Figen Güngör Figen Güngör - 1 year ago 159
Android Question

Android AutoCompleteTextView DropDown Position

I am using following code for autocomplete however, dropdown items comes above the autocompletetextview. I want it to show up beneath the autocompletetextview. How can I do that?

package com.example.autocomplete;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.AutoCompleteTextView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {
protected void onCreate(Bundle icicle) {
super.onCreate(icicle);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this,
android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, COUNTRIES);
AutoCompleteTextView textView = (AutoCompleteTextView)
findViewById(R.id.countries_list);
textView.setAdapter(adapter);
}

private static final String[] COUNTRIES = new String[] {
"Belgium","Belgam","Bellam", "France Belgium", "Italy", "Germany", "Spain"
};
}


xml:

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context="${relativePackage}.${activityClass}" >

<AutoCompleteTextView
android:id="@+id/countries_list"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
android:layout_marginTop="100dp"
android:dropDownHeight="100dp"
android:ems="10"
android:text="AutoCompleteTextView" >

<requestFocus />
</AutoCompleteTextView>

</RelativeLayout>

Answer Source

Looks like this must work:

android:dropDownHeight="100dp"

Founded here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/7648028/1723525

Edit:

I tried with a new Activity and the suggestions ara shown below. Maybe you have to change the dropDownHeight to 150dp because you have marginTop of 100dp. I guess that the dropDownHeight must be higher than the Y position (= padding + margin). Let me know if it works.

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