Get Selected Item In ListView Android

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Step 1 : Select File -> New -> Project -> Android Application Project. Fill the forms, create a Blank Activity and click on Finish button.
Step 2 : Open res -> layout ->activity_main.xml and add following code :

< RelativeLayout 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”

android : paddingBottom = “@dimen/activity_vertical_margin”

android : paddingLeft = “@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin”

android : paddingRight = “@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin”

android : paddingTop = “@dimen/activity_vertical_margin”

tools : context =”com.saud.listview_listactivity.MainActivity” >

< ListView

android : id = “@+id/list”

android : layout_width = “match_parent”

android : layout_height = “wrap_content”

android : layout_below = “@+id/textview1” >

< / ListView >

< / RelativeLayout >

Step 3 : Open src -> package ->MainActivity.java and add following code :

package com . saud. android .listview_getselecteditem ;

import android . app . Activity ;

import android . os . Bundle ;

import android . view . View ;

import android . widget . AdapterView ;

import android . widget . AdapterView .OnItemClickListener ;

import android . widget . ArrayAdapter ;

import android . widget . ListView ;

import android . widget . TextView ;

import android . widget . Toast ;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

static final String [ ] FRUITS = new String [ ] {“Apple” , “Banana” , “Coconut” ,

“Durian” , “Guava” , “Kiwifruit” , “Jackfruit” ,”Mango” , “Orange” ,

“Pear” } ;

@Override

public void onCreate ( Bundle savedInstanceState ){

super . onCreate ( savedInstanceState ) ;

setContentView ( R . layout . activity_main ) ;

ListView listView = ( ListView ) findViewById( R . id . list ) ;

ArrayAdapter <String> adapter = newArrayAdapter <String> ( this ,

android . R . layout . simple_list_item_1 ,FRUITS ) ;

listView . setAdapter ( adapter ) ;

listView . setOnItemClickListener ( newOnItemClickListener ( ) {

public void onItemClick ( AdapterView < ? >parent , View view ,

int position , long id ) {

// When clicked, show a toast with the TextView text

Toast . makeText ( getApplicationContext ( ) ,

( ( TextView ) view ) . getText ( ) , Toast .LENGTH_SHORT ) . show ( ) ;

//String selectedItem = parent.getItemAtPosition(position).toString(); or

//String selectedItem = ((TextView) view).getText(); //for simple_list_item_1 layout or

//String selectedItem = (TextView) view.findViewById(android.R.id.text1); //for simple_list_item_1 layout with textview id or

//String selectedItem = FRUITS[position]; // using selected position

}

} ) ;

}

}

Step 4 : Open AndroidManifest.xml and add following code :

<? xml version = “1.0” encoding = “utf-8” ?>

< manifest xmlns : android = “http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

package =”com.saud.android.listview_getselecteditem”

android : versionCode = “1”

android : versionName = “1.0” >

< uses — sdk

android : minSdkVersion = “16”

android : targetSdkVersion = “19” / >

< application

android : allowBackup = “true”

android : icon = “@drawable/ic_launcher”

android : label = “@string/app_name”

android : theme = “@style/AppTheme” >

< activity

android : name =”com.skholingua.android.listview_getselecteditem.MainActivity”

android : label = “@string/app_name” >

< intent — filter >

< action android : name = “android.intent.action.MAIN”/ >

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

< / intent — filter >

< / activity >

< / application >

< / manifest >

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