How to Detect Long Press on ListView Items in Android?
ListView in Android is a ViewGroup that is used to display items in rows and has an adapter that inserts the desired elements into the list. Once the items are inserted into the ListView, they can be clicked and the desired action can be performed.
As multiple operations can be performed on a ListView, in this article, we will show you how you could handle a long press on the items in ListView.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file. Add a ListView in the layout.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity.kt file
Go to the MainActivity.kt file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
You can see that upon long press on any element, a message about the items is displayed. You can customize the operation to perform any desired action.
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