LinearListView

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Language
Java
Version
v1.0.1 (Oct 22, 2013)
Created
Nov 18, 2012
Updated
Feb 17, 2015 (Retired)
Owner
Frankie Sardo (frankiesardo)
Contributors
Tobias Preuss (johnjohndoe)
Frankie Sardo (frankiesardo)
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LinearListView

Android library that allows you to bind a LinearLayout with a ListAdapter.

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Gradle:

dependencies {
  compile 'com.github.frankiesardo:linearlistview:1.0.1@aar'
}

Usage

A simple example of the xml attributes that you can use

<com.linearlistview.LinearListView
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:id="@+id/list"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="horizontal"
    android:showDividers="none|middle|beginning|end"
    android:divider="@drawable/your_divider"
    android:dividerPadding="2dp"
    app:dividerThickness="2dp"
    android:entries="@array/your_array" />

Where: showDividers, divider and dividerPadding have the same meaning of a LinearLayout (API 11) attributes, entries is the same as a ListView attribute and dividerThickness controls how thick is the divider (namely its height or width depending on its orientation).

In your Activity you can call myLinearListView.setAdapter(myAdapter) and each view from your ListAdapter will be inflated and kept in sync with its data.

Why you want to use a LinearListVew:

  • You need an horizontal scrollable list (since Gallery is deprecated): Just embed this layout with an horizontal orientation in an HorizontalScrollView.
  • You need two or more lists in a vertical scrollable view.
  • You need to inflate several views in a LinearLayout from an Adapter and you want to keep them synchronized with its data. This is especially useful when working with a CursorAdapter.
  • You need a list with a fixed height (the total height of its children). Or, you have a complex, scrollable layout and don't want to use a ListView with footers and headers.
  • You simply want to use a LinearLayout with dividers (API 11) with the added benefit of a dividerThickness attribute.

Roadmap

  • Adding a drawSelectorOnTop attribute.

License

Copyright 2012 Frankie Sardo

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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