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.

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.

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Creating Listview With Searchview Android Example

Step 1: Create a new project in the 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

Description for filter() method

In filter(String charText) method, text present in edittext of searchview which is query is passed as a parameter.

If length charText is 0, means user have not entered query and following will be run:

If a query is entered, the following will be run:

and after that, changes in the adapter are notified by

Step 5: Updating activity_main.xml file


Step 6: Updating class

Put below code in

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.

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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