Home Android Spinner with multiple choice
Reply: 4

Android Spinner with multiple choice

Igor Filippov
1#
Igor Filippov Published in 2011-02-16 11:11:22Z

How do I create spinner which allows to choose multiple items, i.e spinner with check boxes?

Meenal
2#
Meenal Reply to 2016-08-19 10:24:03Z

I have written custom implementation of MultiSpinner. It's looking similar to normal spinner, but it has checkboxes instead of radiobuttons. Selected values are displayed on the spinner divided by comma. All values are checked by default. Try it:

package cz.destil.settleup.gui;

public class MultiSpinner extends Spinner implements
        OnMultiChoiceClickListener, OnCancelListener {

    private List<String> items;
    private boolean[] selected;
    private String defaultText;
    private MultiSpinnerListener listener;

    public MultiSpinner(Context context) {
        super(context);
    }

    public MultiSpinner(Context arg0, AttributeSet arg1) {
        super(arg0, arg1);
    }

    public MultiSpinner(Context arg0, AttributeSet arg1, int arg2) {
        super(arg0, arg1, arg2);
    }

    @Override
    public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which, boolean isChecked) {
        if (isChecked)
            selected[which] = true;
        else
            selected[which] = false;
    }

    @Override
    public void onCancel(DialogInterface dialog) {
        // refresh text on spinner
        StringBuffer spinnerBuffer = new StringBuffer();
        boolean someUnselected = false;
        for (int i = 0; i < items.size(); i++) {
            if (selected[i] == true) {
                spinnerBuffer.append(items.get(i));
                spinnerBuffer.append(", ");
            } else {
                someUnselected = true;
            }
        }
        String spinnerText;
        if (someUnselected) {
            spinnerText = spinnerBuffer.toString();
            if (spinnerText.length() > 2)
                spinnerText = spinnerText.substring(0, spinnerText.length() - 2);
        } else {
            spinnerText = defaultText;
        }
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getContext(),
                android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item,
                new String[] { spinnerText });
        setAdapter(adapter);
        listener.onItemsSelected(selected);
    }

    @Override
    public boolean performClick() {
        AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(getContext());
        builder.setMultiChoiceItems(
                items.toArray(new CharSequence[items.size()]), selected, this);
        builder.setPositiveButton(android.R.string.ok,
                new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {

                    @Override
                    public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) {
                        dialog.cancel();
                    }
                });
        builder.setOnCancelListener(this);
        builder.show();
        return true;
    }

    public void setItems(List<String> items, String allText,
            MultiSpinnerListener listener) {
        this.items = items;
        this.defaultText = allText;
        this.listener = listener;

        // all selected by default
        selected = new boolean[items.size()];
        for (int i = 0; i < selected.length; i++)
            selected[i] = true;

        // all text on the spinner
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getContext(),
                android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, new String[] { allText });
        setAdapter(adapter);
    }

    public interface MultiSpinnerListener {
        public void onItemsSelected(boolean[] selected);
    }
}

You use it in XML like this:

<cz.destil.settleup.gui.MultiSpinner android:id="@+id/multi_spinner" />

And you pass data to it in Java like this:

MultiSpinner multiSpinner = (MultiSpinner) findViewById(R.id.multi_spinner);
multiSpinner.setItems(items, getString(R.string.for_all), this);

Also you need to implement the listener,which will return the same length array , with true or false to show selected to unselected..

public void onItemsSelected(boolean[] selected);
vault
3#
vault Reply to 2014-04-08 15:08:33Z

I would just like to show an alternative version of @Destil's MultiSpinner (thank you for your inspiring code) which allows to use "android:entries" in xml, just like a spinner.

It doesn't initially show a default text, like "choose one", but you can easily obtain it by setting an additional ArrayAdapter in the constructor.

