ListView is a viewgroup which groups several items from a data source like array or database and displays them in a scroll-able list. Data are bound with listview using an Adapter class.
ListView is a view group that displays a list of scrollable items.
The list items are automatically inserted to the list using an Adapter that pulls content from a source such as an array or database query and converts each item result into a view that's placed into the list.
When the content for your layout is dynamic or not pre-determined, you can use a layout that subclasses AdapterView to populate the layout with views at runtime. A subclass of the AdapterView class uses an Adapter to bind data to its layout.
Before using the ListView you should also checking the RecyclerView examples.
A basic ListView with an ArrayAdapter
By default the ArrayAdapter creates a view for each array item by calling toString() on each item and placing the contents in a TextView.
where android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1 is the layout that contains a TextView for each string in the array.
Then simply call setAdapter() on your ListView:
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. Check this example.
By default the ArrayAdapter class creates a view for each array item by calling toString() on each item and placing the contents in a TextView.
To create a complex view for each item (for example, if you want an ImageView for each array item), extend the ArrayAdapter class and override the getView() method to return the type of View you want for each item.
Filtering with CursorAdapter
Let's say your query will run every time the user types in an EditText:
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