Thursday, July 25, 2013

Android Spinner Example

According to official documentation "Spinners provide a quick way to select one value from a set". In the default state, a spinner shows its currently selected value. Touching the spinner displays a dropdown menu with all other available values, from which the user can select a new one.

So Spinner provide a way to choose/select an option from multiple available options.

The Syntax to add a spinner in layout

    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

Spinner Example

In this example we are giving Easy,Medium,Hard and Too Hard options to users through
 Spinner and user selects an options, We show the user selected option in Toast.

The Spinner's item are populated form an ArrayAdapter, 
So we need to create an ArrayAdapter and set to Spinner.

Add Click Listener to Spinner

We need to add a click Listener to Spinner to handle the click event when User selects an option


Android Spinner
 <LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
        android:text="Select The Difficulty Level"
        android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium" />

        android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

public class MainActivity extends Activity 

 ArrayList<String> difficultyLevelOptionsList = new ArrayList<String>();
 TextView txtView1;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) 
  Spinner spinner = (Spinner) findViewById(; 
  difficultyLevelOptionsList.add("Too Hard");
  // Create the ArrayAdapter
  ArrayAdapter<String> arrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(MainActivity.this
                 // Set the Adapter
  // Set the ClickListener for Spinner
  spinner.setOnItemSelectedListener(new  AdapterView.OnItemSelectedListener() { 

              public void onItemSelected(AdapterView<?> adapterView, 
             View view, int i, long l) { 
             // TODO Auto-generated method stub
          Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this,"You Selected : "
           + difficultyLevelOptionsList.get(i)+" Level ",Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                // If no option selected
    public void onNothingSelected(AdapterView<?> arg0) {
     // TODO Auto-generated method stub



Android Spinner


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  1. I want to compare two spinner values and then according to that perform different operations..
    How can i do that ?

  2. I want to compare two spinner values and then perform operations through if statement !
    How to do this..?