Spinner: text vs value

by droidin.net » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 03:12:19 GMT


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 I declare my Spinner in the following manner (it's very static so I
have 2 string arrays in array.xml for titles and values)

<Spinner android:id="@+id/searchCriteria" android:entries="@array/
searchBy" android:entryValues="@array/searchByValues">
</Spinner>

I expect spinner.getSelectedItem() to return an array [title, value]
but in fact it returns just a title String. Is it ignoring
android:entryValues? How do I get a value, not a title from it? Is
this doable with XML only or do I need to create adapter and do it
programmatically?

Thanks,

Bo
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