ListView display problem

by andyn » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 20:44:34 GMT

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 Hi there,

I want to include a listview displaying my contacts' names.
I have the following code:

String[] projection = new String[] {

                int [] tempInt= new int[]{};

                Cursor managedCursor =
projection, null, android.provider.Contacts.PeopleColumns.NAME + "

                ListView contactsList = (ListView)findViewById(;

                SimpleCursorAdapter contactsAdapter= new
SimpleCursorAdapter(this ,android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1,
managedCursor, projection, tempInt );


When running the application I also get a list with the correct number
of rows. But there's no content included. So the rows are just

Does anybody see my fault?


ListView display problem

by daspears » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:16:56 GMT

 Have you setup the security permissions needed to read contacts info
in AndroidManifest.xml?



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ListView display problem

by andyn » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 23:07:23 GMT

 Yes, I set the security permissions. But I also found the error. I
forgot the "android:" in front of the "id" attribute in the xml file.
And that wasn't displayed in Eclipse as an didn't see


ListView display problem

by MrChaz » Sat, 02 May 2009 06:21:49 GMT

 I have a list activity which is doing something very strange when you
select items.
It doesn't seem to be de-selecting old items if you click on a
different one.
if you use the trackball it seems to select every other item and then
swap the selection as you move up and down.

I'm not doing anything special


setListAdapter(new LevelAdapter(this));

the LevelAdapter inflates a view from XML but I don't see why that
would be causing issues.

ListView display problem

by Mark Murphy » Sat, 02 May 2009 06:42:46 GMT

 > I have a list activity which is doing something very strange when you

Temporarily modify LevelAdapter to not inflate views itself, but let
Android handle it (even if this means you only show one bit of text or
something, rather than what you want your rows to look like). If your
problem goes away, the issue is somewhere in the way you are defining and
inflating the views.

Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy) 
_The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development_ Version 2.0 Available!


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