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Custom Spinner With Image And Text - Android Example

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In this Example creating custom spinner with one image and two texts.

After spinner item selection showing selected item text on screen.

Steps :

       1.  Create Model (SpinnerModel.java) to store data for each spinner row.
       2.  Create a ArrayList to store Model (SpinnerModel.java) objects.
       3.  Store data in Models and Store Model objects in Arraylist.
       4.  Pass Model object Arraylist to custom adapter.
       5.  Custom Adapter use Arraylist data (Model Objects) and create rows for Spinner.
       6.  Create listener for Spinner and show spinner item selected values on activity.

 Note :

        Please read this tutorial first - Spinner Basics

 

Project Structure :

 

Custom Spinner project sketch

 

File : src/SpinnerModel.java

 


public class SpinnerModel {
	
        private  String CompanyName="";
        private  String Image=""; 
        private  String Url="";
        
        /*********** Set Methods ******************/
        public void setCompanyName(String CompanyName)
        {
            this.CompanyName = CompanyName;
        }
        
        public void setImage(String Image)
        {
            this.Image = Image;
        }
        
        public void setUrl(String Url)
        {
            this.Url = Url;
        }
        
        /*********** Get Methods ****************/
        public String getCompanyName()
        {
            return this.CompanyName;
        }
        
        public String getImage()
        {
            return this.Image;
        }
    
        public String getUrl()
        {
            return this.Url;
        }	
  }


 

File : res/layout/activity_custom_spinner.xml

Define spinner and output text.

 


  <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
        android:orientation="vertical"
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="fill_parent">
        
        <TextView
            android:paddingTop="20dip"
            android:layout_width="fill_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>
            
        <Spinner
            android:id="@+id/spinner"
            android:drawSelectorOnTop="true"
            android:prompt="@string/defaultText"
            android:layout_width="fill_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            
            />
            
        <TextView
            android:paddingTop="20dip"
            android:paddingLeft="20dip"
            android:layout_width="fill_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:id="@+id/output"
            />
            
    </LinearLayout>


 

File : src/CustomSpinner.java

Explanation i have commented in code.

 


import java.util.ArrayList;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.res.Resources;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.AdapterView.OnItemSelectedListener;
import android.widget.Spinner;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;  
 
public class CustomSpinner extends Activity {
 
    /**************  Intialize Variables *************/
    public  ArrayList<SpinnerModel> CustomListViewValuesArr = new ArrayList<SpinnerModel>();
    TextView output = null;
    CustomAdapter adapter;
    CustomSpinner activity = null;
    
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_custom_spinner);
        
        activity  = this;
        
        Spinner  SpinnerExample = (Spinner)findViewById(R.id.spinner);
        output                  = (TextView)findViewById(R.id.output);
        
        // Set data in arraylist
        setListData();
        
        // Resources passed to adapter to get image
        Resources res = getResources(); 
        
        // Create custom adapter object ( see below CustomAdapter.java )
        adapter = new CustomAdapter(activity, R.layout.spinner_rows, CustomListViewValuesArr,res);
        
        // Set adapter to spinner
        SpinnerExample.setAdapter(adapter);
        
        // Listener called when spinner item selected
        SpinnerExample.setOnItemSelectedListener(new OnItemSelectedListener() {
            @Override
            public void onItemSelected(AdapterView<?> parentView, View v, int position, long id) {
                // your code here
            	
                // Get selected row data to show on screen
            	String Company    = ((TextView) v.findViewById(R.id.company)).getText().toString();
            	String CompanyUrl = ((TextView) v.findViewById(R.id.sub)).getText().toString();
            	
            	String OutputMsg = "Selected Company : \n\n"+Company+"\n"+CompanyUrl;
            	output.setText(OutputMsg);
            	
            	Toast.makeText(
						getApplicationContext(),OutputMsg, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
            }

            @Override
            public void onNothingSelected(AdapterView<?> parentView) {
                // your code here
            }

        });
    }
 
    /****** Function to set data in ArrayList *************/
    public void setListData()
    {
    	
        // Now i have taken static values by loop.
        // For further inhancement we can take data by webservice / json / xml;
        
		for (int i = 0; i < 11; i++) {
			
			final SpinnerModel sched = new SpinnerModel();
			    
			  /******* Firstly take data in model object ******/
			   sched.setCompanyName("Company "+i);
			   sched.setImage("image"+i);
			   sched.setUrl("http:\\www."+i+".com");
			   
