wawanopoulos wawanopoulos - 3 years ago 105
Android Question

Navigation Drawer : add headers in listview

I have created a project with the new navigation drawer Object.

I would like to customize the layout of the menu, to add another object like TextView, ImageView ... And for begining, i would like to modify the default layout which is composed only with one listview, by adding 2 or 3 headers in the listview.

Today, i have tried to use "addHeaderView" but i think it's possible to use this only for adding one header.

How can i do to add header and really customize my layout menu? Because, from the developer API, it seems that only two childrens are permit under a "android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout".

Here is a capture of my layout today :

Navigation Drawer Headers in listview

And here is a capture that i want to create :

Navigation Drawer Headers in listview

Here is a piece of code of my MainActivity :

public class MainActivity extends Activity {
private DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout;
private ListView mDrawerList;
private ActionBarDrawerToggle mDrawerToggle;

private CharSequence mDrawerTitle;
private CharSequence mTitle;
private String[] mPlanetTitles;

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

mTitle = mDrawerTitle = getTitle();
mPlanetTitles = getResources().getStringArray(R.array.planets_array);
mDrawerLayout = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawer_layout);

// Declaration of the 2 listview's
mDrawerList = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.dernieres_news);

LayoutInflater inflater = getLayoutInflater();

// Add header news title
ViewGroup header_news = (ViewGroup)inflater.inflate(R.layout.header_dernieres_news, mDrawerList, false);
mDrawerList.addHeaderView(header_news, null, false);

// set a custom shadow that overlays the main content when the drawer opens
mDrawerLayout.setDrawerShadow(R.drawable.drawer_shadow, GravityCompat.START);

String[] names=new String[]{"Title 1", "Title 2", "Title 3", "Title 4", "Title 5"};

/*Array of Images*/
int[] image = new int[] {R.drawable.ic_action_feed, R.drawable.ic_action_feed, R.drawable.ic_action_feed, R.drawable.ic_action_feed, R.drawable.ic_action_feed};

List<HashMap<String, String>> listinfo = new ArrayList<HashMap<String, String>>();
for(int i=0;i<5;i++){
HashMap<String, String> hm = new HashMap<String, String>();
hm.put("name", names[i]);
hm.put("image", Integer.toString(image[i]));

// Keys used in Hashmap
String[] from = { "image", "name" };
int[] to = { R.id.img, R.id.txt };
SimpleAdapter adapter = new SimpleAdapter(getBaseContext(), listinfo, R.layout.drawer_list_item, from, to);

mDrawerList.setOnItemClickListener(new DrawerItemClickListener());

// enable ActionBar app icon to behave as action to toggle nav drawer

// ActionBarDrawerToggle ties together the the proper interactions
// between the sliding drawer and the action bar app icon
mDrawerToggle = new ActionBarDrawerToggle(
this, /* host Activity */
mDrawerLayout, /* DrawerLayout object */
R.drawable.ic_drawer, /* nav drawer image to replace 'Up' caret */
R.string.drawer_open, /* "open drawer" description for accessibility */
R.string.drawer_close /* "close drawer" description for accessibility */
) {
public void onDrawerClosed(View view) {
invalidateOptionsMenu(); // creates call to onPrepareOptionsMenu()

public void onDrawerOpened(View drawerView) {
invalidateOptionsMenu(); // creates call to onPrepareOptionsMenu()

if (savedInstanceState == null) {

And the code of activity_main.xml :

<android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_height="match_parent" >

android:layout_height="match_parent" />

android:dividerHeight="1dp" />

Answer Source

You would do that the same way as you would add headings in any other ListView, by teaching your ListAdapter to return heading rows as well as detail rows. At the low level, this involves overriding methods like getViewTypeCount() and getItemViewType() in your ListAdapter, plus having getView() know the difference between the row types. Or, use an existing high-level implementation like https://github.com/emilsjolander/StickyListHeaders or http://code.google.com/p/android-amazing-listview/ or any of the others found when searching for android listview headers.

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