I'm all new to Android and I'm trying to create a spinner programmatically and feeding it with data from an array, but Eclipse gives me a warning that I can't handle.

Here's what I got:

This ArrayList holds the elements that should be in the spinner (gets filled from a file later on):

ArrayList<String> spinnerArray = new ArrayList<String>();

This is code I found on a site which should create the spinner:

Spinner spinner = new Spinner(this);
ArrayAdapter spinnerArrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter(this,
                android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item,
                spinnerArray);
spinner.setAdapter(spinnerArrayAdapter);

Now the second line (ArrayAdapter...) gives me a warning in Eclipse saying "ArrayAdapter is a raw type... References to generic type ArrayAdapter<T> should be parameterized", I have no idea how to fix this (or what that means in the first place :) ).

It's just a warning and the App seems to run alright, but I'd still like to understand what's wrong and fix it. Any hint is appreciated.

Greetings, Select0r

Solution 1

ArrayAdapter<String> should work.

i.e.:

Spinner spinner = new Spinner(this);
ArrayAdapter<String> spinnerArrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>
            (this, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item,
           spinnerArray); //selected item will look like a spinner set from XML
spinnerArrayAdapter.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout
                                                     .simple_spinner_dropdown_item);
spinner.setAdapter(spinnerArrayAdapter); 

Solution 2

In the same way with Array

// Array of choices
String colors[] = {"Red","Blue","White","Yellow","Black", "Green","Purple","Orange","Grey"};

// Selection of the spinner
Spinner spinner = (Spinner) findViewById(R.id.myspinner);

// Application of the Array to the Spinner
ArrayAdapter<String> spinnerArrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this,   android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, colors);
spinnerArrayAdapter.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item); // The drop down view
spinner.setAdapter(spinnerArrayAdapter);

Solution 3

The following 3 lines of code worked for me with a string-array named shoes loaded from the project resources:

Spinner              spinnerCountShoes = (Spinner)findViewById(R.id.spinner_countshoes);
ArrayAdapter<String> spinnerCountShoesArrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(
                     this,
                     android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item, 
                     getResources().getStringArray(R.array.shoes));
spinnerCountShoes.setAdapter(spinnerCountShoesArrayAdapter);

This is my resource file (res/values/arrays.xml) with the string-array named shoes:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
    <string-array name="shoes">
        <item>0</item>
        <item>5</item>
        <item>10</item>
        <item>100</item>
        <item>1000</item>
        <item>10000</item>
    </string-array>
</resources>

With this method it's very easy to make it multilingual, if necessary.

Solution 4

This actually worked for me

    ArrayAdapter<String> spinnerArrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(
            this, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, spinnerArray);
    spinnerArrayAdapter.setDropDownViewResource( android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item );
     
    Spinner spinner = (Spinner) findViewById( R.id.spinner );
    spinner.setAdapter(spinnerArrayAdapter);

Solution 5

this work for me:-

String[] array = {"A", "B", "C"};
String abc = "";


Spinner spinner = new Spinner(getContext());
ArrayAdapter<String> spinnerArrayAdapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getContext(), android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, array); //selected item will look like a spinner set from XML
spinnerArrayAdapter.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item);
spinner.setAdapter(spinnerArrayAdapter);

I am using a Fragment.

Solution 6

In Kotlin language you can do it in this way:

val values = arrayOf(
    "cat",
    "dog",
    "chicken"
)

ArrayAdapter(
    this,
    android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item,
    values
).also {
    it.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item)
    spinner.adapter = it
}