preethi preethi - 7 months ago 83
Android Question

How to get Selected items from Multi Select List View

I am using an array adapter and to this am adding an array list of string s , the list is multi select , How can i get the values of list items clicked ?

ArrayAdapter<String> adapter=new ArrayAdapter<String>(this, android.R.layout.simple_list_item_multiple_choice,conts_list);

I was trying to do this ,

SparseBooleanArray positions = my_contacts_list.getCheckedItemPositions();
int size=positions.size();
int i=0;
while(i <= size){

But position.get(i) is an array list , how to retrieve the selected items then ?


SparseBooleanArray.get returns a boolean, but I believe you need to check it for each position in your list, e.g.

int len = listView.getCount();
SparseBooleanArray checked = listView.getCheckedItemPositions();
for (int i = 0; i < len; i++)
 if (checked.get(i)) {
  String item = cont_list.get(i);
  /* do whatever you want with the checked item */