A ListFragment Application in Android

July 2, 2012

In this article we will create an application which displays a list of countries using ListFragment. ListFragment is a subclass of Fragment class which can display a set of items in a listview and facilitates to exist as a fragment. We are building this application for Android 4.0 in which fragments are supported by default.

1. Create an Android Project namely “ListFragmentDemo”

New Android Project

Figure 1: New Android Project

2. Select Android Build Target

Select Build Target

Figure 2 : Select Build Target

3. Enter application details

Application Details

Figure 3: Application Details

4. src/in/wptrafficanalyzer/listfragmentdemo/CountryList.java

package in.wptrafficanalyzer.listfragmentdemo;

import android.app.ListFragment;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;

public class CountryList extends ListFragment {

    String[] countries = new String[] {
        "Sri Lanka",
        "North Korea",
        "South Korea",

    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        /** Creating an array adapter to store the list of countries **/
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(inflater.getContext(), android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1,countries);

        /** Setting the list adapter for the ListFragment */

        return super.onCreateView(inflater, container, savedInstanceState);

5. res/layout/main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:orientation="vertical" >



6. Application in Execution

ListFragment Demo in Execution

Figure 4 : ListFragment Demo in Execution

7. Download

8. Reference


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11 Responses to A ListFragment Application in Android

  1. aradhna on September 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    thnx its usefull to me

  2. Tech Rahul on February 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I am getting this error.

    02-09 13:23:40.153: E/AndroidRuntime(745): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
    02-09 13:23:40.153: E/AndroidRuntime(745): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate activity ComponentInfo{in.wptrafficanalyzer.listfragmentdemo/in.wptrafficanalyzer.listfragmentdemo.CountryList}: java.lang.ClassCastException: in.wptrafficanalyzer.listfragmentdemo.CountryList cannot be cast to android.app.Activity

    Can you guide me where I am going wrong.

    • bott on August 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Hey same error for my. Someone know how to fix it pls??

      • george on August 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        Hi Bott,

        Did you try with the downloaded source code?

        Also please try with the apk file contained in the source code.

        • Bott on August 3, 2013 at 4:56 am

          i try and work fine, i was trayin to execute the clas extends Listfragment, thanks!

  3. okfriansyah on April 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Nice. but how to use it with icon. so different icon for different array list.


  4. Paulo McNally on May 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    How to clear ListFragment?? http://i.imgur.com/h5oEKHT.jpg

  5. Eli on December 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    How do I make the list items on the list fragment clickable?

  6. Richard on August 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Apparently you should only set the adaptor in the onActivityCreated callback.

  7. Chris on October 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    How to delete the element when clicked which should get auto updated in the listfragment..kinda auto refresh on listening to deletion made.heard like its possible with the method notifyDataSetChanged(),but i don’t know how?

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