original source : http://www.androiddocs.com/training/wearables/ui/lists.html

Creating Lists

Lists let users select an item from a set of choices easily on wearable devices.

The Wearable UI Library includes the WearableListView class .

To create a list in your Android Wear apps:

  1. Add a WearableListView element to your activity’s layout definition.
  2. Create a custom layout implementation for your list items.
  3. Use this implementation to create a layout definition file for your list items.
  4. Create an adapter to populate the list.
  5. Assign the adapter to the WearableListView element

Add a List View




Create a Layout Implementation for List Items

This layout also implements the methods in the WearableListView.OnCenterProximityListener interface to change the color of the item’s icon and fade the text in response to events from WearableListView as the user scrolls through the list.

public class WearableListItemLayout extends LinearLayout
            implements WearableListView.OnCenterProximityListener {

   private ImageView mCircle;
   private TextView mName;

   private final float mFadedTextAlpha;
   private final int mFadedCircleColor;
   private final int mChosenCircleColor;

   public WearableListItemLayout(Context context) {
       this(context, null);

   public WearableListItemLayout(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
       this(context, attrs, 0);

   public WearableListItemLayout(Context context, AttributeSet attrs,
                                 int defStyle) {
       super(context, attrs, defStyle);

       mFadedTextAlpha = getResources()
                        .getInteger(R.integer.action_text_faded_alpha) / 100f;
       mFadedCircleColor = getResources().getColor(R.color.grey);
       mChosenCircleColor = getResources().getColor(R.color.blue);

   // Get references to the icon and text in the item layout definition
   protected void onFinishInflate() {
       // These are defined in the layout file for list items
       // (see next section)
       mCircle = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.circle);
       mName = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.name);

   public void onCenterPosition(boolean animate) {
       ((GradientDrawable) mCircle.getDrawable()).setColor(mChosenCircleColor);

   public void onNonCenterPosition(boolean animate) {
       ((GradientDrawable) mCircle.getDrawable()).setColor(mFadedCircleColor);

Create a Layout Definition for Items



Create an Adapter to Populate the List

private static final class Adapter extends WearableListView.Adapter {
   private String[] mDataset;
   private final Context mContext;
   private final LayoutInflater mInflater;

   // Provide a suitable constructor (depends on the kind of dataset)
   public Adapter(Context context, String[] dataset) {
       mContext = context;
       mInflater = LayoutInflater.from(context);
       mDataset = dataset;

   // Provide a reference to the type of views you're using
   public static class ItemViewHolder extends WearableListView.ViewHolder {
       private TextView textView;
       public ItemViewHolder(View itemView) {
           // find the text view within the custom item's layout
           textView = (TextView) itemView.findViewById(R.id.name);

   // Create new views for list items
   // (invoked by the WearableListView's layout manager)
   public WearableListView.ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent,
                                                         int viewType) {
       // Inflate our custom layout for list items
       return new ItemViewHolder(mInflater.inflate(R.layout.list_item, null));

   // Replace the contents of a list item
   // Instead of creating new views, the list tries to recycle existing ones
   // (invoked by the WearableListView's layout manager)
   public void onBindViewHolder(WearableListView.ViewHolder holder,
                                int position) {
       // retrieve the text view
       ItemViewHolder itemHolder = (ItemViewHolder) holder;
       TextView view = itemHolder.textView;
       // replace text contents
       // replace list item's metadata

   // Return the size of your dataset
   // (invoked by the WearableListView's layout manager)
   public int getItemCount() {
       return mDataset.length;

Associate the Adapter and Set a Click Listener

public class WearActivity extends Activity
                         implements WearableListView.ClickListener {

   // Sample dataset for the list
   String[] elements = { "List Item 1", "List Item 2", ... };

   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

       // Get the list component from the layout of the activity
       WearableListView listView =
           (WearableListView) findViewById(R.id.wearable_list);

       // Assign an adapter to the list
       listView.setAdapter(new Adapter(this, elements));

       // Set a click listener

   // WearableListView click listener
   public void onClick(WearableListView.ViewHolder v) {
       Integer tag = (Integer) v.itemView.getTag();
       // use this data to complete some action ...

   public void onTopEmptyRegionClick() {

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