Listview With Search Filter Android Studio Example

Hello, all learners. This is a listview search filter android studio example.

We are going to implement a search filter feature in the listview in this demo.

When there are too many items in the listview, the user needs a filter so that he can find an item by filtering by name, occupation, address, etc.

First, check the output of this tutorial in below video.

Wait for one minute

If you have not basic idea about listview and adapter then checkout listview with image and text tutorial first.

Check listview with button android example for showing button in listview item and manage its click event.

Check listview with checkbox android example  for gaining knowledge about how to use checkbox in listview row.

We will use EditText to type a query in this tutorial. If you want to use android’s inbuilt SearchView feature, then please visit searchview listview android example.

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Creating Listview Search Filter Android Example

Step 1: Create a new project in Android Studio.

Step 2: Creating row layout file for listview

 Create one layout resource file and name it as listview_item.xml and copy below code

Step 3: Creating class (It is Model class)

Create a new class named and add following

Step 4: Creating class:

Create new java class named ListViewAdapter and add following code

Step 5: Updating activity_main.xml file

Add below code in activity_main.xml file

Step 6: Updating class

Put below code in

Step 7: Description of filter logic

Focus on the following code

  • textlength contains a total number of characters of a search query.
  • if movie name contains set of characters same as a search query, then it will be inserted in array_sort.
  • array_sort will have sorted values and will be put in the adapter.

So that is all for listview search filter android example. Keep visiting us for more exciting tutorials. Thanks 🙂

Hardik Parsania

I am mobile app developer. I am always passionate about solving complex and real world problems.I have developed many apps with great interest and superior logical skills.

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