			/******** Take Model Object in ArrayList **********/
			CustomListViewValuesArr.add(sched);
		}
		
    }
    
  }

 

File : src/CustomAdapter.java

Read comments in code for explanation

 


import java.util.ArrayList;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.res.Resources;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.TextView;

/***** Adapter class extends with ArrayAdapter ******/
public class CustomAdapter extends ArrayAdapter<String>{
	
	private Activity activity;
    private ArrayList data;
    public Resources res;
    SpinnerModel tempValues=null;
    LayoutInflater inflater;
	
    /*************  CustomAdapter Constructor *****************/
	public CustomAdapter(
			              CustomSpinner activitySpinner, 
			              int textViewResourceId,   
			              ArrayList objects,
			              Resources resLocal
			             ) 
	 {
        super(activitySpinner, textViewResourceId, objects);
        
        /********** Take passed values **********/
        activity = activitySpinner;
        data     = objects;
        res      = resLocal;
   
        /***********  Layout inflator to call external xml layout () **********************/
        inflater = (LayoutInflater)activity.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
        
	  }

    @Override
    public View getDropDownView(int position, View convertView,ViewGroup parent) {
        return getCustomView(position, convertView, parent);
    }

    @Override
    public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
        return getCustomView(position, convertView, parent);
    }

    // This funtion called for each row ( Called data.size() times )
    public View getCustomView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {

    	/********** Inflate spinner_rows.xml file for each row ( Defined below ) ************/
        View row = inflater.inflate(R.layout.spinner_rows, parent, false);
        
        /***** Get each Model object from Arraylist ********/
        tempValues = null;
        tempValues = (SpinnerModel) data.get(position);
        
        TextView label        = (TextView)row.findViewById(R.id.company);
        TextView sub          = (TextView)row.findViewById(R.id.sub);
        ImageView companyLogo = (ImageView)row.findViewById(R.id.image);
        
        if(position==0){
        	
        	// Default selected Spinner item 
        	label.setText("Please select company");
        	sub.setText("");
        }
        else
        {
            // Set values for spinner each row 
            label.setText(tempValues.getCompanyName());
            sub.setText(tempValues.getUrl());
            companyLogo.setImageResource(res.getIdentifier
                                         ("com.androidexample.customspinner:drawable/"
                                          + tempValues.getImage(),null,null));
            
        }   

        return row;
      }
 }


 

File : res/layout/spinner_rows.xml

 


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
     android:layout_width="fill_parent"
     android:layout_height="wrap_content"
     android:orientation="vertical"
     android:padding="3dip"
    >
        <ImageView
             android:id="@+id/image"
             android:layout_width="wrap_content"
             android:layout_height="wrap_content"
             />
        <TextView
             android:layout_toRightOf="@+id/image"
             android:padding="3dip"
             android:layout_marginTop="2dip"
             android:textColor="@drawable/red"
             android:textStyle="bold"
             android:id="@+id/company"
             android:layout_marginLeft="5dip"
             android:layout_width="wrap_content"
             android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>
         <TextView
             android:layout_toRightOf="@+id/image"
             android:padding="2dip"
             android:textColor="@drawable/darkgrey"
             android:layout_marginLeft="5dip"
             android:id="@+id/sub"
             android:layout_below="@+id/company"
             android:layout_width="wrap_content"
             android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>
    </RelativeLayout>

 

File : res/values/strings.xml

 


   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <resources>
        <string name="hello">Custom Spinner</string>
        <string name="defaultText">  Select your Company  </string>
        <string name="app_name">CustomSpinner Demo</string>
        <drawable name="Blue">#b0e0e6</drawable>
        <drawable name="white">#ffffff</drawable>
        <drawable name="black">#000000</drawable>
        <drawable name="green">#347C2C</drawable>
        <drawable name="pink">#FF00FF</drawable>
        <drawable name="violet">#a020f0</drawable>
        <drawable name="grey">#cccccc</drawable>
        <drawable name="red">#C11B17</drawable>
        <drawable name="yellow">#FFFF8C</drawable>
        <drawable name="PowderBlue">#b0e0e6</drawable>
        <drawable name="brown">#2F1700</drawable>
        <string name="select_Category">Select Company</string>
        <drawable name="darkgrey">#606060</drawable>
    
    </resources>

 

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