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Android Expandable List Simple example

Android Expandable List Simple example

This is a very important view of Android and it is really complicated but here is a very simple example for the ExpandableListView.

  • Create new Android Project with package name  “com.sagar.expandablelistview.example”.
  • Create Main Activity “ExpandableListExample.java”.
  • You don’t need any layout.xml for this example.
  • Copy the code in your ExpandableListExample activity.

source belowSource code:

*Created by Sagar Verma
package com.sagar.expandablelistview.example;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

import android.app.ExpandableListActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.ExpandableListAdapter;
import android.widget.ExpandableListView;
import android.widget.ExpandableListView.OnChildClickListener;
import android.widget.SimpleExpandableListAdapter;
import android.widget.Toast;

* Demonstrates expandable lists backed by a Simple Map-based adapter

public class ExpandableListExample extends ExpandableListActivity {
private static final String NAME = "NAME";
private static final String IS_EVEN = "IS_EVEN";

private ExpandableListAdapter mAdapter;
ExpandableListView exView;
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
exView.setOnChildClickListener(new OnChildClickListener() {

public boolean onChildClick(ExpandableListView parent, View v,
int groupPosition, int childPosition, long id) {
Toast.makeText(ExpandableListExample.this,"parent="+ groupPosition+"  child=="+childPosition, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
return false;

private void setList(){
List<Map<String, String>> groupData = new ArrayList<Map<String, String>>();
List<List<Map<String, String>>> childData = new ArrayList<List<Map<String, String>>>();
for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
Map<String, String> curGroupMap = new HashMap<String, String>();
curGroupMap.put(NAME, "Group " + i);
curGroupMap.put(IS_EVEN, (i % 2 == 0) ? "This group is even" : "This group is odd");

List<Map<String, String>> children = new ArrayList<Map<String, String>>();
for (int j = 0; j < 3; j++) {
Map<String, String> curChildMap = new HashMap<String, String>();
curChildMap.put(NAME, "Child " + j);
curChildMap.put(IS_EVEN, (j % 2 == 0) ? "This child is even" : "This child is odd");

// Set up our adapter
mAdapter = new SimpleExpandableListAdapter(
new String[] { NAME, IS_EVEN },
new int[] { android.R.id.text1, android.R.id.text2 },
new String[] { NAME, IS_EVEN },
new int[] { android.R.id.text1, android.R.id.text2 }


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