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Android CustomChoiceList Sample

This sample demonstrates how to create custom checkable layouts, for use with ListView's choiceMode attribute.


This sample demonstrates how to create custom single- or multi-choice ListView UIs on Android.

When a ListView has a android:choiceMode attribute set, it will allow users to “choose” one or more items. For exmaple, refer to res/layout/sample_main.xml in this project:

<ListView android:id="@android:id/list"
    android:choiceMode="multipleChoice" />

The framework provides these default list item layouts that show standard radio buttons or check boxes next to a single line of text:

  • android.R.layout.simple_list_item_single_choice
  • android.R.layout.simple_list_item_multiple_choice.

In some cases, you may want to customize this layout. When doing so, the root view must implement the Checkable interface. For an example, see this sample's CheckableLinearLayout class.

Lastly, remember to use padding on your ListViews to adhere to the standard metrics described in the Android Design guidelines. When doing so, you should set the android:scrollbarStyle attribute such that the scrollbar doesn't inset.


  • Android SDK 28
  • Android Build Tools v28.0.3
  • Android Support Repository


Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the “gradlew build” command or use “Import Project” in Android Studio.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see for more details.


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