Listview With Searchview Android Studio Example

Hello developers, In today’s tutorial, we will learn about listview with searchview android studio example.

In the scenarios where there are many items showed with listview, we need to put search filter functionality.

It let the user find his desired information quickly and easily.

User has to enter search query to find desired item from the listview.

You can develop search functionality using two methods:

  • Using SearchView to enter search query
  • Put Search Query in EditText

In this tutorial we will use SearchView which is in-built UI widget.

If you want to use EditText then read about listview search filter android example.

First, check the output of this tutorial and then go ahead for implementing yourself.

Wait for one minute

If you have not basic idea about listview and adapter, check out 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 the checkbox in listview row.

We will use android’s inbuilt searchview here If you want to use EditText to type a search query,

check out listview search filter android example.

Creating Listview With Searchview Android Example

Step 1: Create a new project in the android studio.

Select Empty activity as a default activity when you are opening a new activity.

Empty activity is useful for adding code snippets with any complexity.

Step 2: Creating row layout file for listview

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

We are just adding one textview in the listview item.

We will process the search query using these texts of every listview row item.

Step 3: Creating class (It is Model class)

Create a new class named and add following

Above class is the common model structure. We will use the objects of this class to maintain proper listview rows and it’s text values.

Step 4: Creating class:

Create new java class named ListViewAdapter and add following code

getView() method will create the each row of the listview.

Following line from getView() method will set the text in the textview.

Description for filter() method

  • In filter(String charText) method, text present in edittext of searchview which works as a search query, is passed as a parameter.
  • If length charText is 0, means user have not entered search query and the following will be run:

  • allAll() method from above code will add the whole arraylist and thus full listview is shown in this case.
  • If a query is entered, then the following will be run:

  • and after that, changes in the adapter are notified by below method

Step 5: Updating activity_main.xml file

As you can see in the above code, we have put searchview just above the listview.

It will create proper search layout scenario.

Step 6: Updating class

Put below code in

Consider the below source code

  • System will execute one for loop.
  • In the every iteration of the for loop, object of the MovieNames class is added in the arraylist.
  • Every object have set the one movie name inside it.

Now focus on this method:

  • when a user types the query, this method will be executed.
  • For example, if he types “a,” then this method will run, simultaneously for all other words.
  • Now filter(String charText) method will be executed as described earlier.

So it was all about implementing searchview listview android example in android app programmatically. Thank you and keep coding.

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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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1 Response

  1. Vinod Patil says:

    Hello, I am unable to add search view to list view. In above you are populating listview from static data but i am populating listview data from server. so please can you help me. I am getting json response as follows:
    please suggest me how can i populate my listview from this json response and add searchview functionality.

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