nabir nabir - 1 month ago 13
Android Question

Add a ListView or RecyclerView to new NavigationView

I am using the new NavigationView from revision 22.2.0 of the support library by Google. It works perfectly fine to generate a navigation drawer populated using a menu res.

I was wondering is it possible to add a ListView or RecyclerView to the navigation drawer so that it can be populated using my custom adapter code, which allows for far greater flexibility than menu resources.

Here is my current XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout
android:id="@+id/drawer_layout"
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:fitsSystemWindows="true"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<FrameLayout
android:id="@+id/content_view"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:orientation="vertical">

<include layout="@layout/main_toolbar" />

</FrameLayout>

<android.support.design.widget.NavigationView
android:id="@+id/navigation_view"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:layout_gravity="start"
app:headerLayout="@layout/navigation_drawer_header"
app:menu="@menu/menu_navigation_drawer" />


</android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout>


Where in my XML would I add the ListView or RecyclerView?

EDIT

As per Basant's suggestion, I nested a ListView into the NavigationView. You lose the ability to inflate from a menu res (as far as I know) but it succeeds in what I want it to do. The header XML is unchanged, it is just included into XML.

New code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout
android:id="@+id/drawer_layout"
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"
android:fitsSystemWindows="true"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<FrameLayout
android:id="@+id/content_view"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:orientation="vertical">

<include layout="@layout/main_toolbar" />

</FrameLayout>

<android.support.design.widget.NavigationView
android:id="@+id/navigation_view"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:layout_gravity="start">

<RelativeLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent">

<include
android:id="@+id/navigation_drawer_header_include"
layout="@layout/navigation_drawer_header" />

<ListView
android:id="@+id/navigation_drawer_list"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:layout_below="@id/navigation_drawer_header_include"/>

</RelativeLayout>

</android.support.design.widget.NavigationView>


</android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout>

Answer

You can just nest the ListView or RecyclerView inside the NavigationView.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout
    android:id="@+id/drawer_layout"
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:fitsSystemWindows="true"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <FrameLayout
        android:id="@+id/content_view"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:orientation="vertical">

        <include layout="@layout/main_toolbar" />

    </FrameLayout>

    <android.support.design.widget.NavigationView
        android:id="@+id/navigation_view"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_gravity="start"/>

        <ListView
            android:id="@+id/menuList"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"/>
</android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout>

NOTE: Keep in mind that if you use use a ListView inside it, you can't use the NavigationView's header. You will have to use the header view of the ListView that you are adding. Don't forget to remove the app:menu and app:header fields.

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