How to add a footer in ListView?


Question

I am developing an application,In my application,I am using Listview for displaying data using dom parsing,I want to footer in listview,when i click footer additional more data add to list view,I attached image,i would like that design and process,please refer image1 and imgae2.I mention footer in red rectangle

Fig1-Footer like "More News"
alt text

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Fig2-Add additional 10 record added in listview

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9/23/2015 3:56:15 PM

Accepted Answer

Create a footer view layout consisting of text that you want to set as footer and then try

View footerView = ((LayoutInflater) ActivityContext.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE)).inflate(R.layout.footer_layout, null, false);
ListView.addFooterView(footerView);

Layout for footer could be something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:paddingTop="7dip"
    android:paddingBottom="7dip"
    android:orientation="horizontal"
    android:gravity="center">

    <LinearLayout 
        android:id="@+id/footer_layout" 
        android:layout_width="wrap_content" 
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:orientation="horizontal"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:layout_gravity="center">

    <TextView 
        android:text="@string/footer_text_1" 
        android:id="@+id/footer_1" 
        android:layout_width="wrap_content" 
        android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
        android:textSize="14dip" 
        android:textStyle="bold" 
        android:layout_marginRight="5dip" />
    </LinearLayout>
</LinearLayout> 

The activity class could be:

public class MyListActivty extends ListActivity {
    private Context context = null;
    private ListView list = null;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        list = (ListView)findViewById(android.R.id.list);

        //code to set adapter to populate list
        View footerView =  ((LayoutInflater)context.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE)).inflate(R.layout.footer_layout, null, false);
        list.addFooterView(footerView);
    }
}
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8/30/2012 11:55:07 AM

Answers here are a bit outdated. Though the code remains the same there are some changes in the behavior.

public class MyListActivity extends ListActivity {
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        TextView footerView = (TextView) ((LayoutInflater) this.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE)).inflate(R.layout.footer_view, null, false);
        getListView().addFooterView(footerView);
        setListAdapter(new ArrayAdapter<String>(this, getResources().getStringArray(R.array.news)));
    }
}

Info about addFooterView() method

Add a fixed view to appear at the bottom of the list. If addFooterView() is called more than once, the views will appear in the order they were added. Views added using this call can take focus if they want.

Most of the answers above stress very important point -

addFooterView() must be called before calling setAdapter().This is so ListView can wrap the supplied cursor with one that will also account for header and footer views.

From Kitkat this has changed.

Note: When first introduced, this method could only be called before setting the adapter with setAdapter(ListAdapter). Starting with KITKAT, this method may be called at any time. If the ListView's adapter does not extend HeaderViewListAdapter, it will be wrapped with a supporting instance of WrapperListAdapter.

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