How to Implement Android SearchView with Example
SearchView widget is used to provide a search interface to the user so that the user can enter his search query and submit a request to the search provider and get a list of query suggestions or results.
public class SearchView extends LinearLayout implements CollapsibleActionView
java.lang.Object ↳ android.view.View ↳ android.view.ViewGroup ↳ android.widget.LinearLayout ↳ android.widget.SearchView
Example to Demonstrate SearchView:
In this article, you will create a basic search application with a search view and list view. The user will type a search query in the search view which is present in the action bar. Here are explained steps:
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. The code for that has been given in both Java and Kotlin Programming Language for Android.
Step 2: Working with the XML Files
Next, go to the activity_main.xml file, which represents the UI of the project. It consists of a Relative Layout with ListView in it from which data is to be searched. Here is the complete code for activity_main.xml:
Create menu.xml Resource File and Add a SearchView as a Menu Item to Action Bar with the title “Search”.
Here is the complete code for the menu.xml file.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity File
Go to the MainActivity File and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity File. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail. In this file, items are added to List View manually and setOnQueryTextListener is attached to Search View. onQueryTextSubmit() method is overridden in which List View gets filtered according to the search query entered by the user.
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