Android Tutorial – Creating a List Menu

25 Jun

Ok, on the menu today is a look into List Menu in Android, kinda looks like this: Image

If you’ve ever used this before then you must have realized that when you click on an option another activity( thats whats is called in Android Language) is started. Here is the code:

package com.learning.gilo;

import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListView;

public class MenuList extends ListActivity{ //The ListActivity contains all the methods that Activity had.

String classes[] = {"FirstActivity","AnathaClass", "AnathaClass2","AnathaClass3"}; //This will appear on the screen
protected void onCreate(Bundle b){
setListAdapter(new ArrayAdapter<String>(MenuList.this, android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, classes));/*
The list is put on the screen


protected void onListItemClick(ListView l, View v, int position, long id) {//This method gets called when you press an option
super.onListItemClick(l, v, position, id);
String usersChoice = classes[position]; //position is the index of the classes array indicating the item you pressed
try {

//the String in the array are the class names of the activities to be launched
Class ourClass = Class.forName("com.learning.gilo." + usersChoice);

Intent myIntent = new Intent(MenuList.this, ourClass);

startActivity(myIntent); //this will start the next activity

} catch (ClassNotFoundException e){



Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Android, Android tutorials


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