MultiSpinner.java

package com.example.helloworld;

import android.app.AlertDialog;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.DialogInterface;
import android.content.DialogInterface.OnMultiChoiceClickListener;
import android.content.res.TypedArray;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.Spinner;

/**
 * Inspired by: http://stackoverflow.com/a/6022474/1521064
 */
public class MultiSpinner extends Spinner {

    private CharSequence[] entries;
    private boolean[] selected;
    private MultiSpinnerListener listener;

    public MultiSpinner(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);

        TypedArray a = context.obtainStyledAttributes(attrs, R.styleable.MultiSpinner);
        entries = a.getTextArray(R.styleable.MultiSpinner_android_entries);
        if (entries != null) {
            selected = new boolean[entries.length]; // false-filled by default
        }
        a.recycle();
    }

    private OnMultiChoiceClickListener mOnMultiChoiceClickListener = new OnMultiChoiceClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which, boolean isChecked) {
            selected[which] = isChecked;
        }
    };

    private DialogInterface.OnClickListener mOnClickListener = new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
        @Override
        public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int which) {
            // build new spinner text & delimiter management
            StringBuffer spinnerBuffer = new StringBuffer();
            for (int i = 0; i < entries.length; i++) {
                if (selected[i]) {
                    spinnerBuffer.append(entries[i]);
                    spinnerBuffer.append(", ");
                }
            }

            // Remove trailing comma
            if (spinnerBuffer.length() > 2) {
                spinnerBuffer.setLength(spinnerBuffer.length() - 2);
            }

            // display new text
            ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getContext(),
                    android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item,
                    new String[] { spinnerBuffer.toString() });
            setAdapter(adapter);

            if (listener != null) {
                listener.onItemsSelected(selected);
            }

            // hide dialog
            dialog.dismiss();
        }
    };

    @Override
    public boolean performClick() {
        new AlertDialog.Builder(getContext())
                .setMultiChoiceItems(entries, selected, mOnMultiChoiceClickListener)
                .setPositiveButton(android.R.string.ok, mOnClickListener)
                .show();
        return true;
    }

    public void setMultiSpinnerListener(MultiSpinnerListener listener) {
        this.listener = listener;
    }

    public interface MultiSpinnerListener {
        public void onItemsSelected(boolean[] selected);
    }
}

attrs.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
    <declare-styleable name="MultiSpinner">
        <attr name="android:entries" />
    </declare-styleable>
</resources>

layout_main_activity.xml

<com.example.helloworld.MultiSpinner
    android:id="@+id/multispinner"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:entries="@array/multispinner_entries" />
Vikas Patidar
4#
Vikas Patidar Reply to 2011-02-16 12:16:33Z

As far as I know Spinner doesn't have a multiple choice mode. Instead you can create an ImageButton and set a drawable down arrow in the right side and on the click event you can open a Dialog having items with the multiple checkboxes.

Refer here : Android Multi Selection Dialogs

Andrea
5#
Andrea Reply to 2013-07-10 17:39:01Z

Thanks for the post! Great solution. I made a small change to the class (method setItems) to allow users to set already selected items instead of selecting all items to true by default.

public void setItems(
    List<String> items,
    List<String> itemValues, 
    String selectedList,
    String allText,
    MultiSpinnerListener listener) {
        this.items = items;
        this.defaultText = allText;
        this.listener = listener;

        String spinnerText = allText;

        // Set false by default
        selected = new boolean[itemValues.size()];
        for (int j = 0; j < itemValues.size(); j++)
            selected[j] = false;

        if (selectedList != null) {
            spinnerText = "";
            // Extract selected items
            String[] selectedItems = selectedList.trim().split(",");

            // Set selected items to true
            for (int i = 0; i < selectedItems.length; i++)
                for (int j = 0; j < itemValues.size(); j++)
                    if (selectedItems[i].trim().equals(itemValues.get(j))) {
                        selected[j] = true;
                        spinnerText += (spinnerText.equals("")?"":", ") + items.get(j);
                        break;
                }
    }

        // Text for the spinner
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getContext(),
            android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, new String[] { spinnerText });
        setAdapter(adapter);
}
You need to login account before you can post.

About| Privacy statement| Terms of Service| Advertising| Contact us| Help| Sitemap|
Processed in 0.475229 second(s) , Gzip On .

© 2016 Powered by cudou.com design MATCHINFO