(int i = 0;i<names.length;i++) {
         for(int j = 0;j<extended.length;j++) {
            if(names[i] == extended[j]) {
ArrayAdapter adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this,
android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, unique);

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 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, we had shown a common array.

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Updated on: 26-Jun-2020


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