How to set selected item of Spinner by value, not by position?


Question

I have a update view, where I need to preselect the value stored in database for a Spinner.

I was having in mind something like this, but the Adapter has no indexOf method, so I am stuck.

void setSpinner(String value)
{
    int pos = getSpinnerField().getAdapter().indexOf(value);
    getSpinnerField().setSelection(pos);
}
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277
2/12/2016 5:32:28 PM

Accepted Answer

Suppose your Spinner is named mSpinner, and it contains as one of its choices: "some value".

To find and compare the position of "some value" in the Spinner use this:

String compareValue = "some value";
ArrayAdapter<CharSequence> adapter = ArrayAdapter.createFromResource(this, R.array.select_state, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item);
adapter.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item);
mSpinner.setAdapter(adapter);
if (compareValue != null) {
    int spinnerPosition = adapter.getPosition(compareValue);
    mSpinner.setSelection(spinnerPosition);
}
610
1/4/2018 12:43:46 PM

A simple way to set spinner based on value is

mySpinner.setSelection(getIndex(mySpinner, myValue));

 //private method of your class
 private int getIndex(Spinner spinner, String myString){
     for (int i=0;i<spinner.getCount();i++){
         if (spinner.getItemAtPosition(i).toString().equalsIgnoreCase(myString)){
             return i;
         }
     }

     return 0;
 } 

Way to complex code are already there, this is just much plainer.


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