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Android ListView in Fragment

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I am trying to create a list of items which contains an image and some description for the image in each individual. After which, the list will be place in a fragment inside the application. Can anyone guide me to create it? I am not too sure how can I do it without the ListActivity.

How to&Answers:

It seems like your Fragment should subclass ListFragment (not ListActivity). onCreateView() from ListFragment will return a ListView you can then populate.

Here’s more information on populating lists from the developer guide: Hello, ListView


Here’s a code snippet to help you display ListView in a fragment.:

public class MessagesFragment extends ListFragment {

public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
        Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    View rootView = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_messages, container,

    String[] values = new String[] { "Message1", "Message2", "Message3" };
    ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getActivity(),
        android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, values);
    return rootView;

And, this is how the xml would look like:

  android:layout_height="wrap_content" >

If you do not use ‘list’ as ID or do not include a ListView into your layout, the application crashes once you try to display the activity or the fragment.

Reference: http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/AndroidListView/article.html#listfragments