Spinner sample program in Android

By: Ashley  

This sample android program shows you how to use Spinner  in Android. In this program a list is shown as a dropdown box. When you click on the list, the selected item is shown on the text view. You can use this ArrayAdapter widget and the Spinner object together with the  onListItemClick() method to determine the selected index and process accordingly.

The ArrayAdapterDemo2.java file is as follows:

package com.javasamples;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.Spinner;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class ArrayAdapterDemo2 extends Activity implements
		AdapterView.OnItemSelectedListener {
	TextView selection;
	String[] items = { "this", "is", "a", "really", 
			"really2", "really3",
			"really4", "really5", "silly", "list" };

	public void onCreate(Bundle icicle) {
		selection = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.selection);

		Spinner spin = (Spinner) findViewById(R.id.spinner);

		ArrayAdapter aa = new ArrayAdapter(


	public void onItemSelected(AdapterView<?> parent, View v, int position,
			long id) {

	public void onNothingSelected(AdapterView<?> parent) {

The output of this program will be as shown in the android emulator below.

The main.xml file in your res/layout folder is as follows:

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

Archived Comments

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2. I am working with spinner how to use 3 sppiners
Baseing one after the other can u plz send

View Tutorial          By: BHARGAV at 2016-01-24 15:20:56

3. i have json data like coffeename and coffee prize and i have binded it to spinner but when i touch t
View Tutorial          By: Paramatma sharan upadhyay at 2015-09-21 12:14:31

4. Hi, thi's sursh laveti, actually I'm getting a problem with adding a huge no. of cities into spinner
View Tutorial          By: suresh l at 2015-06-24 07:53:19

5. nice examples,but i have one problem in my project I want to switch from one activity to another by
View Tutorial          By: swati at 2015-04-30 10:48:13

6. hi...i have done a project based on spinners..the probem is when im clicking on spinner it is not di
View Tutorial          By: Nagini at 2015-04-11 05:01:43

7. Muy buen ejemplo, aunque como idea general podríamos agregar:


View Tutorial          By: Ligator at 2013-07-26 05:57:47

8. I want get data from Mysql into Spinner by using Php and json
Please Help me

View Tutorial          By: Dilsha at 2013-07-06 05:17:58

9. Very Nice tutorial you can also check this one <a href="http://pavanhd.blogspot.in/2013/04/a
View Tutorial          By: pavan at 2013-05-06 12:40:28

10. hi,
i use spinner concept in my project but i will give the spinner item from the sqlite data

View Tutorial          By: lavanya at 2013-03-01 06:25:01

11. Thank you....
View Tutorial          By: Prakash at 2013-02-13 08:35:12

12. Thanks so much, your post was quit usefull
View Tutorial          By: Patrick Chukwuma at 2013-01-10 16:30:38

13. I want get data from Mysql into Spinner by using Php and json
Please Help me

View Tutorial          By: Pravin at 2013-01-05 13:36:11

14. Thanks for this example. It helps me a lot.
View Tutorial          By: Heniu at 2012-06-29 11:58:01

15. Thank you.. Its working..
View Tutorial          By: koti at 2012-06-11 19:53:21

16. hi, the code is fine. i want this array to be declared in an file and it should display the the res
View Tutorial          By: deepi at 2012-04-26 06:08:36

17. hi, the code is fine. i want this array to be declared in an file and it should display the the res
View Tutorial          By: deepi at 2012-04-26 06:07:13

18. hi, good afternoon
i don,t know how to use spinner class can u give a simple example and wt i

View Tutorial          By: Hemanshu at 2012-01-17 06:49:10

19. hi,good afternoon i have one problem with spinners.I am doing my project based upon spinners.My app
View Tutorial          By: veera reddy at 2012-01-13 06:55:24

20. Thank you for your simple example which will help me in my application
View Tutorial          By: eekld at 2012-01-04 15:46:48

21. the spinner example is very nice...
View Tutorial          By: narendra at 2011-11-23 11:16:47

22. i have a problem .
i am getting an error called ib cannot be resolved or its not a field ,sel

View Tutorial          By: chaitra at 2011-11-16 07:28:29

23. Hi, I have one problem in spinner items. I want to use the contact list of phone in items of spinner
View Tutorial          By: soodi at 2011-10-18 18:15:58

24. Thank you, for simple and useful example.
View Tutorial          By: Dmitriy at 2011-09-04 20:53:53

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